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Tanzania, Mali: NYT on the African Wikipedia

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Mali, Tanzania, Technology

Jikomboe [1] (Swahili) on the New York Times article [2] about African Languages Wikipedias: “How do you create an online encyclopedia when few native speakers have access to the Internet? What use is an encyclopedia when literacy rates among a language’s speakers can approach zero? (This is not a problem for Swahili.) And who should control the content of an encyclopedia in a local language if not enough native speakers are moved, or able, to contribute?”