From: Ganesh Paudel <gpau...@gmail.com>
Date: 15 Oct 2014 09:28:11 +0000 (UTC)
To: Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijs...@gmail.com>;Martin Rulsch
<derhexe...@yahoo.de>;Carlos Colina <jewb...@wikimedia.org.ve>;Biplab
<nepaliw...@googlegroups.com>;Abhishek Singh <aks.abhis...@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Request for approving Maithili Wikipedia
Dear Language Committee and All,
Thanks for approving Maithili Wikipedia. We are more than happy to
hear this news. Now we have got the free and open encyclopedia in
the second largest language spoken in Nepal.
I hope this will open a new arena to develop and share content in
one more of our own languages.
I acknowledge Prof. Dr. Yogendra P. Yadava, Mr. Dharmendra Jha, Mr.
Shiv Bhushan Lal, Mr. Biplav Anand from Nepal and Muzammil and all
Maithili Wikipedians from India for your support for revision and
I also acknowledge Mr. MF-Warburg, Gerard, Carlos, Alolita, Martin
and all friends from WMF and Language Committee for your support and
enthusiasm on this.
With best regards
Ganesh K Paudel
Wikimedians of Nepal
On Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 2:38 PM, MF-Warburg
<mfwarb...@googlemail.com <mailto:mfwarb...@googlemail.com>> wrote:
thank you for your evaluations of the content of Maithili
The Wikimedia Board of Trustees, on the recommendation of the
Language Committee of Wikimedia, has now, based on yours and
others' assessments approved the creation of the Maithili
Wikipedia as a proper site based on the content of the Incubator
You will be able to visit (and contribute to) Maithili Wikipedia
soon at <https://mai.wikipedia.org> (the technical set-up may
take some days).
Member, Language Committee, Wikimedia Foundation
2014-10-08 15:15 GMT+02:00 Y.P. Yadava <ypyad...@gmail.com
I very much appreciate Maithili incubator Wikipedia
initiative and would like to contribute to it. Some of the
areas of my specialization include linguistic studies in
Maithili and other Nepalese languages and their application
to mother tongue-based multilingual education ( MLE). Please
brief me about the template of the Wikipedia entries to
facilitate me to send in my contributions.
Wish you success in this momentous task.
Yogendra P. Yadava, PhD
Professor (Linguistics, retired)
Sent from my iPad
On Oct 8, 2014, at 4:21 PM, Dharmendra Jha
<djanak...@gmail.com <mailto:djanak...@gmail.com>> wrote:
I Have visited Maithili Wikipedia. It is fantastic. It
is great job. I have randomly seen some article in this
Wikipedia. I found they all are written in Maithili. I
wish for the success of Maithili Wikipedia.
On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 1:44 PM, <shiv....@ntc.net.np
Dear Ganesh ji & Mr. MF-Warburg,
I have reviewed the following articles randomly and
found all content
written in Maithili lanugage.
I wish for the success of Maithili Wikipedia.
Shiv Bhushan Lal
> Prof. Dr. Haribansa Jha, Economist, Maithili Scholar
> Prof. Dr. Yogendra Prasad Yadav, Maithili Linguist
> Dr. Ram Dayal Rakesh, Writer, Maithili Scholar
> Mr. Shiv Bhushan Lal, Advisor, Wikimedia Nepal
> Mr. Dharmendra Jha, Writer, Journalist and Former
President of Federation
> of Nepalese Journalists
> Dear Sirs,
> Wikipedia is a free and open source online
encyclopedia made by the
> individual efforts of volunteers. Wikipedia
> can be edited by every individual.
> Wikipedia is made in 287 languages in the world.
Many language Wikipedia
> are in test now.
> We have been testing Maithili Wikipedia since
2008. Now the Wikipedia has
> got over 1,100 pages. It has got a
> pretty good number of volunteers contributors.
> Now the Maithili Wikipedia has met all
requirements needed to a Full Wiki.
> The language committee in the Wikimedia
Foundation will approve it when
> scholars (renowned linguists, writers,
> professors) will approve the existing content. We
need your big favour in
> this regard.
> What we request you to do is You have to go
through any three random pages
> of your choice in the Maithili Wiki
> test, read the content and tell whether it is
written in Maithili language
> or not.
> This revision will support the entire Maithili
Wikipedia community to have
> full Wikipedia in our language.
> The link of Maithili Wikipedia article index is
> or you can find any article by typing in the
search box at the top right.
> This test wiki may contain very short articles
like one liners. If you
> selected very short one, please skip to
> another one.
> If you have any difficulty or confusion, feel
free to contact us.
> With best regards
> Ganesh K. Paudel
> Wikimedia Nepal
> (Affiliated as Wikimedians of Nepal)
> On Sat, Oct 4, 2014 at 10:15 PM, MF-Warburg
>> Hello Muzammil and Ganesh,
>> the activity of Maithili Wikipedia in Incubator
is now acceptable for
>> approval indeed.
>> The Language committee is willing to approve it,
but usually for the
>> Wikimedia project in a language, we contact a
linguist or other scholar
>> is an expert in the language, and ask him to
verify that the content in
>> Incubator is indeed written in this language (as
I already explained to
>> Ganesh when we talked in London).
>> Do you know any such linguists/expert on
Maithili language which LangCom
>> could contact for this verification?
>> Best regards,
>> 2014-09-29 22:00 GMT+02:00 Hindustanilanguage <
>>> Dear MF Warburg,
>>> We are working quite intensely for an
independent Maithili Wikipedia.
>>> Can you can probably see a brief list of our
>>> 1) Activity level has increased - 16 active
users and about 60 overall
>>> users (from the link you had earlier shared
>>> 2) Wikimedia blog (see:
>>> 3) Growing social media activity for the Wikipedia:
>>> We eagerly await a formal approval from the
language committee in this
>>> This email was sent by Hindustanilanguage to
MF-Warburg by the "Email
>>> user" function at Meta.
Mid Baneshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal
Immidiate Past Reserve Advisor
International Federation Of Journalists (IFJ)
Federation Of Nepali Journalists (FNJ)
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