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The somewhat cryptic elements of the captions give the number of languages that a Wikipedia article exists in, plus some of the Asian ones.
For instance, "7: ceb, vi" means there are Cebuano and Vietnames versions, out of a total of 7 Wikipedia languages.

After careful consideration, the programme committee has decided not to accept the below submission at this time. Thank you to the author(s) for participating in the Wikimania 2013 programme submission, we hope to still see you at Wikimania this August.

Raja Ampat, marine biodiversity hotspot. 13: id, jv, ru, zh
Epomis circumscriptus preying upon Hyla savignyi, Israel. 0
Otus jolandae, Lombok. 5: ru
Otus jolandae, Lombok.
Clariger taiwanensis, Taiwan. 0
Varanus bitatawa, Luzón. 15: ja, ms, ru, ta, th, zh
Submission no.
Subject no.
Title of the submission
Coverage of Asian biodiversity on Asian-language Wikipedias
Type of submission
Author of the submission
Daniel Mietchen
Country of origin
Open Knowledge Foundation Germany
E-mail address
User:Daniel Mietchen
Personal homepage or blog

Asia is home to a number of biodiversity hotspots. How does this affect the coverage of biodiversity in Asian-language Wikipedias?

Detailed proposal

Asia is the largest continent, the most populated one, and rich in both human languages and biodiversity. This contribution will look at how Asian-language Wikipedias cover the topic of biodiversity in general as well as selected taxa endemic to the area where a particular Wikipedia language is spoken. This includes observations on the role of bots and Wikidata in creating and maintaining such articles, on the editing dynamics of articles on species newly described from the region, and on the use of multimedia.

Wikis in Asia
Length of presentation/talk
25 minutes
Language of presentation/talk
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