Writing articles about Malaysia on Wikipedia and Diff

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I have been participating in Wikimedia Japan-Malaysia Friendship since last year. I wrote some articles about Malaysia in friendship edit-a-thon. I would be going to Malaysia in May to participate in ESEAP 2024, since it is a great opportunity, I had been thinking about whether I could write articles about Malaysia for Wikipedia and Diff.

First, I searched Diff for articles about WikiGap and found one about Malaysia from last year, so I translated it into Japanese and published it. With this article, I learned that Malaysia has many indigenous languages and that various Wikimedia projects are involved in their preservation.

WIKI GAP TUARAN meeting at Kent College Institution, Tuaran with Wikipedia Boros Kadazandusun. (Syafiq.y, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

This article had written by Taufic Rosman, who was named Wikimedian of the year at the Wikimania 2023. Then I translated the Wikipedia article of “Taufic Rosman” from English version to Japanese.

Next I read Wikipedia of “Kota Kinabalu“, I found that Japanese version did not have “Sabah Museum“. So I translated this article also in Wikipedia, in addition I posted this process in Diff.

In the meantime, the ESEAP program was released and I learned that the Wiktionary workshop would be held at the Sabah State Library. I am a librarian, so when I hear about libraries, I really want to visit one, and I translated this article on the Saba State Library.

ESEAP Conference 2024 Pre-Conference Wiktionary Workshop in the Sabah State Library (Farouk Azim, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

After publishing several articles like this one, I went to Malaysia. I met Taufik Rosman for the first time at the Sabah State Library and felt as if we had been friends for 10 years. And I was able to experience how well the Wiktionary workshop was conducted with the participation of the local people and us Wikimedians. I hope to write more articles about Malaysia for Wikipedia and Diff in the future when I have the chance.

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