Type of site
|Internet encyclopedia project|
|Available in||Wolof language|
|Creative Commons ShareAlike License 3.0|
The Wikipedia was started in the beginning of 2005, along with the Bambara Wikipedia and the Fula Wikipedia. Kasper Souren, a Dutchman who worked with Geekcorps, wrote in a report to an open source conference that until 2006 "not much happened" on the Wolof Wikipedia. Up until that year, many small articles with very little content were posted.
In April 2007 Ibrahima Fall (username Ibou), a Senegalese student living in Italy, began adding substantial content to the Wolof Wikipedia. It had 500 articles in November 2007, 543 articles in June 2008, and 1028 articles in August 2015.
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