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Gurene language goes live on Wikipedia


The Wikimedia Foundation’s free online encyclopedia, which is maintained by volunteers from all over the world, has approved Gurene as the fourth Ghanaian language.

The Upper East Region of Ghana and southern Burkina Faso, where the language is spoken, are also known as Farefare and Ninkare.

The language was approved on Friday, 27th January 2023 during its incubation stage in the Wikimedia Incubator. The transition was completed on Monday, 27th February 2023.

This makes it possible for users to read Wikipedia in the Gurene language as well as access some materials exclusive to the Gurene history, culture and its people.

Because of this, users can read Wikipedia in the Gurene language and access materials pertaining solely to the Gurene people, culture, and history.

You can get to this by going to gur.wikipedia.org.

The open data platform recognizes Gurene, Dagbani, Twi, and Eegbe [Ewe] as Ghanaian languages.

In September 2021, the process, which was led by the Gurene Wikimedia Community, began.

Mabia Languages, formerly Mole Dagbani Language, is archived by this group, a sister group of Dagbani Wikimedians User Group.

This language is related to Dagbani and other Northern Ghanaian languages, as well as to Mossi, also known as Mooré, Burkina Faso’s national language.

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