Project Manager Wikimedia Indonesia, Ivonne Kristiani is organizing Project Ganesha competition. The Project Ganesha competition is a writing one initiated by Wikimedia Indonesia and Goethe-Institut Indonesien since September 2017, and ended February. Through this project, Wikipedia, Wikimedia Indonesia product has a mission to provide free knowledge to all Indonesian people. Ivonne Kristiani at the Press Talk Project Ganesha at Goethe Haus, Jakarta, Wednesday (28/02) explained that to make it easier for local people to get knowledge, Wikipedia is now available in several regional languages, such as the regional languages of Aceh, Banjar, Banyumasan, Bugis, Java, Malay, Minangkabau, Tetun, Sundanese, and in the future, there will be the launch of Gorontalo language.
She said “…The mission to make the knowledge free and accesible by everyone is not only in Indonesia Wikipedia. We are also aware that in Indonesia there are a lot more languages spoken. That's why we have several questions of Wikipedia not just in Indonesian but we also have Acehnese, Banjar, Banyumasan, Bugis, Javanese, Melayu, Minangkabau, Tetun, Sundanese and we are also about to launch the Gorontalo Wikipedia soon.”
Ivonne Kristiani added that after 15 years, there have been more than 400,000 registered articles on Wikipedia Indonesia, and it has already about one million registered users. Based on the number of the articles, Wikipedia Indonesia is currently standing at the 25th position of the world with the most number of articles. (Egi/Trans by Rhm)