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To native speakers of Yoruba reading this: please consider contributing to this version of Wikipedia! Fún àwon Omo èdè yorùbá tí è kàá:ejòwó ese àfikú fún wikipédíà!

This Wikipedia has reached 500 articles. I will send a press release to Walter, editor-in-chief of Wikizine, and copy the message he will have made of it to this page later. (I have only written something in Dutch, probably he'll translate an extract of it to English for the Wikizine newsletter). Belgian man 13:33, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Wikizine item 10/01/2007[àtúnṣe àmìọ̀rọ̀]

On January 10th 2006, this item was recorded in the Wikizine issue of that day:

[YO!] - The Yoruba Wikipedia has reached 500 articles. That may not look very impressive, but it is. This wiki is one of many that was created a long time ago, in 2002, but for many years there was very little activity. Yoruba is a language of Nigeria; although they do have Internet access in Nigera, working on their wiki is not popular. The increased activity on this wiki is mostly the work of one user, w:yo:User:Loadewole, who has written most of the articles in a few weeks. They are a native from Nigeria working at a local university. One person can make the difference between the failure or success of a wiki.
http://stats.wikimedia.org/EN/ChartsWikipediaYO.htm -- the evolution of this wiki

Wikizine has a readership of 580 readers all over the world. The redaction is lead by Walter and Pathoschild, both Wikimedia (including Wikipedia) contributors.

For the 1000 articles milestone, maybe I can write an English version of the press release too, and also post it here... (And when I have some time I translate the Dutch version of the little press release for the 500 article milestone.) Belgian man 20:41, 15 January 2007 (UTC)

Press release 01/01/2007[àtúnṣe àmìọ̀rọ̀]

en English[àtúnṣe àmìọ̀rọ̀]

The Yoruba Wikipedia has reached the 500 articles milestone Friday with the Aaro Metta Atorunwa page, a redirect to the article Ààrò Mẹ́ta Àtọ̀runwá about the book by Láwuyì Ògúnnìran of the same name. Since the arrival of Loadewole, active at the Obafemi Awolowo University in the Nigerian city of Ife, the number of articles has been increasing exponential. Loadewole has written most of the articles in just a few weeks. From a silly "encyclopedia" who contained merely "articles" about the Latin alphabet's 26 letters, the Yoruba Wikipedia has grown to a project with almost 540 articles, two administrators, an embassy, and especially a very active user from the area where the language is spoken. In the ranking, Wikipedia YO has nestled between the Classical Chinese and the Tahitian editions.

nl Nederlands[àtúnṣe àmìọ̀rọ̀]

De Yoruba Wikipedia heeft vrijdag de kaap van de 500 artikelen gerond met de pagina Aaro Metta Atorunwa, een redirect naar het artikel Ààrò Mẹ́ta Àtọ̀runwá over het gelijknamige boek door Láwuyì Ògúnnìran. Sinds de komst van Loadewole, werkzaam aan de Obafemi Awolowo University in het Nigeriaanse Ife, groeit het aantal artikelen exponentieel. Loadewole heeft op enkele weken tijd het gros van de artikelen geschreven. Van een sullige "encyclopedie" die slechts "artikels" bevatte over de 26 letters van het Latijnse alfabet, is de Yoruba Wikipedia gegroeid naar een project met bijna 540 artikelen, twee moderatoren, een ambassade, en vooral een heel actieve gebruiker uit het gebied waar de taal wordt gesproken. In de ranking heeft Wikipedia YO zich tussen de Klassiek Chinese en de Tahitische editie genesteld.

The Yoruba Wikipedia has reached 1,000 articles with Luba II by User:Loadewole. Congratulations. More information in the press release below. Belgian man 20:12, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

Press release 14/02/2007[àtúnṣe àmìọ̀rọ̀]

eng English / Press release: Yoruba Wikipedia reaches the number of 1,000 articles[àtúnṣe àmìọ̀rọ̀]

On February 12, 2007, 16:12, the Yoruba Wikipedia has welcomed its one thousandth article with the article Luba II about the Tshiluba language. The text was written by Loadewole, who wrote most of the other articles as well. The first 500 articles were being written from October 23, 2002 till December 29, 2006, the second 500 from December 29, 2006 till February 12, 2007, or a good four years opposite less than two months. This edition’s growth seems to be unstoppable, but qualitatively, graphically and structurally, there still has to be worked quite a bit on the majority of the articles. With 1,043 articles, the Yoruba Wikipedia is the 127th; and in the ranking, this edition is between the Samogitian (1,078) and the Zazaki (1,042) encyclopaedias. Within the Niger-Congo language family, only the Swahili Wikipedia is bigger.

fra Français / Communiqué de presse: Wikipédia yoruba atteint les 1000 articles[àtúnṣe àmìọ̀rọ̀]

Le 12 février 2007, à 16:12, la Wikipédia yoruba a accueilli son millième article: Luba II, concernant le tchiluba. Le texte a été écrit par Loadewole, qui écrivait la plupart des autres articles aussi. Les premiers 500 articles ont été écrit dès le 23 octobre 2002 jusqu’au 29 décembre 2006, les seconds 500 dès le 29 décembre 2006 jusqu’au 12 février 2007, ou bien un grand quatre ans en face moins de deux mois. La croissance de cette édition semble incessante, mais qualitativement, graphiquement et structurellement, la majorité des articles a encore bien besoin d’une rédaction. Avec 1043 articles, la Wikipédia yoruba est la 127ième; et dans le tableau d’ordre, cette édition se situe entre les encyclopédies samogitienne (1078) et zazaki (1042). Parmi les langues nigéro-congolaises, seulement la Wikipédia swahili est plus grande.

nld Nederlands / Persbericht: Yoruba Wikipedia rondt de kaap van 1000 artikelen[àtúnṣe àmìọ̀rọ̀]

Op 12 februari 2007 om 16:12 heeft de Yoruba Wikipedia met het artikel Luba II, over het Tshiluba, het duizendste artikel verwelkomd. De tekst is van de hand van Loadewole, die ook de meeste andere artikelen heeft geschreven. De eerste 500 artikelen werden geschreven van 23 oktober 2002 tot en met 29 december 2006, de tweede 500 van 29 december 2006 tot 12 februari 2007, ofwel dik vier jaar tegenover een kleine twee maand. De groei van deze editie lijkt onstuitbaar, maar kwalitatief, grafisch en structureel moet aan het gros van de artikelen nog wel wat worden gesleuteld. Met 1043 artikelen is de Yoruba Wikipedia de 127ste; in de ranglijst staat deze editie tussen de Samogitiaanse (1078) en de Zazaki (1042) encyclopedieën. Binnen de Niger-Congotaalfamilie is alleen de Swahili Wikipedia groter.

Wikizine 21/02/2007[àtúnṣe àmìọ̀rọ̀]

On February 21, 2007, Wikizine, readership 614, included a unit about this news:

[Yo! (again)] - In Wikizine 57 was announced that the Yoruba Wikipedia had 500 articles. Now the are proud to announce the have 1000 articles. Yoruba is a language of Nigeria. The are now at the 127th place of largest Wikipedia's.

Greetings and thanks to the Wikizine contributors, Belgian man 17:20, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Hello people. This very great work you've been doing here. Iam a Nigerian and Yoruba and I have been adding my own little contribution to making the site grow some more. Demmy 13:10, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

Great! We are looking for speakers of Yoruba... Belgian man 15:24, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Thanks Demmy. It is nice that somebody is helping out on entries on Yoruba. L.O. Adewole

Permission to translate the navigation sidebar[àtúnṣe àmìọ̀rọ̀]

Could one of the administrator grant this because its locked.Demmy 17:37, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

Great idea, I'll ask Mark. Belgian man 14:51, 24 June 2007 (UTC)


This is my request for adminship


Yoruba Wiktionary[àtúnṣe àmìọ̀rọ̀]

There is a very small project called Yoruba Wiktionary. There is a vote to close the project or keep it open. If you want to close down Yoruba Wiktionary, you can vote "pro/support". If you want to keep Yoruba Wiktionary open, you can vote "contra/oppose". Also, if you write pages in the Yoruba language in the project, you can help keep it open. Please tell people about this in Yoruba.

(Il y a un tres petit projet nommé Yoruba Wiktionary. Il y a une vote pour déterminer si ce projet-la va continuer a exister ou pas. Si vous voulez que le projet Yoruba Wiktionary sera terminer, vous pouvez votez "pro/support". Si vous voulez que le projet continue a exister, vous pouvez votez "contra/oppose". Vous pouvez aussi aider le projet a continuer a exister par écrire des pages en la langue Yoruba dans ce projet-la. Ca serait bon si quelqu'un le disait aux autres en Yoruba) --Coppertwig 23:26, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

официальный сайт new rock[àtúnṣe àmìọ̀rọ̀]

сайт знакомств ru new thread

Adminship request[àtúnṣe àmìọ̀rọ̀]


Demmy 00:18, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Hello! I am a Polish wikipedian and I would like to ask you for writing a new article about former Polish President who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983 – Lech Wałęsa. I have looked for his article in your Wikipedia but without success. Polish Wikipedians will be grateful for your help. Thank you so much in advance! PS article in English you can find here. Best wishes from Poland, Patrol110 20:26, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

List of "large" wikis[àtúnṣe àmìọ̀rọ̀]

hello, the Occitan wikipedia has got opver 20500 articles. Please could you update your list? Best regards, --Jfblanc 19:21, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia 10th anniversary in Abuja[àtúnṣe àmìọ̀rọ̀]

more info at tenwiki:Abuja. Demmy 02:28, 8 Oṣù Kínní 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia in Tatar[àtúnṣe àmìọ̀rọ̀]

Dear friends, may I ask you to add a hyperlink to our Tatar Wikipedia (http://tt.wikipedia.org) to yourr Front page. Tatars - are turkic nation living in Tatarstan Republic, second biggest nation in Russian Federation. hope to hear from you soon. sincerely yours, Muhtac 21:16, 20 Oṣù Kẹta 2011 (UTC)

Multilingual Challenge[àtúnṣe àmìọ̀rọ̀]

Please help: replace this red text with a translation of the English message below. Thank you!
Announcing the Derby Multilingual Challenge

This is the first multilingual Wikipedia collaboration. All Wikipedians can take part, in any Wikipedia language. The challenge runs from 1 May until 3 September 2011.
Sign up now!
" Wikipedia is particularly pleased to see that Derby Museums are encouraging the creation of articles in languages other than English." (Jimmy Wales, 14 January 2011)

Andrew Dalby 14:36, 2 Oṣù Kàrún 2011 (UTC)

Hi! Here are some ideas for stubs on the Yoruba Wikipedia:

WhisperToMe 18:39, 25 Oṣù Kàrún 2011 (UTC)

Benin Yoruba alphabet[àtúnṣe àmìọ̀rọ̀]

Hi. Yoruba has a slightly different alphabet in Benin. It has been standardized in the National Languages Alphabet by the National Language Commission in 1975, and revised in 1980 by the National Center for Applied Linguistics. Basically ẹ -> ɛ, ọ -> ɔ and p -> kp, ṣ -> sh. The diacritics should be the same.

I looked at m:Wikipedias in multiple writing systems and it looks like the automatic conversion system works pretty well for other language Wikipedias. Would there be people interested by this feature?

There's less than a million Yoruba speakers in Benin, but the National Languages Alphabet rules are taught in school, so I've been told by a local. This would allow Benin Yoruba speakers to use their official alphabet here. I'll copy the converter code in User:Moyogo/Converter.html. You can copy it's content in a new text file and save it as Converter.html and test it with your browser. --Moyogo 17:25, 22 Oṣù Kejìlá 2011 (UTC)

See for exemple the library record for the book Ìwé àshàjɔ ɔ̀rɔ̀ fun ìtumɔ̀ ìshàkóso : Faransé-Yorùbá, Cotonou : Centre national de linguistique appliquée (CENALA), 2002. The American libraries usually have o̳ and e̳ for ɔ and ɛ in their catalogues. --Moyogo 17:57, 22 Oṣù Kejìlá 2011 (UTC)

Ìwé àshàjɔ ɔ̀rɔ̀ fun ìtumɔ̀ ìshàkóso is also in the Yale Library catalogue with the correct spelling in the record. --Moyogo (ọ̀rọ̀) 19:59, 5 Oṣù Kọkànlá 2019 (UTC)

On English Wikipedia we have an article on en:Yoruba Braille. However, our references are not good. If anyone could confirm or correct the article, we would be most appreciative.

Thank you Kwamikagami (ọ̀rọ̀) 21:55, 11 Oṣù Kejì 2013 (UTC)

Yoruba is missing[àtúnṣe àmìọ̀rọ̀]

Yoruba is missing from this page: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/There_is_also_a_Wikipedia_in_your_language
Thanks, Varlaam (ọ̀rọ̀) 03:59, 19 Oṣù Kínní 2016 (UTC)

Eré oníse Zubair Fatimoh pentho (ọ̀rọ̀) 14:04, 2 Oṣù Kẹta 2020 (UTC)

Important technical change coming.[àtúnṣe àmìọ̀rọ̀]

Apologies for writing in English. @Demmy: and others. phab:T254287 documents an important change that impacts mobile users. Please can you take a look. Thank you! Jdlrobson (ọ̀rọ̀) 17:48, 13 Oṣù Kẹfà 2020 (UTC)

Edit request on 17 Oṣù Kọkànlá 2020[àtúnṣe àmìọ̀rọ̀]

I want to change the topic to another one it is too old.

awọn continents[àtúnṣe àmìọ̀rọ̀]

Afirika Asia Yuroopu ila gusu Amerika ariwa Amerika Australia antartica Oluwatoyin111111111 (ọ̀rọ̀) 11:01, 27 Oṣù Kejì 2022 (UTC)

NCPUG TheWikiVibrance International Youth Day 2022 (Audio and Photography)[àtúnṣe àmìọ̀rọ̀]

We are delighted to inform you the Nigerian Commons Photographers User Group NCPUG will be participating in the programs of International Youth Day 2022, to bring you and the youth to the International Youth Day Campaign. Which is to be lunch at Wikimania August 2022 and other events afterwards, if intrested leave me message or a comment.Anasskoko (ọ̀rọ̀) 00:43, 12 Oṣù Kẹjọ 2022 (UTC)

An article about emmanuel Iren Oladimeji mayowa (ọ̀rọ̀) 06:36, 14 Oṣù Kẹ̀wá 2022 (UTC)

Comprehension passage[àtúnṣe àmìọ̀rọ̀]

My name Horlalere (ọ̀rọ̀) 12:15, 4 Oṣù Kàrún 2024 (UTC)