Task force/Arabic Task Force/Demand for Arabic Wikipedia

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Question 2: Demand for Arabic Wikipedia

Question/Problem

What is the demand for Arabic Wikipedia?

  • What does the online landscape for reference information in Arabic look like?

Additional questions

  • Demand for standard Arabic content versus colloquial?
  • In various countries, what is the level of literacy for written, standard Arabic?
  • How standardized (and well-written) is the material that is written on the Arabic Wikipedia?
  • What level/extent of ability is there in the English and/or French languages in various countries?
  • What demand or usage is there for English Wikipedia versus Arabic Wikipedia in Arabic-speaking countries? Why is there preference for one or the other?
  • What segments (demographics) of the population are more likely to contribute to a project like Wikipedia?