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Southern Min Wikipedia

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Available in  Southern Min
Commercial  No
Owner  Wikimedia Foundation
Southern Min Wikipedia
Type of site  Internet encyclopedia project
Slogan(s)  Chū-iû ê Pek-kho-choân-su (the free encyclopedia)
Website  zh-min-nan.wikipedia.org

The Southern Min Wikipedia (Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Wikipedia Bân-lâm-gú) or Holopedia is the Southern Min edition of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is the second largest Wikipedia in a variety of Chinese. Written in Pe̍h-ōe-jī, it mainly uses the Hokkien Taiwanese dialect. As of November 2016, it has over 200,000 articles.



The Southern Min Wikipedia was founded as an independent project known as Holopedia (a reference to Hō-ló-oē, a colloquial name for the Southern Min dialect) by Wikipedians Pektiong and Kaihsu (Tè Khái-sū) in 2003. A request was then made at the Wikimedia Foundation's Meta-Wiki to create the Wikipedia project for this language.

ISO code

At the time of creation there was no ISO 639 code for Southern Min, so the founders decided to use "zh-min-nan", which had been registered as an IETF language tag. Now there is an ISO code for Southern Min (nan) and the domain http://nan.wikipedia.org redirects to http://zh-min-nan.wikipedia.org/.

The Southern Min Wikipedia is the only Wikipedia to have two hyphens in the code, although "be-x-old" was formerly used for the Belarusian Wikipedia in classical orthography.

In August 2015, the Wikipedians of Southern Min Wikipedia reached a new consensus to officially use "nan" as the language code; however, the consensus hasn't been executed yet.


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