Title: How to edit Wikipedia of Paiwan?-- with the example articles of ethnoplants and traditional naming systems on lands.
I am a Paiwan Wikimedian based in Tailam, Taiwan. I’ve been helping the users from different Taiwanese indigenous communities on several wiki projects for years. Currently, I facilitate the Paiwan Wikimedians User Group (since 2021) with several projects (some are drafted and some are funded). In addition, I’ve participated in Wikimedia Language Diversity Hub as a steering member since November 2021.
ti tjaiwan a ku ngadan, lja parilaw, setjavuqel aken. tjengelay aken ta pacun ta qadupu a vinecik ta likisi ata tjaucikel nua tjaqinaljan. nu sematjumaq aken, tjengelay ta kivalavala tjaya ramaljeng tua kitjaucikel ata milingan uta. saka, kitulutulu aken ta pinaywanan tua kemeljang a lemangeda ta tjaucikel ni vuvu
Room: Room 325
Start time: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 11:50:00 +0800
End time: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 12:10:00 +0800
Track: ESEAP (East, South East Asia, and the Pacific) Region
Submission state: confirmed
Duration: 20 minutes
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Presentation language: en
Abstract & description[edit source]
From the relationship and importance of plants, land naming, and topographical environment in Paiwan culture, it shows the importance of writing to Paiwan Wikipedia. Finally, we will also point out what kind of challenges and difficulties this writing process may encounter at this stage.
In Paiwan language, there are many place names related to plants, terrain and environmental landforms. We hope to explain this relationship through this lecture, and then point out that Paiwan Wikipedia should not just be a Wikipedia of “Paiwan language”. It is Paiwan Wikipedia with cultural significance and connotation. In the lecture, we will use the process of collecting Paiwan ethnic plants and traditional place names as an example. In addition to pointing out the cultural significance of these Paiwan names, we will try to point out several problems that may be encountered in the future: 1. Paiwan How are the differences between the various dialects of the Wan language presented on Wikipedia? 2. How did the Paiwan people, who had no written language in the past, cite literature records when writing Wikipedia? Examples: collection of oral documents on Wikisource. 3. The lack of Paiwan images on Wikimedia Commons
Further details[edit source]
Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?
The Paiwan community has participated in the wiki project since 2021, starting with Incubator and moving to other projects. We still face some problems so far. As a representative of small languages in the Asia-Pacific region, we look forward to presenting the difficulties we face in this seminar, and also put forward several solutions, hoping to share them with other small communities in different regions. We will try to point out the common problems that Taiwanese indigenous groups (16 ethnic groups) and even the entire Austronesian language group may encounter when writing Wikipedia, which can be solved through mutual cooperation; try to solve possible problems in dialects, pictures and literature citations when editing Wikipedia In order to complete the Wikipedia belonging to the Paiwan community in the future.
Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?
Everyone can participate in this session
Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?