WikiIndaba conference 2019/Submissions/Promote local languages with Lingua Libre and Wiktionary

Submission no. 030
Title of the submission
Promote local languages with Lingua Libre and Wiktionary
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, birds of a feather discussion)
Author of the submission
  • Georges Fodouop
  • Nadia Ongbakak
  • Christian Mbou
Language of presentation

English and French

E-mail address
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikimedians of Cameroon User Group
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

Cameroon has more than 200 local languages and currently none of them appear in any of Wikimedia movement projects. Currently, in collaboration with local associations and members of the User Group (linguists, translators) we are engaged in the promotion of some languages. This will involve using the Lingua Libre platform and the Wiktionary to promote from audio files Ghomala, ewondo, bulu,... languages.

What will attendees take away from this session?

This session will present the beginning of this project, discover the Lingua Libre platform as well as the perspectives of the team working on this project and especially share this experience with other countries that would like to promote local languages.

Theme of presentation
Promote local languages with Lingua Libre and Wiktionary
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?

For all participants

Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 minutes
Will you attend WikiIndaba if your submission is not accepted?


Slides or further information (optional)
Slides, audios,
Special requests
Is this Submission a Draft or Final?

Interested attendees edit

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  1. --Geugeor Georges (talk) 12:16, 11 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. --Gereon K. (talk) 09:32, 25 October 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Final decision edit