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The Wikimedia Asia-Oceania Project is an effort by affliates (chapters/ user groups/ individuals) in Asia and Oceania (the Pacific) to coordinate in sharing knowledge, pooling resources, hosting events and promoting Wikimedia projects. The project, originally proposed by Wikimedia Hong Kong, was first discussed during the 2010 chapters meeting in Berlin, and established in July 2010 during Wikimania 2010 in Gdańsk.


The following are chapters and organizations geographically (or most land mass geographically) located in Asia and Oceania. edit table

ISO Code Flag Country WM Code Formal name Website Meta Page Remarks Logo
AM   Armenia AM Wikimedia Armenia Wikimedia Armenia Chapter  
AU   Australia AU Wikimedia Australia Wikimedia Australia Chapter  
BD   Bangladesh BD Wikimedia Bangladesh Wikimedia Bangladesh Chapter  
ID   Indonesia ID Wikimedia Indonesia Wikimedia Indonesia Chapter  
IL   Israel IL Wikimedia Israel Wikimedia Israel Chapter  
IN   India IN Wikimedia India Wikimedia India Chapter  
RU   Russia RU Wikimedia Russia Wikimedia Russia Chapter  
TW   Taiwan TW Wikimedia Taiwan Wikimedia Taiwan Chapter  
AZ   Azerbaijan AZ Azerbaijani Wikimedians User Group Azerbaijani Wikimedians User Group User Group  
CN   China CN Wikimedia User Group China Wikimedia User Group China User Group  
GE   Georgia GE Wikimedia Community User Group Georgia Wikimedia Community User Group Georgia User Group  
HK   Hong Kong HKG Wikimedia Community User Group Hong Kong Wikimedia Community User Group Hong Kong User Group  
IR   Iran IR Iranian Wikimedians User Group Iranian Wikimedians User Group User Group  
IQ   Iraq IQ Iraqi Wikimedians User Group Iraqi Wikimedians User Group  
KR   South Korea KO Wikimedians of Korea User Group 위키미디어_대한민국 User Group  
MY   Malaysia MYS Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia User Group  
NP   Nepal NP Wikimedians of Nepal Wikimedians of Nepal User Group  
PK   Pakistan PK Wikimedia Community User Group Pakistan Wikimedia Community User Group Pakistan User Group  
PH   Philippines PH-WC Philippine Wikimedia Community User Group PhilWiki Community User Group  
LK   Sri Lanka LK Wikimedia Community User Group Sri Lanka Wikimedia Community User Group Sri Lanka User Group  
TH   Thailand TH Wikimedians in Thailand Wikimedians in Thailand User Group  
TH   Turkey TR Wikimedia Community User Group Turkey Wikimedia Community User Group Turkey User Group  
UZ   Uzbekistan UZ Wikimedians of Uzbekistan Community Wikimedians of Uzbekistan Community User Group  
VN   Vietnam VNM Vietnam Wikimedians User Group Vietnam Wikimedians User Group User Group  
IN   India HDW Hindi Wikimedians User Group Hindi Wikimedians User Group User Group  
IN   India KVL Karavali Wikimedians User Group Karavali Wikimedians User Group  
IN   India ODW Odia Wikimedians User Group Odia Wikimedians User Group User Group  
IN   India PAN Punjabi Wikimedians User Group Punjabi Wikimedians User Group User Group  
IN   India WBG West Bengal Wikimedians User Group West Bengal Wikimedians User Group  
NP   Nepal MAI Maithili Wikimedians User Group Maithili Wikimedians User Group  
LEV Wikimedians of the Levant Wikimedians of the Levant User Group  
MO   Macau MO Wikimedia Macau Wikimedia Macau Former Chapter  
PH   Philippines PH Wikimedia Philippines Wikimedia Philippines Former Chapter  
JP   Japan JP-KS Wikimedians in Kansai 関西ウィキメディアユーザ会 Working Group  
JO   Jordan JO Wikimedians of Jordan User Group Wikimedians of Jordan User Group Working Group  
KH   Cambodia KH Wikimedia-KH Cambodia User Group Wikimedia-KH Cambodia User Group Working Group  
MM   Myanmar MM Myanmar Wikimedia Community User Group Myanmar Wikimedia Community User Group Working Group  
BN   Timor Leste TL Timor Leste Wikimedia Working Group  
BN   Brunei BN Brunei Wikimedia Working Group  

How to joinEdit

All existing and proposed chapters, working groups and aligned organizations in Asia (including the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central Asia) are included as a part of the Wikimedia Asia Project, as well as chapters and groups in Australia and Oceania. No application is required to participate.

Please subscribe to the Asian Chapters mailing list, all the discussion and notification will be sent to the mailing list. The mailing list is not only for internal members.

Using the talk page to communicate with other Asian members is also welcome, but use of the mailing list is preferred for a faster response.

You can check out the full original proposal of Wikimedia Asia Project to get a general idea.

If you have any query about the project, please contact one of the chapter contact-persons in the table above, or any admin of the Wikimedia Asia mailing list: Yuyu, Htchien, Deryck Chan, Aphaia and Sky Harbor.

On-going Projects/Future PlansEdit

Helping the potentials chaptersEdit

If your country is a part of Asia and your community is going to set up a chapters, our existing Asian chapters and Asian Chapters Committees would like to give you a hand. Join the mailing list and get into contact with the existing chapters in Asia, we'll be happy to share our experience and offer the necessary expertise.

Wikimedia Asia MeetingEdit

Please see the details here: Asian Chapters Meeting

Wikimania 2013Edit

Wikimania 2013 was held in Hong Kong. See wm2013: for more details.

Cultural Content ExchangeEdit

The Cultural Content Exchange is a project to encourage translation of articles into as many Asian languages as possible.

Wikimania 2015Edit

Wikimania 2015 was held in Mexico City. See wm2015: for more details.

Wikipedia Asian MonthEdit

Wikipedia Asian Month is an online Edit-a-thon aimed at enhancing the understanding among Asian Wikipedia communities. The Wikipedia Asian Month plans to take place in November 2015, each of the participating communities will run a local Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on their own language Wikipedias, which promote editors create or improve the Wikipedia content about Asia except their own country. Although this is an Asian Month, the participating community is not limited in Asia.

Activities HistoryEdit

Lunch Break at Wikimania 2012
Asia Meetup, Hong Kong, 2013
Asia Meetup in Mexico City, 2015
Asia Meetup, Esino Lario, Italy, 2016
Asia Meetup, Montreal, Canada 2017
Asia Meetup in Berlin, Germany, 2018.
1st ESEAP Conference in Bali, Indonesia, 2018.
Asia-Oceania Meetup in Cape Town, South Africa 2018
Asia-Oceania Meeting at the Wikimedia DE Office, Berlin, Germany 2019. Image also shows Katheine Maher, ED of Wikimedia Foundation


September 2007, the idea of a Wikimedia Asia project was first coined and discussed by Anirudh Bhati, Cary Bass, THD and Jeromy Chan.

November 2009, Wikimedia Hong Kong started the discussion of Wikimedia Asia Project through e-mail. After the discussion between most of the Asian chapters, they decided to apply a mailing list to Wikimedia Foundation for Asian Chapters.

December 2009, Wikimedia Foundation approved the mailing list application of Asian chapters.

February 2010, the first draft of Wikimedia Asia Project was published.

April 2010, the first Asian Chapters Meet Up was held in the Chapter Meeting 2010 in Berlin.

July 2010, the panel of Wikimedia Asia and the second Asian Chapters Meet Up were held in Wikimania 2010, Gdańsk.

August 2011, an informal Asian Wikimedians' lunch was held in Wikimania 2011, Haifa.

July 2012, a Wikimedia Asia lunch meetup was held in Wikimania 2012 in Washington DC. During the meetup we celebrated the 500,000th article on the Chinese Wikipedia.

April 2013, an Asian chapters meeting was held at the Wikimedia Chapters Conference 2013, Milan.

August 2013, an Wikimedia Asia meeting was held at Wikimania 2013, Hong Kong.

July 2015, an Wikimedia Asia meetup was held in Wikimania 2015 in Mexico City.

June 2016, Wikimedia Asia meetup, Wikimania 2016

August 2017, Wikimedia Asia meetup, Wikimania 2017 in Montreal, Canada

April 2018, Wikimedia Asia meetup, Wikimedia Conference in Berlin.

May 2018, ESEAP Conference 2018, 1st ESEAP Conference in Bali, Indonesia.

July 2018, Wikimedia Asia meetup, Wikimania 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa.

March 2019, Wikimedia Asia-Oceania meeting, 1st Wikimedia Summit, WMDE office, Berlin, Germany.


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