Yiddish Wikipedia

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Yiddish Wikipedia is the Yiddish language version of Wikipedia. It was founded on March 3, 2004, and the first article was written November 28 of that year. As of October 2011 the Yiddish Wikipedia has over 9,000 articles. There are 6431 registered users (including bots) but only 49 are active. Like all Wikipedias it generates hits from Yiddish words typed in Google, with Wikipedia articles on top of the results for that word. In accordance with the norms for the Yiddish language, it is written almost exclusively in Hebrew script, and not in Latin script. The Yiddish Wikipedia reached 6000 articles on March 8, 2009. The 6000th article is יהושע העשיל תאומים-פרענקל, a rabbi. The 7000th article is חנינא סגן הכהנים, a page about the tanna Hanina Segan ha-Kohanim, created by User:יוסל on December 24, 2009. Combined, the different Hasidic groups form the largest Yiddish-speaking community in the world today. The most new articles are about religious Hasidic Rabbis.

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