Zulu Wikipedia

Favicon of Wikipedia Zulu Wikipedia
Type of site
Internet encyclopedia project
Available inZulu
OwnerWikimedia Foundation

The Zulu Wikipedia is the Zulu language edition of Wikipedia, a free, open-content encyclopedia. Started in November 2003, it rose to 186 articles as of May 13, 2009, and to 766 on April 25, 2016, making it the 247th largest Wikipedia language edition (down from 221st in the previous date).[1]

It has 1,355 articles as of November 2019 and 37 active registered users.


Although it was the third African language Wikipedia to reach 100 articles,[2] progress has been slow, and it has been surpassed by numerous other African languages.

As Zulu is mostly mutually intelligible with Xhosa, both of which are Nguni languages, it is possible for articles in the Zulu edition to be easily translated into Xhosa for the Xhosa Wikipedia. Similar trans-wiki efforts have been made for Scandinavian-language editions, such as the Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish through Wikimedia's Skanwiki collaboration tool.

In January 2012, the Zulu Wikipedia was proposed for closing, a proposal rejected on March 2012.[3]

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