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Hausa Wikipedia could soon be closed

Posted by hausaonline on Saturday, July 26, 2008

Today I found the following notice in the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki, which was written a few days ago:

In my opinion the Hausa Wikipedia should be close. It has only stubs , and the Main Page. very few activity. send to incubator.

It would be a pity if this really happens. Where are the Hausa native speakers who will add more flesh to the bones, i.e. write more quality articles in Hausa? It has been done in other African languages, look e.g. at

If you would like to contribute something, but don’t know how this works, here are some guidelines:

You could start with some topic you are familiar with or translate an article from another language.

A good point to start from could be some online news articles. Some old Hausa school books like “Ikon Allah” would be good source material, too. But make sure you do not just copy what is written there, in order to avoid copyright issues.

6 Responses to “Hausa Wikipedia could soon be closed”

  1. […] to close Hausa Wikipedia The blog Hausa Online reports that a few days ago a proposal had been made in Wikipedia’s discussion pages to delete the […]

  2. useibert said

    I was happy to read that my post on the possible closure of Hausa wikipedia has caused some reactions in the bloggers world and on Meta-Wiki: Reactions

  3. […] Hausa Wikipedia could soon be closed […]

  4. […] process is fairly simple. Help resources are posted on Hausa Online as well as tips for getting […]

  5. […] that I would like to encourage people to get involved with is “Hausa Wikipedia“, which could otherwise soon be closed. I hope your own Hausa projects will be […]

  6. […] blogue Hausa Online relata [En] que a poucos dias atrás uma proposta de fechamento da Wikipedia em língua Haúça foi feita […]

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