Wikipedians of North Caucasus User Group
Wikipedians of North Caucasus User Group (Russian Группа участников-википедистов Северного Кавказа, Chechen Къилбаседа Кавказан Википеди декъашхойн тоба, Ossetian Цӕгат Кавказы Википеди архайджыты къорд, Lezgi Кеферпатан Къавкъаздин Википедиядин уртахрин группа, Avar Шималияб Кавказалъул гӀахьалчагӀи-википедиячагӀазул къокъа, Ingush ГӀинбухерча Кавказа Википеден доакъашхой тоаба) is a group of people interested in Wikimedia projects in the languages of the North Caucasus and topics related to the people, culture and community of this region.
There are 10 Wikipedia editions in the languages of the North Caucasus, another 12 projects are developed in the Wikimedia Incubator. The largest edition is the Chechen Wikipedia (more than 220 thousand articles). However, most of the Wikipedia editions in the region have 1-2 thousand articles, as well as a small number of participants. In order to attract new users, develop new Wikipedia editions in the languages of indigenous peoples, and increase the knowledge about the North Caucasus in all languages of the world, we decided to register this group.
Our group is primarily dedicated to supporting and developing indigenous languages in the North Caucasian Federal District of the Russian Federation. We are also open to supporting projects in other geographically, culturally and historically close regions - for example, in Kalmykia and Adygea.
- Promotion of Wikipedia editions in the languages of the North Caucasus;
- Promotion of topics related to the North Caucasian languages, culture, and communities in the wiki projects in different languages;
- Engagement of new people into the Wikimedia movement, especially in the regions of the North Caucasus;
- Cooperating with local authorities, organizations, and individuals to receive grants and other materials to promote free knowledge.
- Organizing wiki meetups, regional seminars, wiki-clubs, etc.;
- Promoting Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects within North Caucasian region;
- Organizing article and photo contests and thematic weeks;
- Joining projects organized and promoted by Wikimedia RU (Wikimedia chapter in Russia) and Wikimedia Foundation.
Read here about our history.
- See Report 2020
- October 2020 — Participation in the Wiki Loves Caucasus 2020 competition.
- 7 November 2020 — North Caucasian Wiki-meetup in the National Library of the Chechen Republic (Grozny). (Press release on the Wikimedia RU website)
- 24 November 2020 — Viatcheslav Ivanov made a report “Language Activism. Language using on the Internet” within the 17th International Book Fair in Thessaloniki (online) and within the Greek-Russian Year of Language and Literature 2020. (video in Greek language)
- 26 November 2020 — Viatcheslav Ivanov lectured on language activism (with examples from Wikipedians' movement as well) at the National Literatures Festival (natlitrf.ru) online (video in Russian).
- November 2020 — Lezgi and Avar Wikipedias made their debut participation in the Asia Month.
- 12 December 2020 — An article by Viatcheslav Ivanov “The phrase 'Ossetian language is dying' is imprecise and useless” was published in the LES magazine.
- 17-18 December 2020 — Viatcheslav Ivanov made a report on digital platforms in the Ossetian language, with a large part dedicated to the Ossetian Wikipedia, during the educational webinar “The Ossetian language in the digital environment”. Article at Sputnik-Ossetia, Video on YouTube
- 27 November – 20 December — Participation in the Our Universities article competition.
- 17 January 2021 — Participation in the Online meeting of the Wikimedia Languages of Russia Community Group
- 19 January 2021 — The results of the Russian part of the WLM-2020 international photo competition have been summed up. Among the 10 winners — a photo showing the Architectural complex “Dargavs” in North Ossetia. Photo by Alexander Baidukov.
- 12 February 2021 — The founders of the Group decided to establish a governing body — the Council. Our Council includes the following users: Soul Train, Amikeco, Takhirgeran Umar, Mugerganets. The number of members of the Council can be increased as a result of democratic discussion.
- 21 February 2021 — Participation in the Online meeting of the Wikimedia Languages of Russia Community Group.
- 5 March 2021 — The interview with Oleg Abarnikov (Soul Train) about the results of 2020 in the Russian, North Caucasian, and Lezgian Wiki Movement has been published at FLNKA site.
- 21 March 2021 — Participation in the Online meeting of the Wikimedia Languages of Russia Community Group.
- 8 March – 8 May 2021 — Participation in the “WikiGap 2021 Russia” competition.
- 13 April 2021 — A small workshop at the Lezgi Wikipedia. User Mugerganets created his first article (about Anna Akhmatova) using the Content translation tool.
- We are fixing a sad bug (together with Amir Aharoni and WMF technicians) — there is a Dargin Wikipedia project in the WM Incubator with more than 400 articles there, but in Translatewiki, there was no interface for translating into the Dargin literary language. We also want to left a request to create an interface for the Tsudakhar language (one of the languages of the Dargin group) and plan to create the Incubator of the Tsudakhar Wikipedia.
Plan of eventsEdit
- 18 April 2021 — Meeting with the Lak community held by Natalia Senatorova. The topic of the meeting is the revitalization, preservation, and development of the Lak Wikipedia; also — translation of MediaWiki's most important messages into Lak language. (11.00 msk)
- 18 April 2021 — Participation in the Online meeting of the Wikimedia Languages of Russia Community Group. (15.00 msk)
Criteria for joining the groupEdit
Any user, regardless of his language, can join the user group if he shares the goals of the Wikimedia Movement (promoting of free knowledge) and has an interest in the North Caucasian-related theme. Please contact our membership team by email or using their talk page of any Wikimedia project in which these users are active.
Designated Contacts for Wikimedia FoundationEdit
Interested in participatingEdit
- — Soul Train (talk) 00:53, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
- --Takhirgeran Umar (talk) 20:24, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
- — Mugerganets 16:00, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
- — User from Dag (talk) 15:36, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
- — Aslan Xasiyev (talk) 16:58, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
- - Саид Мисарбиев (talk) 17:27, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
- Amikeco (talk) 21:51, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
- Urs syrx bur (talk) 06:48, 5 September 2019 (UTC)
- Mr.Fyrank (talk) 20:31, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
- --Рөстәм Нурыев (talk) 04:21, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
- Maqivi (talk) 19:17, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
- --Erzianj jurnalist (talk) 22:36, 25 October 2019 (UTC)
- Simba16 (talk) 17:05, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
- — Samurskaya 01:20, 09 May 2020 (UTC)
- Omarov M. (talk) 15:04, 9 October 2020 (UTC)
- Уалион (talk) 14:16, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
- --Erokhin (talk) 19:31, 1 December 2020 (UTC)
- — Adam-Yourist (talk) 10:06, 19 January 2021 (UTC)