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Submissions/Indigenous Knowledge and the Wikimedia projects in Ibero-America

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Submission no.
Title of the submission

Indigenous Knowledge and the Wikimedia projects

Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)

Discussion with a brief presentation/introduction

Author of the submission

Carlos Colina (Maor X)

E-mail address



Maor X

Country of origin

Venezuela / Israel

Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Wikimedia Venezuela, Wikimedia Israel, Affiliations Committee

Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

One of the many issues that has limited the growth of the different projects in indigenous languages is the lack of references for the indigenous people's own knowledge. The different indigenous communities possess a vast amount of knowledge that has not been captured and then multiplied by the different Wikimedia projects. How can we reference the knowledge of a community that did not have a writing system until very recently?

This discussion will try to find possible solutions and come up with ideas that will help address this issue.


Wikimedia Projects in the Spanish speaking countries

Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
30 minutes

30 minutes

Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?


Slides or further information (optional)

Will submit soon

Special requests

Cannot present on Saturday. Can be done in Spanish if more suitable for the interested attendees

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