Wikipedians of North Caucasus User Group

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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.

Wikipedians of North Caucasus User Group logo

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.

North CaucasusEdit

Map of the North Caucasian Federal District in Russia.
Map of the ethno-linguistic groups in the Caucasus region. The North Caucasus belongs to the Russian part of the map.

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.


Participants of the 1st Dagestan Wiki-Seminar, held in September 2017 in Derbent.

Read here about our history.


Current activityEdit

Booklet of the Wikipedians of North Caucasus User Group, No. 2, November 2020. (in Russian)
  • 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

Wiki-seminar for participants of the Moscow Youth Association of Laks (MMOL) “Lakia”

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.

Group's CouncilEdit

  • Soul Train Russian, English, Spanish, Portuguese (Russian WP — home project, sysop in Lezgi WP)
  • Amikeco Russian, Esperanto, Ossetic, English (sysop in Ossetian WP)
  • Takhirgeran Umar Chechen, Russian, English (sysop in Chechen WP)
  • Mugerganets Lezghian, Russian, Ukrainian, English (sysop in Lezgi WP)

Designated Contacts for Wikimedia FoundationEdit


Interested in participatingEdit

  1. Soul Train (talk) 00:53, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
  2. --Takhirgeran Umar (talk) 20:24, 1 September 2019 (UTC)
  3. Mugerganets 16:00, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
  4. User from Dag (talk) 15:36, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
  5. Aslan Xasiyev (talk) 16:58, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
  6. - Саид Мисарбиев (talk) 17:27, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
  7. Amikeco (talk) 21:51, 3 September 2019 (UTC)
  8. Urs syrx bur (talk) 06:48, 5 September 2019 (UTC)
  9. Mr.Fyrank (talk) 20:31, 20 September 2019 (UTC)
  10. --Рөстәм Нурыев (talk) 04:21, 21 September 2019 (UTC)
  11. Maqivi (talk) 19:17, 25 September 2019 (UTC)
  12. --Erzianj jurnalist (talk) 22:36, 25 October 2019 (UTC)
  13. Simba16 (talk) 17:05, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
  14. Samurskaya 01:20, 09 May 2020 (UTC)
  15. Omarov M. (talk) 15:04, 9 October 2020 (UTC)
  16. Уалион (talk) 14:16, 26 November 2020 (UTC)
  17. --Erokhin (talk) 19:31, 1 December 2020 (UTC)
  18. Adam-Yourist (talk) 10:06, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
  19. Argenberg (talk) 09:45, 29 April 2021 (UTC)


Affiliations Committee ResolutionsEdit