Malayalam

WikiSangamotsavam-2013 brought Wikimedians from all over India together

Mr. Sashi Kumar‘s speech during the inaugural session of WikiSangamotsavam-2013 WikiSangamotsavam, the annual conference of Malayalam Wikimedians, took place in Alappuzha, Kerala, India from December 21-23, 2013. The conference, supported by the Wikimedia Foundation Grants program, Wikimedia India Chapter and CIS-A2K program brought together around 200 Wikimedians and well-wishers from…

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Malayalam Wikimedia community coordinates WikiSangamotsavam 2013

Logo of WikiSangamotsavam-2013 WikiSangamotsavam is the annual conference of people interested in Malayalam Wikimedia projects. This month, the Malayalam Wikimedia community will be hosting the second Wikisangamotsavam in Alappuzha, Kerala, India from December 21-23, 2013. The conference, which is supported by the Wikimedia Foundation Grants Program, will bring together hundreds of…

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Prominent wildlife photographer donates images to Wikimedia Commons

Nilgiri tahr kid photo by N.A. Naseer For those who love nature and photography, there is exciting news in the Malayalam Wikimedia community. The photographs of one of India’s famous photographers have been published in Wikimedia Commons. N.A. Naseer was approached as part of the Malayalam Loves Wikimedia-3 program in…

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Wikipedia & Education – A Model from Malayalam Wikipedia

All Indic Wikimedia communities (and indeed all small communities across the world) need to invite, welcome, introduce, support and encourage new editors.  Students – including school children – are wonderful additions to our communities. They have energy and talent and the right attitude. They are the ones to take forward…

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Kerala hosts WikiSangamolsavam: first Indic Wikiconference!

Of the 20 Indic language Wikipedia projects, the Malayalam Wikipedia (ml.wikipedia.org) is one of the most vibrant. With about 35 million Malayalam speakers, it is the biggest Indic language community with over 100 Wikipedians. The latest feather in their cap is the recently concluded WikiSangamolsavam conference on April 28-29, 2012….

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Focusing on 90 percent of India

I made a short visit to India last week in order to attend the Malayalam community conference “Wikisangamotsavam 2012” in Kollam, Kerala. The trip was my sixth visit to India since I joined Wikimedia in 2010, and was particularly special because it highlighted the importance and the huge potential of our…

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Wiki women joining Indic languages

User:Netha Hussain‘s inspiring story is a wonderful way of celebrating Women’s History Month. Netha is a woman editor of the Malayalam language Wikipedia from the state of Kerala in India. Netha is both a medical student and a Wikipedian. She mostly edits articles related to medicine/biology, literature and women’s biographies….

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