Belarusian Wikipedia

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(Official[1][2] orthography, Narkomovka)
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There are two Belarusian Wikipedias: one in the orthography of the Belarusian language which is official in modern Belarus (Narkomovka, prefix "be:"), and another one in the pre-reform of 1933, classical orthography (Taraškievica, prefix "be-x-old:").

History[change | change source]

The first Belarusian Wikipedia was started on August 12, 2004. One of its creators and first administrators was Uladzimir Katkouski (user name: rydel).[3][4] Katkouski/rydel (who died in 2007) created over 1,300 articles in the Belarusian Wikipedia alone.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Тэорыя і практыка беларускай тэрміналогіі / Арашонкава Г. У., Булыка А. М., Люшцік У. В., Падлужны А. І.; Навук. рэд. А. І. Падлужны. — Мн.: Беларуская навука, 1999. — 175 с. ISBN 985-08-0317-7.
  2. Cychun H. Weißrussisch // Lexikon der Sprachen des europäischen Ostens / hrsg. von Miloš Okuka. Unter Mitw. von Gerald Krenn, 2002. — 1031 S. — ISBN 3-85129-510-2.
  3. "How to Find Wikipedia... Using the Classical Orthography", Polskie Radio, August 11, 2007 (Belarusian)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "To stand for the Belarusian – in Belarusian!" (“Калі адстойваць беларускае, то па-беларуску!”), an interview with the parents of Uladzimir Katkouski by Radio Liberty, May 19, 2008 (Belarusian)

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