Offline Wikipedia

  1. Developing a Songhay Wikipedia from scratch: Mohomodou Houssouba

    Mohomodou Houssouba has strong ties to his native Mali and its languages and culture. Photo by Mohomodou Houssouba, freely licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0.

    Mohomodou Houssouba has spent the last two years on a missions: to build a Songhay Wikipedia from scratch and help bring free knowledge to the people of west Africa.... Read more

  2. Children in Mali can now read Wikipedia offline, thanks to MALebooks e-readers

    Malebooks e-readers provide an offline library to children in Mali, including the French version of Wikipedia and thousands of educational books. Sakina, a student in Bamako, reads « Le Petit Prince » on a Cybook e-reader from Bookeen. Photo by Renaud Gaudin, freely licensed under CC0 1.0.

    MALebooks e-readers provide an offline library to children in Mali, including the French version of Wikipedia and over 4,000 educational books. This experimental project addresses the serious lack of books for children in Mali, and is made possible by Kiwix developers, Wikimedia Switzerland and other supporters.... Read more

  3. Raspberry Pi in Masekelo: Bringing Wikipedia to a school without electricity

    Students in a Tanzanian high school without electricity can now access Wikipedia via Wi-Fi, using a donated Raspberry Pi computer. Photo by Janet Chapman, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

    Students in a Tanzanian high school without electricity can now access Wikipedia via Wi-Fi, using a donated Raspberry Pi computer. (…)... Read more

  4. Sailing the South Pacific with a copy of Wikipedia on board: The Goodall Family

    "The Goodall family" by Simon Goodall, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

    The Goodall family is part of a growing number of Wikipedia users that benefit from Kiwix, an offline browser for Wikipedia. The family of five hails from the South American island of Tierra del Fuego and has been sailing across the world for the past year.... Read more

  5. Hans Oleander: Using offline Wikipedia to guide tours at the bottom of the Earth

    "Gentoo-chinstrap" by Hans Oleander, under CC-BY-SA-3.0

    Hans Oleander lives and works in southern Germany, but once a year he gets away from his desk and voyages to the bottom of the Earth to spend a few weeks as a tour guide in Antarctica.... Read more

  6. Emmanuel Engelhart, Inventor of Kiwix: the Offline Wikipedia Browser

    "Emmanuel Engelhart-49" by VGrigas (WMF), under CC-BY-SA-3.0

    Wikipedia’s goal is to be the sum of human knowledge, available to anyone at any time, but when billions of people have no internet access at all, how can that goal be realized? ... Read more

  7. The sixteen-wheeled Wikipedia machine

    This profile is part of a series about Offline Wikipedia The Spokes team, just before setting off from California. For most people, a cross-country bike ride sounds like a daunting prospect, but for Ethan Sherbondy, a computer science senior at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, it was a welcomed challenge. Last summer, he and seven other students, under the moniker of Spokes, set off from Cal... Read more

  8. Bringing the wonder of Wikipedia to rural Kenyan schools

    This profile is part of a series about Offline Wikipedia. If you’re fortunate enough to have access to a computer and the Internet, you can get the sum of the world’s knowledge for free thanks to Wikipedia. But if you’re like the majority of the world that isn’t online, how can you access this amazing resource? What if someone brings it to you by hand? Alex Wafula, a Wikipedia editor and 3... Read more

  9. Offline Reader available for Sugar

    Source: “Fuse-Project”; upload to OLPC-Wiki: OLPC user “Walter” (CC-BY-SA-2.5) In the quest to get the information resource Wikipedia into the hands of the entire world, we are excited to note that the offline Wikipedia reader Kiwix has recently been extended to read offline Wikipedia files on the Sugar operating system! Sugar is an open source desktop environment specific... Read more

  10. Grand Prix Wikimedia Brazil: racing towards a better Wikipedia

    (For the Portuguese version, please see the Wikimedia Brazil site.) It was during Wikimania 2011, in a small restaurant in Haifa, when the news was announced: the largest popular computer manufacturer in Brazil, Grupo Positivo, is interested in installing an offline Portuguese Wikipedia version in their products. All of us from Wikimedia Brazil who were present got excited because of the tremend... Read more