Yiddish Wikipedia

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Yiddish Wikipedia
Type of site
Internet encyclopedia project
Available in Yiddish
Headquarters Miami, Florida
Owner Wikimedia Foundation
Commercial No
Registration Optional

Yiddish Wikipedia is the Yiddish-language version of Wikipedia. It was founded on March 3, 2004,[1] and the first article was written November 28 of that year.

Current status

The Yiddish Wikipedia now has 13,823 articles. There are 25,958 registered users (including bots); 47 are active, including 3 administrators.

Like all Wikipedias it generates hits from Yiddish words typed in Google, with Wikipedia articles appearing at the top of the results for that word.

In accordance with the norms for the Yiddish language, it is written almost exclusively in Hebrew script, and not in Latin script.


The Yiddish Wikipedia reached 6000 articles on March 8, 2009. The 6000th article is , a rabbi. The 7000th article is , a page about the tanna Hanina Segan ha-Kohanim created on December 24, 2009.

Point of view

Combined, the different Hasidic groups form the largest Yiddish-speaking community in the world today. Most new articles are about Hasidic rabbis.[2]


  1. ^ "Yiddish Wikipedia now active". wikipedia.international mailinglist. March 16, 2004. Retrieved September 1, 2014. 
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