Tyap Wikimedians Proposed User Group

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Tyap Wikimedians Proposed User Group is a proposed user-group dedicated to promoting Wikimedia projects in Nenzit (Central Plateau) languages, with Tyap language as a role model. Tyap is a Nigerian language spoken in the central part of the country, with over 250,000 native speakers and unaccounted number of L2 and L3 speakers and when considered one and same with Jju (a close mutually intelligible language with a separate ISO Code), would have close to a million L1 speakers.

Tyap Wikimedians Proposed User Group

Nigeria
LocationGlobal Online Community-based
Country code
  • NG
Main officeAbuja
Official language(s)
Other language(s)
Key people
E-mail addresstyapwikimedia(_AT_)gmail.com
YouTubeTyap Wikimedia
MottoPromoting Wikimedia projects in Tyap and sister Nenzit languages
Shyia̱ yaa̱son nta̱m Wukimedia ma̱ng Tyap mbeang á̱kum lilyem Nienzi̱t ka

The Tyapic lects with two ISO codes kcg and kaj are a group of mutually intelligible dialects spoken in Central Nigeria. The largest of these lects is Jju (ISO: kaj), spoken by more than 300,000 people (as of 1988); and Tyap (ISO: kcg), spoken by more than 130,000 (as of 1993) indigenous speakers. The core Tyap dialects include: Fantswam, Gworok, Sholyio, Takad, Tyap (proper; Mabatado or Mabarado), Tyecharak, and Tyuku. Jju's intelligibility with each Tyap dialect vary. The average being above 80% (see Comparison between Tyap dialects). With fellow Nenzit languages, Tyap is 72% intelligible with Izere and 66% with Rigwe.

The group's membership is open to all interested individuals.

ObjectivesEdit

  • To support new and existing Tyap editors in contributing to Wikimedia projects
  • To organize in-person events and online edit-a-thons (edit-a-thons, photowalks, educational outreaches) to grow the numbers of articles in Tyap language and Tyap editors in Wikimedia projects
  • Create more awareness on Wikimedia projects across our region

Proposed activitiesEdit

The Tyap Wikimedia user group plans to hold and support the following activities:

  • In-person and online meeting events to gather together its members and prospective members to tutor and share ideas on editing and give support to those in need.
  • Edit-a-thons to improve and create new articles in Wikimedia projects like Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Translatewiki, MetaWiki and others, and in the process improve on their editing skills.
  • Editing contests to increase the momentum of article creation in Tyap by providing a morale boost in the form of prizes for winners and runner-ups, as well as encourage prospective members to join.
  • Photographic and audio recording contests and trips to enable users snapshot and upload images and short audio recordings on Wikimedia Commons for general Wikimedia project usage.

Events and projectsEdit

Grant proposalsEdit

  • Here is the link to our first grant proposal for our October 16-17 and 23-24, 2021, event series.
  • Here is the link to our second grant proposal for our January 22-23 and 29-30, 2022, event series.
  • Here is the grant proposal for our Tyap Wiktionary training event slated for April 23-24 and April 30-May 1, 2022.
  • Here is the link for the grant proposal for our Photowalk in Nok, Zangon Kataf, Kafanchan, Kagoro and Godogodo slated for June 11-12, 18-19 and 25-26, 2022.

MembersEdit

To join this proposed user group, simply typing four tildes (~), like this: ~~~~ below the numbered list, will automatically generate your signature and time stamp.

  1. Kambai Akau (talk) 13:33, 10 August 2021 (UTC)
  2. Zbobai (talk) 13:56, 10 August 2021 (UTC)
  3. Steve Kally (talk) 14:57, 10 August 2021 (UTC)
  4. Caleb Zachariah (talk) 14:55, 17 October 2021 (UTC)
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  10. 102.91.5.106 15:02, 17 October 2021 (UTC)
  11. Chacha2020 (talk) 15:17, 17 October 2021 (UTC)
  12. Emmanuel BT (talk) 15:19, 17 October 2021 (UTC)
  13. Joseph shichet phinehas (talk) 15:19, 17 October 2021 (UTC)
  14. Jennifer Timothy (talk) 15:30, 17 October 2021 (UTC)
  15. Stephen Bitrus kwasau (talk) 15:32, 17 October 2021 (UTC)
  16. Jiboman (talk) 16:06, 23 October 2021 (UTC)
  17. Micah Bobai David (talk) 16:07, 23 October 2021 (UTC)
  18. Natdisciple (talk) 16:06, 23 October 2021 (UTC)
  19. Meshackjolly009 (talk) 16:08, 23 October 2021 (UTC)
  20. Basham Barnabas (talk) 14:43, 23 January 2022 (UTC)
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  22. Dorothy Habila (talk) 14:46, 23 January 2022 (UTC)
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  24. Bello Lydia (talk) 14:49, 23 January 2022 (UTC)
  25. Genesis shan (talk) 14:54, 23 January 2022 (UTC)
  26. Farilla (talk) 15:02, 23 January 2022 (UTC)
  27. Dorcasndi (talk) 15:14, 23 January 2022 (UTC)
  28. Nrance (talk) 15:34, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  29. Josh p sidi (talk) 15:35, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  30. Don Amos (talk) 15:36, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  31. Awan Ben (talk) 15:40, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  32. Samuel Kaboshiah (talk) 15:40, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  33. PacemDee (talk) 15:42, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  34. Grace kuvon (talk) 15:46, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  35. Kutyia John (talk) 15:51, 29 January 2022 (UTC)
  36. JoeLi22 (talk) 13:40, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  37. Grace kuvon (talk) 15:34, 1 May 2022 (UTC)
  38. Dauda Ruth (talk) 15:39, 1 May 2022 (UTC)
  39. Jinkai001 (talk) 15:51, 1 May 2022 (UTC)

Contact informationEdit

Please reach us from our Discussion page or via email: tyapwikimedia gmail.com or camylevsky gmail.com.