Santali Wikipedia

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Type of site
Internet encyclopedia
Available inSantali
HeadquartersMiami, Florida
OwnerWikimedia Foundation
LaunchedAugust 2, 2018; 16 months ago (2018-08-02)[1]
Content license
Creative Commons Attribution/
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The Santali Wikipedia is the Santali language version of Wikipedia, run by the Wikimedia Foundation. The site was launched on 2 August 2018.[1] Santali Language's own alphabet, Ol Chiki, has been used as the alphabet of this Wikipedia.[1][2] Santali is a language in the Munda subfamily of Austroasiatic languages, spoken by around 7.4 million people in South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Bhutan and Nepal).


The process of creating a Santali Language Wikipedia began in 2012 and, later on, got momentum in February, 2017.[3] Back in 2012, Wikimedia Bangladesh organized a Wikipedia meetup and workshop with the Santali Language Community in Dinajpur District of Bangladesh with the goal of launching a Santali Language Wikipedia.[4] However, that process slowed down after some time.[5]

Then in September 2017, Wikimedia Bangladesh organized another meeting with Santali Language Community in a Dhaka Wikipedia meetup where a decision was made to expedite the launch of the Wikipedia.[3][6] Following that discussion, a workshop was organized in Dhaka by Wikimedia Bangladesh for Santali language community on 30 December 2017.[4] Santali language community from India also participated in that program through online discussion. Subsequently, another workshop was organized for Santali language community in Odisha, India on 11 March 2018 in collaboration with Odia Wikimedians User Group.

After months of work, Santali Language Wikipedia got the approval of Wikimedia Language Committee on 28 June 2018 and finally, the Santali Wikipedia site was launched on 2 August 2018.[4][6]

Users and editors[edit]

Santali Wikipedia statistics
Number of user accounts Number of articles Number of files Number of administrators
1871 1793 0 3


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