Myanmar Wikimedia Community User Group

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Myanmar Wikimedia Community User Group

Location of Myanmar
LocationMyanmar
Country codeMMR
Legal statusvoluntary and non-profit organization
Approval dateJanuary 23, 2020
Main officeYangon
Official language(s)Burmese
Other language(s)English
Kachin
Kayah
Karen
Chin
Mon
Rakhine
Shan
AffiliationsESEAP
Mailing listwikimedia-mm
TwitterMyanmar Wikipedia
FacebookMWCUG
Myanmar Wikipedia

Myanmar Wikimedia Community User Group (MMR) is a Wikimedia user group for people living in, interested in or connected to Myanmar and also its relations/connections to the neighboring countries and around the world.

Objectives edit

  • Organize outreach program and workshop online or offline to promote Wikimedia projects in Myanmar
  • Help people in Myanmar learn how to contribute to Wikimedia projects
  • Help minority languages users in Myanmar to setup their own Wikimedia projects
  • Gather more Myanmar related data to contribute to Wikimedia projects

Activities edit

Planned edit

  • Planning to conduct seminar by Myanmar Wikipedia and Shan Wikipedia at Taunggyi, Shan State in January 2020
  • Planning to conduct seminar by Myanmar Wikipedia and Mon Wikipedia at Mawlamyaing, Mon State in February 2020
  • Co-operate with Phandeeyar Accelerator (www.phandeeyar.org) to conduct monthly workshop in Yangon in 2020
  • Co-operate with Ministry of Education to start off Wikipedia in Education initiative
  • Co-operate with Ministry of Culture to start GLAM-initiative in Myanmar

History edit

  • Organize Myanmar Wikipedia Workshop in Bangkok, Thailand in 2009
  • Participate at NetMonday event organized by Telenor Myanmar as Main Contributor and talk about Wikipedia to more than 2,000 University students at Dagon University, Yangon in 2014
  • Participate at similar NetMonday event and talk about Wikipedia to more than 2,000 University students at Mandalay University, Mandalay in 2014
  • Organize Wikipedia Editing Workshop at Mandalay University, Computer Science Department in 2014
  • Organize Wikipedia Seminar in Yangon, Myanmar on October 2018
  • Organize Wikipedia Seminar in Mandalay, Myanmar on November 2019
  • Organize Wikipedia Workshop in Taunggyi, Myanmar on March 2020.
  • Organize Wikipedia Online Workshop via Zoom on November 2020.

Wikimedia Projects of Languages Spoken in Myanmar edit

Language Projects Articles Pages Edits Admins Users Active Users
Burmese Wikipedia 107,670 241,960 831,070 4 120,290 102
Wiktionary 125,040 130,384 936,666 2 9,526 15
Shan Wikipedia 13,574 31,981 63,794 2 4,528 17
Wiktionary 36,808 43,646 95,762 2 786 6
Wikivoyage 176 2,002 7,610 2 496 7
Wikibooks 148 4,367 10,519 2 335 2
Mon Wikipedia 1,919 6,560 43,610 3 3,863 11
Wiktionary 48,665 71,390 94,171 1 1,420 10
Pa'O Wikipedia 2,644 7,087 29,409 1 1,618 12
Wiktionary 2,461 3,287 10,671 1 287 6

Strategy 2021 edit

Please find the following link for Wikimedia Community User Group Strategy 2021 written in Myanmar Language.

Contact information edit