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    Wikimedia Norga at Riddu Riđđu 2019 / International Year of Indigenous Languages

    Wikimedia Norga is back at the Riddu Riđđu Festival 2019 as part of our Sámi content on the  Wikimedia-projects! This year is special, since our stay here is also a celebrating of The International Year of the Indigenous Languages 2019. This is how the The International Year of the Indigenous Languages 2019 is described on their own website:

    «An International Year is an important cooperation mechanism dedicated to raising awareness of a particular topic or theme of global interest or concern, and mobilizing different players for coordinated action around the world. In 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages, based on a recommendation by the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. At the time, the Forum said that 40 per cent of the estimated 6,700 languages spoken around the world were in danger of disappearing.  The fact that most of these are indigenous languages puts the cultures and knowledge systems to which they belong at risk. In addition, indigenous peoples are often isolated both politically and socially in the countries they live in, by the geographical location of their communities, their separate histories, cultures, languages and traditions. And yet, they are not only leaders in protecting the environment, but their languages represent complex systems of knowledge and communication and should be recognized as a strategic national resource for development, peace building and reconciliation. » https://en.iyil2019.org/about/

    The Northern Sámi Wikipedia currently has around 7,400 articles, which is very good for such a small, indigenous language, but the challenge is that few people contribute to it. We wish to change that, but we can’t do it alone! Our goal is to improve the Northern Sámi Wikipedia and add more Sámi related content to the Wikimedia-projects to make the Northern Sámi Wikipedia  a thriving and continually updated project. For that we need volunteer contributors who know Northern Sámi!

    If you know any of the Sámi languages and think this sounds interesting, but don’t know where to begin? Then we would love to get in touch with you (wikimedia@wikimedia.no)! The same also goes if you don’t know any of the Sámi languages, but are still interested in contributing! Come find us at the market place at Riddu Riđđu Festival – giitu!

    Kategori: FNs år for urfolksspråk, Innlegg forside, Internasjonalt, Mangfold på Wikipedia, Nordsamisk Wikipedia, Nordsamisk Wikipedia, Northern Sami Wikipedia, Ukategorisert
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