Help:How to contribute effectively

If I know very little Cheyenne, how can I contribute effectively to the Tsêhésenêstsestôtse Wikipedia?Edit

This page is a help page for English speakers who would like to create "stub" (short) articles. By creating stub articles, you can learn more words in this beautiful traditional language, and be of service to the students and educators who are working to preserve the culture of the Cheyenne people.

Finding out more about Cheyenne cultureEdit

To find out more about Tsêhése-amanëö'o (Cheyenne culture), the State of Montana offers a grades 1-12 curriculum, available for free download:
Bringing the Story of the Cheyenne People to the Children of Today

This Wikipedia is for Tsêhésenêstsestôtse words, and images!Edit

Don't copy texts from other Wikipedias in other languages into articles into the Cheyenne Wikipedia since all the texts here needs to be in Tsêhésenêstsestôtse. Note that articles without any Cheyenne text will be deleted.

With simple titles and a picture, example: Tsêhe'êsenotováhe
you can contribute to the Tsêhésenêstsestôtse Wikipedia
and help the Tsêhésenêstséhe (Cheyenne talkers) keep this endangered language alive.

Instruction manual for generating stubsEdit

People and placesEdit

  1. If there is an existing article that corresponds in Wikipedia, open it and click edit.
  2. Cut and paste your Tsêhésenêstsestôtse word, using a version with the diacritics (accents, etc.) if you can find one.
  3. Edit the interwiki language links section, adding [[chy:[Word or Article Title in Cheyenne] ]]
  4. If there are many language versions, Tsêhésenêstsestôtse interwiki links usually go between "Thai" and "Turkish."
  5. For places, use the Cheyenne place name, if available; the English name if not available.
  6. Preview and save the English language article.
  7. Check to see that Tsêhésenêstsestôtse is on the interwiki section of the English article.
  8. Click the Tsêhésenêstsestôtse interwiki link to start the Cheyenne article.
  9. Copy the interwiki links from the English article into the Cheyenne article.
  10. Add "[[en:" + name of article in English + "]]" to the interwiki section of the Cheyenne article.
  11. Start the Cheyenne article with [Cheyenne word or title]
  12. Click "preview" on the Cheyenne page.
  13. Click "save" on the Cheyenne page when ready.

Adding a pictureEdit

  1. Add a picture! [[File:Illustration_From_Wikimedia_Commons.jpg|thumb|right|300px|'''Tsêhésenêstsestôtse''' word(s) for caption]]

Other recommended tips that help others find your articleEdit

  1. {{DEFAULTSORT:Tsehesenestsestotse_word}}, without diacritics (accents, etc.) goes below the end of the article
  2. {{DEFAULTSORT:Lastname, Firstname}} (for English language names) goes below the end of the article
  3. [[Category:Category-ne'tahe]] is the top-level category and should contains only categories that doesn't fit under other categories. No articles should be place under this category.
  4. [[en:English_name_of_article]] goes at the bottom. You can add other language interwiki links too, but a bot will come along and add them automatically for you later, if at least one interwiki link is present.

Ideas for articlesEdit

  1. You can browse through existing articles by category, starting at the top category: Category:Category-ne'tahe.
  2. Lakota, and other Native American languages can be found in the Wikimedia Incubator.
  3. You can try duplicating some of the articles and vocabulary in other Native American languages, to help with communication
  4. Plants, animals, and objects of daily life are basic topics for building the encyclopedia

Cheyenne language online dictionary and e-booksEdit

  1. The Cheyenne-English Online Dictionary, by Chief Dull Knife College is organized by topic, and has plural forms.
  2. Chief Dull Knife College also makes Cheyenne Books available for download, at reasonable prices.

About this pageEdit

These ideas are based on the success of the Aymara Wikipedia, an indigenous language Wikipedia which has been written with the help of Spanish speakers.