Wikitongues Wikimedia Language Accelerator Program

    Wikitongues is a global nonprofit community of over 1,000 volunteers working to ensure every person has the tools to preserve, promote, and pass their languages on to the next generation. In addition to distributing accessible frameworks for language preservation, we're building a public archive of oral histories in every language in the world. This user group facilitates contribution from our initiative to Wikimedia projects.

    Wikitongues began as a grassroots initiative in 2014 and has been a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit since 2016.

    Objectives edit

    Wikitongues is increasing the scope of language content for Wikimedia projects and expanding their overall linguistic diversity.

    Language Content edit

    All appropriately licensed Wikitongues content is hosted on the the Wikimedia Commons.

    • We recruit volunteers to record video oral histories in their native language.
    • We contribute all appropriately licensed Wikitongues language documentation to relevant Wikimedia projects.
    • We introduce language activists to the Wikimedia movement and educate the general public about:
      • Linguistic preservation;
      • Oral history production; and
      • Digital media publishing as it pertains to Creative Commons Licensing.

    Language Events edit

    Wikitongues aims to organize events that expand the quantity and quality of language-related content on Wikimedia projects and improve the overall linguistic diversity of Wikimedia. These will include translate-a-thons, edit-a-thons, and “record-a-thons” for the Wikimedia Commons.

    • We coordinate with local WMF affiliates and partners to organize translate-a-thons for Wikimedia projects.
    • In the future, we aim to organize Wikipedia training sessions for language activists who wish to launch Wikipedia editions in their language.

    How to Contribute edit

    Submit a video edit

    To contribute a video to Wikitongues, simply upload it to the Wikimedia Commons under the Wikitongues category and fill out the following form.

    Suggested Edits edit

    The following videos have been added to language articles, the rest have not.
    Video name/Link to Wikimedia Commons File usage on Wikipedia Used on Meta Other projects
    Anass speaking Tarifi - لهجة تريفيت - Rifeny - Tarifit - Rifian language - Idioma rifeño and Lenguas bereberes - Langues berbères and Rifain - Lingua berbera and Lingua tarifit - Tutlayt tarifit - Riffijns - Línguas berberes and Língua rifenha - Берберские языки and Рифский язык - Berberspråk

    Anass speaking Moroccan Arabic - لهجة مغربية Marokkansk arabisk - Moroccan Arabic - Árabe marroquí - Arabe marocain - Arabo marocchino - Marokkansk-arabisk - Árabe marroquino - Марокканский диалект арабского языка - Marockansk arabiska


    Abderrahman speaking Tachelhit - لهجة تشلحيت - Shilha language - Lenguas bereberes and Idioma tashelhit - Langues berbères and Chleuh - Tutlayt tacelḥit - Berberspråk

    Andi speaking Batak Toba - Tataramon na Toba Batak - Toba Batak language

    Samuel speaking Gaa - Ga language Grants:Simple/Applications/AfroCROWD/2018-2019
    Afek speaking Tunisian Arabic - Txikipedia:Arabiera - Arabo tunisino

    Namibian Sign Language - Namibian Sign Language
    Timothy speaking Chi-Chewa - Chewa language
    Aakriti speaking Kashmiri - Kashmiri language
    Alessandro speaking Ligurian - Ligurian (Romance language)
    Allan speaking Gwich'in - Gwich'in
    Candy speaking Malagasy - Malgaština - Malagasy (Sprache)

    Christine speaking Shetlandic - Scots language, Shetland Scots

    - Christine De Luca - Q5110992
    Daisy speaking Kinyarwanda - Kinyarwanda
    Darma speaking Minangkabau - Minangkabauische Sprache
    Elizabeth speaking Cornish - Kornische Sprache
    Foffo speaking Neapolitan - Neapolitan language
    Freddie speaking Portuguese - Txikipedia:Portuges
    Gereon speaking English - Txikipedia:Ingeles hizkuntza
    Gereon speaking German. - Txikipedia:Aleman
    Hans speaking Sranan - Sranantongo - Sranan Tongo

    Iain speaking Scottish Gaelic - Schottisch-gälische Sprache
    DaSupremo speaking Ghanaian Pidgin - Ghanaian Pidgin

    Join our volunteer community edit

    Anyone who speaks a language (everyone) is invited join our community: either add your name to the community section below and feel free to join our TELEGRAM GROUP

    Questions? edit

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    Designated Contacts edit

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