Hello All

Please see the PDF file available at the location
http://shijualexonline.googlepages.com/2010_01_january_en.pdf for a detailed
statistical analysis of the Indian language wikipedias for the month of 2010

The data for this report is taken from the statistical analysis of all the
WikiMedia wikis prepared and maintained by Erik Zachte (Website:
http://infodisiac.com/). The statistics is available at
http://stats.wikimedia.org/EN/Sitemap.htm. Special thanks to Erik for all
the support he has extended while I was compiling this report.

The data is collected on the last day of every month. That is, the
statistical data for the month of 2010 January is collected at 2010 January
31 23:59 PM GMT. The statistical analysis of the following Indian language
wikipedias is included in this blog post.

   * Assamese (http://as.wikipedia.org)
   * Bengali (http://bn.wikipedia.org)
   * Bhojpuri (http://bh.wikipedia.org)
   * Bishnupriya Manipuri (http://bpy.wikipedia.org)
   * Gujarathi (http://gu.wikipedia.org)
   * Hindi (http://hi.wikipedia.org)
   * Kannada (http://kn.wikipedia.org)
   * Kashmiri (http://ks.wikipedia.org)
   * Malayalam (http://ml.wikipedia.org)
   * Marathi (http://mr.wikipedia.org)
   * Odia (Oriya) (http://or.wikipedia.org)
   * Pali (http://pi.wikipedia.org)
   * Punjabi (http://pa.wikipedia.org)
   * Sanskrit (http://sa.wikipedia.org)
   * Sindhi (http://sd.wikipedia.org)
   * Tamil (http://ta.wikipedia.org)
   * Telugu (http://te.wikipedia.org)
   * Urdu (http://ur.wikipedia.org)

I have also included some other languages of Indian Subcontinent like
Sinhala, Burmese, and so on;

   * Burmese (http://my.wikipedia.org)
   * Nepal Bhasha/Newari (http://new.wikipedia.org)
   * Nepali (http://ne.wikipedia.org)
   * Sinhala (http://si.wikipedia.org)

I know that these languages are not among the official languages the India.
But I am very much interested to see the wiki activity for  these languages
due to various reasons. Especially Sinhala and Burmese Wikipedia.

I hope this initiative will improve the interaction between different Indian
Language Wikipedias/wikipedians. We (Malayalam Wikipedians -
http://ml.wikipedia.org) are maintaining a similar comparison study of the
major Indian Language wikipedias for the past two years. This analysis has
helped us to understand the status of Malayalam Wikipedia as compared to
other Indian Language Wikipedias. I hope this report will help other Indian
language wikipedias also.

Please feel free to add your suggestions/analysis as comment to this post. I
have divided this report into two different sections.

  1. Statistical analysis of Wikipedias
  2. Localization status of Mediawiki software

Following are the different topics covered under each section.

*Wikipedia Statistics*

Article statistics

Number of Articles
Number of Edits
Break up of edits (2009 February – 2010 January)
Edits per article
Number of new articles/day
Average size of an article (bytes)
Database size (in Mega Bytes)
Percentage of articles with size greater than 500 bytes
Percentage of articles with size greater than 2000 bytes (2 kilobytes)

User Statistics

Number of active wikipedians

Page views per month (All figures in Lakhs/month)
MediaWiki Statistics

*Localization statistics*

Media Wiki Localization status (percentage)

See the PDF http://shijualexonline.googlepages.com/2010_01_january_en.pdffor
the detailed analysis. You can make your own analysis and conclusions
after going through each topic in the PDF.

Along with each month's statistical report, I would like to put forward a
question related to Indian langaugage Wikis  The question for this month is

*Question for 2010 january:* *Which is the first Indian language Wikipedia?*

Support your answer with sufficient references.

Please let me know in case there are any issues.


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