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Chinese Wiktionary


It's written in the paragraph «Wiktionaries in other languages» that Chinese Wiktionary has more than 1,000,000 entries, but it's not true, see zh:Special:Statistics. Could someone please fix this?

Thanks. — Automatik (talk) 17:58, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

  Done. — Ungoliant (falai) 18:05, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Oriya Wiktionary

Oriya wiktionary now have 20,000+ entries. Please put a link in the sidebar entry.--Mrutyunjaya Kar (talk) 10:54, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Two months already passed, please reply:(--Mrutyunjaya Kar (talk) 08:53, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
What sidebar entry? --Vahag (talk) 14:32, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
Oriya Wiktionary is not visible under 'In other languages'.--Mrutyunjaya Kar (talk) 05:11, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
Oriya added to sidebar. —Stephen (Talk) 05:47, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
Thank you.--Mrutyunjaya Kar (talk) 06:28, 26 February 2015 (UTC)
Now it's over 108,000. I think. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 04:17, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

English language -> multilingual

"Welcome to the English-language Wiktionary, a collaborative project to produce a free-content multilingual dictionary."

That sentence is sort of contradictory... When we say we make a multilingual dictionary, we should not be saying that this is the English Wiktionary's goal, since the English Wiktionary is only written in English, and only links to the same articles in other languages. Do any of you guys agree that we should change it in that sentence from "Welcome to the English-language Wiktionary" to just "Welcome to Wiktionary", or should we take out the word multilingual from the sentence? I'd like to hear some input. Rædi Stædi Yæti {-skriv til mig-} 19:37, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

An English-language dictionary of all the world's languages; surely there ought to be some way to say that briefly but clearly. --Pi zero (talk) 21:18, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
The English Wiktionary is multilingual in that words in all languages are defined here. The meaning of multilingual in this case is explained in the following sentence, so I don't think that the wording is a problem. --Yair rand (talk) 21:18, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

Archived feedback: November–December 2014

The Uzbek Wiktionary

The Uzbek Wiktionary has moved up. We now have over a hundred thousand entries. Please move it up the list on the main page. Nataev talk 04:21, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

By the way, the name of the language is Oʻzbekcha, not Oʻzbek. We can also add the Cyrillic version, as it is still used. So, we can write Oʻzbekcha/Ўзбекча, just like on Wikipedia. Nataev talk 04:30, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  Done Equinox 04:32, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much! Much appreciated! Nataev talk 04:38, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

The Scottish Gaelic Wiktionary

The Scottish Gaelic Wiktionary has moved up. We hit 1000 articles today. Please move it up the list on the main page. Thanks in advance. Kibi78704 (talk) 08:33, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. Kibi78704 (talk) 15:57, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

  Done Equinox 16:04, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Bengali Wiktionary

Bengali Wiktionary has moved up to 1,692+ (bn:Special:Statistics). Please move it up from 100+ to 1,000+ on the main page. Thanks in advance. --Aftabuzzaman (talk) 16:36, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

  Done --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 04:14, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

hy wikt update

Armenian Wiktionary has more than 10,000 entries now (~62,000). Please move it to 10,000+ Wiktionaries section on the main page. Thanks.--David Saroyan (talk) 08:10, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

I did. On an unrelated note, please address the issue I raised in hy:Վիքիբառարան:Խորհրդարան about shameless copying without attribution. --Vahag (talk) 10:15, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

I noticed Armenian passed 100.000 entries. It would be nice to update that soon. --Arzashkun (talk) 11:32, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

  Done. --WikiTiki89 16:59, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

Odd formatting

Something's happened to the formatting of the Main Page, which has made the left column very narrow and the right column too wide. — Cheers, JackLee talk 12:18, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

Funny. I am viewing it using the latest version of Mozilla Firefox, and the left column with the text looks like it is only taking up 20% of the window. It used to be half. — Cheers, JackLee talk 19:38, 6 September 2015 (UTC)
The left column looks squashed to me in Firefox, but normal in Internet Explorer. - -sche (discuss) 19:54, 6 September 2015 (UTC)
It looks fine in Safari (on my mobile device) too. Looks like it's a Firefox issue? — Cheers, JackLee talk 22:07, 7 September 2015 (UTC)
Hmmm, it's back to normal now. — Cheers, JackLee talk 18:27, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Nope, the problem is back again. — Cheers, JackLee talk 19:24, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

And ... looks like it's fine now. — Cheers, JackLee talk 17:42, 10 October 2015 (UTC)

Missing suffix "-therapeutic"

I would like to add a new page, but cannot find any means for doing so. Perhaps I simply do not have the privilege. The suffix creates an adjective and refers to a technique or theory of therapy associated with the base word. It appears in such recognized words as hydrotherapeutic, chemotherapeutic, bibliotherapeutic, phototherapeutic. The companion suffix, -therapeutics, indicates the body of practice or theory. These should be added to the dictionary. Thanks. Sfarney (talk) 01:20, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

This is not actually a suffix, but is instead the word therapeutic with various prefixes attached to it. Please see the Wikipedia article Suffix to learn more about affixation. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 02:12, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
I have looked at suffix, but I find nothing that contributes to your objection. The same argument could be mounted against -therapy, and yet that word has an entry in the Wiktionary. Please explain why -therapy (which is a standalone word) is a suffix in the words "xylotherapy", "psychotherapy", and "chemotherapy" appended to the non-existent words "xylo", "psycho", and "chemo", but -therapeutic is a word with a prefix in "hydrotherapeutic." Thank you. Sfarney (talk) 18:33, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
Wrong actually, xylo-, psycho- and chemo- all have English entries. Anyway, I've nominated -therapy for deletion per your rationale. Renard Migrant (talk) 18:46, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
That is not the way I expected it to go, but at least it is rational and consistent. Thanks! Sfarney (talk) 21:03, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
Again, see the Wikipedia article Suffix (not our definition suffix), or even better Affix. The distinction we use is based on accepted linguistic criteria. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 21:26, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
How about -phobia, which we have? Equinox 21:31, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
-phobia has been a suffix longer than phobia has been a standalone word. --WikiTiki89 21:36, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
Pretty much; how can phobia be derived from -phobia if -phobia doesn't even exist? Renard Migrant (talk) 21:39, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Hausa Wiktionary

The Hausa Wiktionary has more than 100 entries now. Would appreciate seeing it on the list at the bottom of the page. Next stop, 1000. Prburley (talk) 18:41, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

  Done by someone! Equinox 21:33, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
Great! Problem: the form should appear as "Hausa/هَوُسَ" with a slash because the language can be in latin (boko) or Arabic script (ajami). "هَوُسَ (Hausa)", the form on the page, implies that Hausa always appears in ajami.
Good point. I wasn't sure whether to include the parenthesized English translation, since it is identical to the Latin-script Hausa form. We don't have any other cases where a language has two scripts and the Latin-script one matches up with the English spelling. --WikiTiki89 15:19, 20 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks so much! Prburley (talk) 04:18, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

Thai wikt

Please change group for thwikt. It now has more than 100000 entries. --Octahedron80 (talk) 02:20, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

  DoneΜετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 05:33, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Latin Wiktionary Has Reached 10.000 Terms

I have noticed that that the Latin wiktionary is still within the 1.000+ category on the main page; It has reached 10.000 words on the 27th of March of 2016.

  Done --WikiTiki89 17:22, 18 April 2016 (UTC)
The same for sk.wikt. --Palu (talk) 00:12, 31 October 2016 (UTC)
  Done —Stephen (Talk) 00:44, 31 October 2016 (UTC)
The same for Kyrgyz (ky.wikt). — Kleio (t · c) 15:16, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

2500 languages!

We've hit over 2500 (2506!) different languages, up by 19 since the last dump! That's pretty cool and a nice round number, the front page probs should reflect that. — Kleio (t · c) 02:55, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

  DoneMr. Granger (talkcontribs) 05:56, 12 June 2016 (UTC)


What are the 9 symbols in the logo? --Turnedlessef (talk) 22:07, 5 July 2016 (UTC)

As far as I can tell, they look like Japanese , Gujarati , Korean , Greek λ, Roman W, Arabic ش, Cyrillic Ж, Chinese , and Hebrew ש. I'm not sure about the second one, though. —Mr. Granger (talkcontribs) 23:29, 5 July 2016 (UTC)
The second one is Hindi (śa), the first letter of शब्दकोश (śabdakoś, dictionary). However, it is equivalent to Gujarati (śa) શબ્દકોશ (śabdakoś, dictionary). —Stephen (Talk) 00:54, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

"A Wild Hare," not "A Wild Hunt"

Hello. In the homepage, the link to the first episode in which Bugs Bunny officially appeared does not work. This is because the episode is A Wild Hare, not A Wild Hunt. I am unable to change the link, but could someone who has authority to do so, do it? Thanks! --The Sackinator (talk) 16:20, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

Synonyms for Vulgarities

Hey all,

I was wondering if you guys could start adding synonyms for vulgar words. Although people already know better words for many of them, some people actually don't. For example sometimes I use the word "half-ass", because I have a hard time thinking of a better word for it. Many people who use those words have a limited vocabulary, and that is a big problem. I think that we should open up for people who desire to use clean language.

Largerthanlife147 (talk) 22:09, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

Recent visits graph

I feel like it would be more visually appealing and waste less space if the graph was moved to above the "Index" box or simply moved to Statistics. Andrew Sheedy (talk) 04:12, 12 January 2017 (UTC)

Moved above the Index box. —Stephen (Talk) 15:17, 12 January 2017 (UTC)
Would there be a way to make it appear immediately to the left of the Behind the scenes box? Currently (at least on my screen) it doesn't align to its left, but rather to its bottom-left, which causes two unnecessary white spaces to appear (one above the graph, and one to its right below the Behind the scenes box). — Kleio (t · c) 14:46, 13 January 2017 (UTC)
I thought that might have just been me, so I didn't mention it, but it would be ideal if it could be placed right after the bottom paragraph of the introductory text, rather than after the "Behind the scenes" box. And Ditto to Saltmarsh's comment below. Andrew Sheedy (talk) 20:06, 17 January 2017 (UTC)
  • The Y-axis needs a label - views/hour, views/day, views/… — Saltmarsh. 07:41, 14 January 2017 (UTC)
  • "Recent Visits" is not sufficient explanation. It is not possible from this to understand exactly what the graph shows. Mihia (talk) 20:36, 18 January 2017 (UTC)
  • The template is supposed to support a "granularity" parameter that takes values like "daily", "hourly", "monthly". What we have looks like daily, not the default monthly. I don't think we have the ability to override the pseudo-default AFAICT. As the number is for daily visits to the entire project, we should be very embarrassed and worried that the numbers, if true, are so low. If it is monthly, it's even worse. I wouldn't want to advertise this low level of use. DCDuring TALK 13:53, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
It doesn't seem ready for prime time. DCDuring TALK 14:03, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Really? I was pleasantly surprised. I used to think we had some 200 people visiting daily, apart from the editors. — Ungoliant (falai) 13:56, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
  • The domain is in the top 1000 global sites according to both QuantCast and Alexa, with a monthly reach of about 2m. I think this is actually showing page views, not visits. We have around 50m monthly page views. - TheDaveRoss 15:20, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
  • So how is the graph supposed to be interpreted? That doesn't seem to match what it shows. DTLHS (talk) 19:14, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
I think it shows only the daily views of Wiktionary:Main Page specifically. — Kleio (t · c) 19:15, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
Hah, well that is entirely useless. I have removed the graph. DTLHS (talk) 19:21, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
That.. was just a hunch, so maybe a bit quick to delete it. Looking at the template page, I think I was mistaken. Have a look at {{PageViews graph}}. On second look, it probably displayed the hourly page views of the entire site, given that it showed about 7,500 on average, and as TheDaveRoss noted we have about 50m pageviews a month (7500 * 24 * 30 = ~54million). — Kleio (t · c) 19:36, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
To add to this, {{PageViews graph | 180 | _ |granularity=daily}} yields the daily numbers of the entire (English?) Wiktionary; you can check it in a preview. — Kleio (t · c) 19:41, 20 January 2017 (UTC)


WS is now slowly developing with less conflicts. I guess you have moved away to other things, but would kindly like to ask you to support with vote here, so we can reach the 25-30 votes minimum rule in order to be able to get local Checkusers, and get a local policy for CU, which will be the first step of developing more local solutions on WS. Dan Koehl (talk) 23:04, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

WT:EL link needs updating

The link to WT:EL still points to the old name with "explained" at the end. Can this be changed? —CodeCat 23:22, 3 April 2017 (UTC)

  DoneΜετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 23:25, 3 April 2017 (UTC)


Hindi Wiktionary has over 100,000 entries now. —Aryamanarora (मुझसे बात करो) 22:36, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Interwiki links

Hi! Wikidata just enabled Wiktionary links, so I added all main pages in all languages to the correct item. Since the main page here only had a certain number of those links, you may want to keep it that way. To achieve that, put this somewhere on the main page: {{noexternallanglinks}}. It's a magic word that disables interwiki links from Wikidata. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 00:01, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Number of Languages

The number of languages should be updated, per the latest dump at Special:Statistics. I have to say, almost 200 more languages is an impressive increase for a month... Andrew Sheedy (talk) 23:26, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Wiktionary in Hawaiian: +100 entries

With the creation of entries with books of the Bible in Hawaiian, templates and modules in Wikimedia Incubator, the Wiktionary in Hawaiian reached 100 entries in June 22nd, 2017.

Leonard Joseph Raymond (talk) 21:29, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

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