Organization:Wikitongues

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Wikitongues
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FounderFrederico Andrade, Daniel Bogre Udell, Lindie Botes[1]
TypeNon-profit
Volunteers
1500
Websitewikitongues.org

Wikitongues is an American non-profit organization registered in the state of New York. It aims to document all the languages in the world.[2] It was founded by Frederico Andrade, Daniel Bogre Udell and Lindie Botes in 2014.[3][4]

Oral histories

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Wikitongues contributors in Montreal during Wikimania 2017.

By May 2016, Wikitongues had recorded around 329 videos in over 200 languages.[5] As of 2018, they have recorded more than 350 languages, or 5% of every language in the world.[6]

Poly

Poly is an open source software built to share and learn languages.[7] The project was supported on Kickstarter[1] and the organization was able to raise $52,716 USD with the help of 429 backers. Currently the software is under development.[8]

Licenses

All the videos are released under CC-by-NC 4.0 license. Recently, another option to release the video under CC-by-SA 4.0 has also been introduced.[9]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Kate Groetzinger (February 12, 2016). "Anyone can contribute to this dictionary of the world’s dying languages". Quartz. http://qz.com/615467/anyone-can-contribute-to-this-dictionary-of-the-worlds-dying-languages/. Retrieved 14 May 2016. 
  2. Judith Duffy (28 June 2014). "Dinnae haud yer wheesht ... team collating all languages on planet lands in Scotland". Herald Scotland. http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/13167666.Dinnae_haud_yer_wheesht_____team_collating_all_languages_on_planet_lands_in_Scotland/. Retrieved 14 May 2016. 
  3. "Wikitongues Press Release". http://wikitongues.org/press/. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  4. "Wikitongues: Biography". Kickstarter. https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/wikitongues. Retrieved 15 May 2016. 
  5. Wikitongues (2016-11-04). "Hello from Wikitongues". https://medium.com/wikitongues/hello-from-wikitongues-e7ad62fa3bcb. 
  6. Nina Strochlic (2018-04-16). "The Race to Save the World's Disappearing Languages". National Geographic. https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/04/saving-dying-disappearing-languages-wikitongues-culture/. 
  7. Jared Goyette (February 23, 2016). "This nonprofit wants to build a tool to share and document all the world’s languages". PRI. http://www.pri.org/stories/2016-02-23/nonprofit-wants-build-tool-share-and-document-all-world-s-languages. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  8. Wikitongues. "Share and learn every language in the world". Kickstarter. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wikitongues/poly-share-and-learn-every-language-in-the-world. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  9. Wikitongues. "Wikitongues Licensing". Wikitongues. https://wikitongues.org/licensing. Retrieved 20 August 2017. 

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