Chalo Chatu

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Chalo Chatu
Chalo Chatu logo.jpg
Chalo Chatu website screenshot.png
SloganPreserving the History and Pride of Zambia.
Type of siteInternet encyclopedia project
RegistrationOptional[notes 1]
Available language(s) English
Content licenseCC BY-SA 3.0[1](most text also dual-licensed under GFDL) Media licensing varies
Written inMediaWiki
OwnerChalo Chatu Foundation
Created byJason Mulikita (founder)
EditorChabota Kanguya (chief operations officer)
LaunchedJune 1, 2016; 2 years ago (2016-06-01)
Alexa rankIncrease 1,718 ( Zambia, March 2018)
Current statusActive

Chalo Chatu is an Internet encyclopedia project in the English language that is documenting the entire Zambia only covering historical events and current events, notable public figures, companies, organizations, websites, national monuments and other notable key features of Zambia.[2] The website is free of charge: users do not pay but they can choose to donate to the Chalo Chatu Foundation. It is "open content", this means anyone can copy it. It is also the largest and only online encyclopedia in Zambia. The name Chalo Chatu translated as our world in the Zambian local language. Chalo Chatu was started on June 1, 2016 by Jason Mulikita.[3][4] Chalo Chatu is owned by a Zambian organization, Chalo Chatu Foundation, which is in Lusaka.

History[change | change source]

Chalo Chatu was launched on June 1, 2016. It was launched as an English-language at and has been active since.[5] Chalo Chatu was launched under ther policy of well written, balanced, neutral, and encyclopedic.[6]

Using Chalo Chatu[change | change source]

Chalo Chatu is a free site just like Wikipedia that anybody can start or edit a page but for you to edit on Chalo Chatu one has to be a registered and verified user with a website.[6]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Registration is only need when you want to edit, create pages on Chalo Chatu, and upload files.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Chalo Chatu:Main Page". Chalo Chatu. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  2. "Zambia's first online encyclopedia to document the entire country". Staff Writer. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  3. "Introducing Chalo Chatu "The Zambian Online Encyclopedia"". Zambian Hype Magazine. ZHM. 28 July 2017. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  4. "Zambia now literally has its own version of Wikipedia called". Imanga Kay. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  5. "CHALO CHATU: ZAMBIA'S OWN WIKIPEDIA !" (September 29, 2017).
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Chalo Chatu about us". Chalo Chatu, Zambia online encyclopedia. Retrieved 29 March 2018.

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