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|نوع السايت||Internet encyclopedia project|
|اللغه/اللغات||Egyptian Arabic (Articles are written mainly using the Arabic alphabet but a few are written using the Latin alphabet)|
|مين صاحبها||Wikimedia Foundation|
The Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia (Egyptian Arabic: ويكيبيديا مصرى Wīkībīdyā Maṣrī) is the Egyptian Arabic version of Wikipedia, a free, open-content encyclopaedia. This Wikipedia primarily acts as an alternative to the Arabic Wikipedia in favour of speakers of the Egyptian dialect. 
The proposal was accepted in July 2008 and the announcement was made on the first day of Wikimania 2008 in Alexandria. As of November 24, 2008, the Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia became an official Wikipedia, and currently all the articles that used to be in the Incubator were transferred to the new URL address.
The origin of the proposal for the Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia is based on the active interest of Egyptian Wikipedians in contributing articles, especially on the Arabic Wikipedia, as they constitute large group of the serious contributors in that Wikipedia. 
The idea behind the creation of the Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia is to have an encyclopaedia that is written in the language that Egyptians use in their everyday lives. It is hoped this will be much easier for Egyptians to read and encourage more Egyptians to contribute to Wikipedia. 
The Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia currently has over 5000 articles, and continues to grow rapidly. The growing community of the Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia are currently developing an Egyptian Arabic Wiktionary as well.
Wikipedia Masry has been subject to controversy from the start, causing arguments between supporter and opposers . There has been lengthy discussions before the approval of the proposal, there was also discussions on other websites apart from meta.wikimedia.    There has also been an article published about wikipedia masri in the French weekley version of Egypt's biggest newaspaper Al-Ahram . This also was based on the difference between a language and a dialect 
The proposal has been supported by many users and gained the approval of the language committee on Wikimedia. The wiki has regular contributors, which has led to an increase in the number of articles.
Opposition to this version of Wikipedia has been strong during the proposal stage, after the start of the Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia opposition continued  , including campaigns on Facebook  . These campaigns encourage users to vandalize Egyptian Wikipedia. The main point the opposition focus on is that Egyptian Arabic is not a language   , suggesting that the effort should be directed to development of Arabic wikipedia .
The effectiveness of these campaigns remains to be seen as the wikipedia articles are still being developed and number of users is increasing.
- ↑ Wikipedia Masry rules of writing
- Hebdo.ahram.org .eg
- ↑ Proposal on Meta
- ↑ Wikinews
- ↑ Cohen، Noam (2008-07-21). "In Egypt, Wikipedia is more than hobby". International Herald Tribune. Retrieved 14 ديسمبر 2008.
- ↑ Shorouk news
- ↑ Answers.yahoo:Egyptians:What do you think of this??(Egyptian Wikipedia)?
- ↑ intelligentdesigns.net
- ↑ globalvoicesonline.org: Egypt: Egyptian Dialect Wikipedia
- ↑ egyptsguy.blogspot.com
- ↑ Wayofthe wiki.com
- ↑ Moheet.com
- ↑ Campaign to destroy Wikipedia masri
- ↑ Campaign to erase Egyptian language from wikipedia
- ↑ pagesperso.univ-brest.fr: Why you should boycott the Egyptian Wikipedia
- ↑ drhaisook.wordpress.com: Wikipedia in Masri? No, Thanks!
- ↑ omraneya.net
- Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia at the incubator
- Proposal for Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia at Meta
- The Incubation of the Egyptian Arabic Wiktionary
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