Wikipedia - main page - is an online multilingual free encyclopedia to which users can contribute. There are a number of African language editions of Wikipedia, and some languages in "incubator" status (see below).

In August 2006, an informal initiative was begun to assist in the development of African language Wikipedias. It uses a Yahoogroup named "AfrophoneWikis" at

African language editions of Wikipedia

As of 10-2015:

Wikimedia Incubator

The Incubator is "where potential Wikimedia project wikis in new language versions of Wikipedia, Wikibooks, Wikinews, Wikiquote, Wiktionary and Wikivoyage can be arranged, written, tested and proven worthy of being hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation.

Although test wikis in the Wikimedia Incubator do not get their own wiki domain, they can be read and edited just like any other Wikimedia project wiki."