Well by that logic all north Indians are native speakers/writers of Hindi, the thing is Windows didnt have proper support for Hindi up untill SP2 on Windows XP. I would assume that 90% maybe higher percent of the PC's run primarily on an english Operating system. So the browser and the operating system would be in English, most online communities and local blogs are also primarily in English. In fact, they would have to be well educated individuals with internet access to even be on the Hindi Wikipedia, demographic-wise they would be going half way around only to edit the Hindi Wikipedia.
Regards Salmaan On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 6:07 PM, Gautam John <gau...@prathambooks.org>wrote: > On 21 September 2010 17:56, theo10011 <de10...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > First Hindi is dominant in only half the country, its has 400-500 million > > speaker in India, around half the total population. > > The South on the other hand has a mix of quiet a few popular languages > and > > Hindi is looked upon as rather Superfluous > > Sure and that would explain the relatively lower sign up rates for > Hindi (though it would be nice to see sign up rates for other > languages too) but doesn't quite explain 90% don't edit post that. > Would it be a fair assumption that creating an account on Hindi > Wikipedia is to say that the user is a native Hindi speaker/writer? No > other reason to create an account, no? > > Thank you. > > Best, > > Gautam > ________ > http://social.prathambooks.org/ > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l >
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