List of Wikipedias

This page contains information about all 329 languages for which official Wikipedias have been created under the auspices of the Wikimedia Foundation. The table below, however, excludes 11 Wikipedias that were closed and moved to the Wikimedia Incubator for further development, leaving a current total of 318 active Wikipedias. Content in other languages is being developed at the Wikimedia Incubator; languages which meet certain criteria can get their own wikis.

The table entries are ordered by current article count. Each entry gives the language name in English (linked to the English Wikipedia article for the language); its "local name" (i.e. in the language itself, linked to the article in that language's wiki); the language code used in the wiki's URL address and in interwiki links to it (linked to the local Main Page); and statistics on articles, edits, administrators, users, active users, and images (each linked to an appropriate local special page).

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More lists of Wikipedias by various criteria :  [ edit ]

Notes

  • The "All pages" column refers to the number of pages in all namespaces, including both articles (the official article count of each wiki) and non-articles (user pages, images, talk pages, "project" pages, categories, and templates).
  • "Active Users" are registered users who have made at least one edit in the last thirty days.
  • "Files" is the number of locally uploaded files. Note that some large Wikipedias do not use local images or other media files and rely on Commons completely, so the value "0" is not a glitch (see also List of Wikipedias having zero local media files).

All Wikipedias ordered by number of articles

The languages listed here are Wikipedias that have been created as separate subdomains of wikipedia.org, ordered by number of articles. The table can also be sorted by other columns. It excludes closed Wikipedias. Historical data of this table dating back to 2007 can be found in the history of this table (or, after 15 October 2022, in the history of the current source of the data).

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Other Wikipedias

Not yet created

Please visit the Wikimedia Incubator for new language versions (known as "tests") that may become stand-alone wikis in the future. See the Incubator Manual and FAQ for more information.

Closed and read-only

These Wikipedias are closed and in read-only status. Existing users can still log in and their user preferences are still effective, but they cannot edit any pages. Editiable copies of these Wikipedias can be found in the Incubator; for example, the page cho:Chahta at the closed Choctaw Wikipedia can be found (and edited) at incubator:Wp/cho/Chahta.

  1. aa: – The Afar Wikipedia was closed on 10 May 2008. It is now found at incubator:Wp/aa.
  2. cho: – The Choctaw Wikipedia was closed on 3 July 2007, following a community vote. It is now found at incubator:Wp/cho.
  3. ho: – The Hiri Motu Wikipedia was closed on 9 July 2007. It is now found at incubator:Wp/ho.
  4. hz: – The Herero Wikipedia was closed on 24 July 2007. The wiki has been emptied and locked, but the original user pages still exist. It is now found at incubator:Wp/hz.
  5. ii: – The Yi Wikipedia was closed on 29 July 2007. It is now found at incubator:Wp/ii.
  6. kj: – The Kwanyama Wikipedia was closed on 10 July 2007. It is now found at incubator:Wp/kj.
  7. kr: – The Kanuri Wikipedia was closed on 3 May 2007, following a community vote. The reason was the absence of both content and community. It is now found at incubator:Wp/kr.
  8. lrc: – The Northern Luri Wikipedia was closed on 14 January 2021. It is now found at incubator:Wp/lrc.
  9. mh: – The Marshallese Wikipedia was closed on 4 May 2008. It is now found at incubator:Wp/mh.
  10. mus: – The Muscogee Wikipedia was closed on 10 July 2007. It is now found at incubator:Wp/mus.
  11. ng: – The Ndonga Wikipedia was closed on 10 January 2010. It is now found at incubator:Wp/ng.

See also our Special:SiteMatrix, where the closed Wikipedias are crossed out (and the red links indicate wikis that have never existed). There is also a configuration file listing all closed Wikimedia projects.

Deleted but hosted elsewhere

These Wikipedias are no longer hosted by Wikimedia. They have been moved to other hosts.

  1. tok: – The Toki Pona Wikipedia was officially closed in 2008 and all projects in that language were deleted in 2010 due to the lack of a valid ISO language code. The wiki was hosted by Wikia (which became Fandom) until 2021. It is now an independently hosted encyclopedia at https://wikipesija.org.
  2. tlh: – The Klingon Wikipedia was permanently locked in August 2005, and was moved to Wikia (Fandom) as the Klingon Wiki. For details, see the history of the Klingon Wikipedia.
  3. ru-sib: – The Siberian Wikipedia was deleted in 2007 after it became apparent that the creation of the wiki in 2006 was based on a hoax. The wiki's content was moved to the sibvolgota (now a dead link).
  4. mo: – The Moldovan Wikipedia in the Moldovan Cyrillic alphabet was deleted in November 2017, a decade after being closed. It is now hosted by Fandom as Википедия. The mo: interlanguage prefix now points to the Romanian Wikipedia.

Nonstandard language codes

These Wikipedias use language codes that do not conform to the ISO 639 standard (which is how wiki subdomains are chosen nowadays).

  1. ak: – code used for the Akan Wikipedia (not the official code aka — note that Akan is now considered a family of languages, so the Wikipedia should be split into multiple separate Wikipedias: one Akan language, Twi, already has a Wikipedia at tw:)
  2. als: – originally used for the Alsatian Wikipedia, which now encompasses the Alemannic dialects in general — the official code gsw is being considered as a replacement subdomain (note that als officially represents the unrelated language Tosk Albanian)
  3. bat-smg: – invented code used for the Samogitian Wikipedia (not the official code sgs)
  4. cbk-zam: – invented code used for the Zamboanga Chavacano Wikipedia (note that cbk is the correct code for the larger family of langugages Zamboanga Chavacano is a member of)
  5. fiu-vro: – invented code used for the Võro Wikipedia (not the official code vro — note that fiu is the official code for the family of languages Võro is a member of)
  6. ksh: – code used for the Ripuarian Wikipedia, even though ksh actually represents Kölsch (or Colognian), a subset of Ripuarian
  7. map-bms: – invented code used for the Banyumasan Wikipedia (note that map does represent the family of languages the Banyumasan dialect falls within)
  8. nds-nl: – invented code used for Dutch Low Saxon Wikipedia would technically be the correct code for Low Saxon spoken in the Netherlands (i.e., nds-NL), but is therefore redundant with nds:, the code used for the Low German/Low Saxon Wikipedia (note that nds is the correct code for the Low German/Low Saxon family of languages, which Dutch Low Saxon is a member of)
  9. nrm: – code used for the Norman Wikipedia (not the official code nrf — note that nrm is the official code for the completely unrelated language Narom)
  10. roa-rup: – invented code used for the Aromanian Wikipedia (not the official code rup — note that roa is the standard code for the larger family of Romance languages that Aromanian is a member of)
  11. roa-tara: – invented code used for the Tarantino Wikipedia (again, roa is the standard code for the large family of Romance languages that the Tarantino dialect falls within)
  12. simple: – invented code used for the Simple English Wikipedia (not the official IETF code en-simple)
  13. zh-classical: – invented code used for the Classical Chinese Wikipedia (not the official code lzh)
  14. zh-min-nan: – invented code used for the Southern Min Wikipedia (not the official code nan)
  15. zh-yue: – invented code used for the Cantonese Wikipedia (not the official code yue)

Note that renaming wiki subdomains is very difficult, which is why so many of these nonstandard codes are still in use despite the existence of alternatives.

Redirects

  1. nan: – redirects to zh-min-nan: (the Southern Min Wikipedia)
  2. cz: – redirects to cs: (the Czech Wikipedia)
  3. dk: – redirects to da: (the Danish Wikipedia)
  4. be-x-old: – redirects to be-tarask: (the Belarusian Wikipedia using Taraškievica orthography)
  5. nb: – redirects to no: (the Norwegian Wikipedia using Bokmål orthography)
  6. mo: – redirects to ro: (as discussed above, the Moldovan Wikipedia now redirects to the Romanian Wikipedia)

Non-language subdomains

  • nostalgia: – A read-only snapshot of Wikipedia's early days.
  • sep11: – The Sep11wiki existed with a .wikipedia.org URL from 2001 to 2008, despite its totally different scope and purpose from all other Wikipedias. It was made read-only in 2006 and closed two years later.

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