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fewer wikipedia articles in arabic

Reader comment on item: How Muslims Can Catch Up

Submitted by myth (Germany), Jul 20, 2022 at 22:28

Arabic is underrepresented in The list of Wikipedias in various languages. Read

Even small languages such as Swedish or Dutch trump Arabic Wiki-wise. What was a delay in arabic script book printing centuries ago has grown into a huge gap.

Authoritarianism may explain the wiki-count as well. Writing an article in wikipedia with a potentially world-wide audience does put the author at risk. Be it with the state in an authoritarian country or the religious orthodoxy. Even worse where these two are related.

If wikipedia has practical use fewer wikipedia articles not only reflect an exisiting deficit. The lack of articles sustains it.


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