Map and analysis of ALL non-English European communities on Steemit with my advices about tags

in steemit •  2 years ago  (edited)

Hello Steemians! I should welcome you here in many languages, but it would be a lot of welcomes so better not.

This is my biggest Steemit project so far and I have spent literally dozens of hours on this article so I’m hoping you would really like it. I’m going to look deeply into European non-English communities on Steemit, so I gathered information about 38 official languages from all European countries.


[tags cloud of European languages]

At first I wanted to create map of non-English European communities. I assumed it’s working mostly like in my community (Polish) or like in the biggest European communities (Spanish or German) - that people use mostly single tag in their non-English posts. But... it’s not that easy. Many languages don’t have communities and other languages are publishing posts under many different tags. So for my map I had to expand my search and that was just the beginning of many problems.

If you are here only for the map, here it is. But I’m hoping you will look at some of data below.


Bigger version of the same map

Data 101

But first let me explain something. I have used SQL database created by @arcange to find all posts in given language. It was made from start of Steemit till 17th May 2017. Headers of tables have been shortened for visual effect and here you have full explanation of them:

  • Tag: Name of tag in Steemit,
  • Posts in May: Amount of posts from 1st-17th May 2017,
  • Authors in May: Amount of authors from 1st-17th May 2017,
  • All posts: Amount of all posts till 17th May 2017,
  • All authors: Amount of all authors till 17th May 2017,
  • First post: Date of first language post in given tag,
  • Last post: Date of last language post in given tag.

Now it’s time to present each language one by one in alphabetic order:

Albanian

Official language in: Albania, Kosovo
Recognised minority language in: Macedonia, Italy, Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia, Romania
Native speakers: 5.4 million (2011)

Summary

There are only two Albanian posts on Steemit and none of them has a language-like tag so they are listed under [n/a]. One of them was published in 2016 and the second in May so it’s hard to say in what direction it will go.

NOT suggested tags for the community:

  • English name of country: albania (at least 1 non-Albanian post in May),
  • based on language ISO: sq (multiple meanings),
  • based on country ISO/TLD: al (multiple meanings).

Suggested tags for the community (choose only one of them!):

  • English name of language: albanian,
  • native names of language: shqip, shqipe,
  • native names of country: shqiperi, shqiperia, shqipni, shqipnia, shqypni, shqypnia, shqiperise,
  • based on language ISOs: sqi, alb.

Belarusian

Official language in: Belarus
Recognised minority language in: Poland, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Lithuania
Native speakers: 3.2 million (2009)

Summary

There is nothing in table because there are no Belarusian posts on Steemit. Right now it’s a dead end.

NOT suggested tags for the community:

  • English and translation of native name of country: belarus (at least 4 non-Belarusian posts in May),
  • native name of country: Беларусь (not Latin letters)
  • based on language ISO: be (multiple meanings),
  • based on country ISO/TLD: by (multiple meanings).

Suggested tags for the community (choose only one of them!):

  • English name of language: belarusian,
  • translation of native name of language: belaruskaya,
  • based on language ISO: bel.

Bosnian

Official language in: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Recognised minority language in: Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Croatia, Slovenia, Kosovo
Native speakers: 2.5–3.5 million (2008)

Summary

There are only two Bosnian posts on Steemit and one of them has a country-like tag but it was published in February so it’s more like no posts. It’s hard to say in what direction it will go.

BETTER NOT continue publishing with tag:

  • English name of country: bosnia (at least 3 non-Bosnian posts in May).

NOT suggested tags for the community:

  • native name of language: босански (not Latin letters),
  • based on language ISO: bs (multiple meanings),
  • based on language ISO: bos (at least 3 non-Bosnian posts in May),
  • based on country ISO/TLD: ba (multiple meanings).

Suggested tags for the community (choose only one of them!):

  • English name of language: bosnian,
  • native name of language: bosanski,
  • native name of country: bosna,
  • variation of English name of country: bah (from Bosnia and Herzegovina),
  • variation of native name of country: bih (from Bosna i Hercegovina).

Bulgarian

Official language in: Bulgaria
Recognised minority language in: Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Ukraine
Native speakers: 9 million (2005–2012)

Summary

There were some attempts to start writing posts in Bulgarian but it stopped in April. If those authors are reading this post - come back to writing, there is still a hope!

BETTER NOT continue publishing with tags:

  • English name of country: bulgaria (at least 8 non-Bulgarian posts in May),
  • based on language ISO and country ISO/TLD: bg (multiple meanings).

NOT suggested tags for the community:

  • native name of language: български (not Latin letters),
  • native name of country: българия (not Latin letters).

Suggested tags for the community (choose only one of them!):

  • English name of language: bulgarian,
  • native name of language: balgarski,
  • translation of native name of country: balgariya,
  • based on language ISO: bul.

Catalan

Official language in: Andorra
Recognised minority language in: Spain, Italy, France
Native speakers: 4.0 million (2012)

Summary

There are only two Catalan posts on Steemit with language-like tags but they were published in 2016 so it’s more like no posts. It’s hard to say in what direction it will go.

BETTER NOT continue publishing with tag:

NOT suggested tags for the community:

  • any based on country name (hard to connect - look at language map),
  • based on language ISO: cat (word cat - at least 203 non-Catalan posts in May).

Continue publishing with tag:

  • native name of language: catala.

Other suggested tags for the community:

  • English name of language: catalan.

Croatian

Official language in: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Recognised minority language in: Serbia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Montenegro, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Romania
Native speakers: 5.6 million (1991–2006)

Summary

OK, what happened here? There are over a dozen Croatian posts with some of them published even in May but almost all of them don’t have language-like tags.

Croats!

Join forces and create community. It’s the right time!

NOT suggested tags for the community:

  • English name of country: croatia (at least 30 non-Croatian posts in May),
  • based on language ISO and country ISO/TLD: hr (multiple meanings).

Continue publishing with tag:

  • native name of country: hrvatska.

Other suggested tags for the community:

  • English name of language: croatian,
  • native name of language: hrvatski,
  • based on language ISO: hrv.

Czech

Official language in: Czech Republic
Recognised minority language in: Slovakia, Poland
Native speakers: 10.6 million (2012)

Summary

There are only four Czech posts on Steemit and three of them have language-like tags but they were published in 2016 so it’s more like no posts.

BETTER NOT continue publishing with tags:

  • English name of language and country: czech (at least 14 non-Czech posts in May),
  • based on country ISO/TLD: cz (multiple meanings).

NOT suggested tags for the community:

Continue publishing with tag:

  • native name of language: cesky.

Other suggested tags for the community:

  • native name of language: cestina,
  • based on language ISO: cze,
  • based on language ISO: ces.

Danish

Official language in: Denmark, Faroe Islands
Recognised minority language in: Greenland, Germany
Native speakers: 5.5 million (2012)

Summary

There are only three Danish posts on Steemit and all of them have language-like or country-like tags but the last one was published in April. There is a hope!

BETTER NOT continue publishing with tags:

NOT suggested tags for the community:

  • English name of country: denmark (at least 8 non-Danish posts in May),
  • based on country ISO/TLD: dk (multiple meanings),
  • based on language ISO: dan (you know @dan, right?).

Continue publishing with tag (choose only one of them!):

  • native name of language: dansk,
  • native name of country: danmark.

Other suggested tag for the community:

  • English name of language: danish.

Dutch

Official language in: Aruba, Belgium, Curaçao, Netherlands, Sint Maarten, Suriname
Native speakers: 23 million (2012)

Summary

OK, here we have some good news. I would say it’s nice amount of Dutch posts and some of them were published in May so it looks like early community. But come on... 5 tags in the same time? And look at the amount of posts with no language-like or country-like tags!

Dutch people!

You have to communicate with each other because you won’t build community based on 5 tags in the same time. Take only one of them and choose wisely.

BETTER NOT continue publishing with tags:

  • native name of language and English name of country: nederlands (at least 2 non-Dutch posts in May),
  • based on language ISO and country ISO/TLD: nl (multiple meanings).

Continue publishing with tag (choose only one of them!):

  • English name of language: dutch,
  • native name of country: nederland,
  • based on language ISO: nld.

Other suggested tag for the community:

  • based on language ISO: dut.

Estonian

Official language in: Estonia
Native speakers: 1.1 million (2012)

Summary

There are eight Estonian posts on Steemit and sadly most of them have no language-like or country-like tags. But there is a hope!

NOT suggested tags for the community:

  • based on language ISO: et (multiple meanings),
  • English name of country: estonia (at least 12 non-Estonian posts in May),
  • based on country ISO/TLD: ee (multiple meanings).

Continue publishing with tag:

  • native name of language and country: eesti.

Other suggested tags for the community:

  • English name of language: estonian,
  • based on language ISO: est.

Finnish

Official language in: Finland
Recognised minority language in: Russia, Sweden, Norway
Native speakers: 5.4 million (2009–2012)

Summary

There are only four Finnish posts on Steemit and the last one was published in April with no language-like or county-like tags. There is a hope for something!

BETTER NOT continue publishing with tags:

  • English name of country: finland (at least 16 non-Finnish posts in May).

NOT suggested tags for the community:

Continue publishing with tag:

  • based on language ISO: fin.

Other suggested tags for the community:

  • English name of language: finnish,
  • native name of language and country: suomi,
  • native name of language and country: suomen.

French

Official language in: Belgium, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, France, Gabon, Guinea, Haiti, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mali, Monaco, Niger, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Switzerland, Togo, Vanuatu
Recognised minority language in: Italy, United States, many islands in the world
Native speakers: 80 million (2016)

Summary

Oh my… We definitely have the community here. There are a lot of French posts and French authors but with so many tags... come on, really? It’s difficult to track all of them! And look at amount of posts with no language-like or country-like tag...

French people!

Look at that table and ask yourself THE question - what tag should we use? Choose one and fly!

BETTER NOT continue publishing with tags:

  • English name of country: france (at least 109 non-French posts in May),
  • based on language ISO and country ISO/TLD: fr (multiple meanings),
  • based on French politician: cazeneuve (Bernard Cazeneuve).

Continue publishing with tag (choose only one of them!):

  • English name of language: french,
  • native name of language: francais,
  • based on Steem: steem-fr.

Other suggested tags for the community:

  • native name of language: francaise,
  • based on language ISO: fra.

German

Official language in: Austria, Belgium, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Switzerland
Recognised minority language in: Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Namibia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine
Native speakers: 90 million (2010) to 95 million (2014)

Summary

Well.. I have nothing to say here. Look on those statistics!

Advices?

No advices here. You should give advices to me not the other way. But... Just talk to the authors of posts without deutsch tag.

Greek

Official language in: Greece, Cyprus
Recognised minority language in: Albania, Armenia, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine, United States
Native speakers: 12 million (2007)

Summary

It looks nice and there are 5 Greek posts even in May. I don’t see any community right now but there is a hope for it.

BETTER NOT continue publishing with tags:

  • English name of country: greece (at least 54 non-Greek posts in May),
  • basen on country ISO/TLD : gr (multiple meanings).

NOT suggested tags for the community:

  • native name of language: ελληνικά (not Latin letters),
  • native name of country: ελλάδα (not Latin letters),
  • based on language ISO: el (multiple meanings).

Continue publishing with tag:

  • English name of language: greek.

Also suggested tag for the community:

  • translation of native name of language: ellinika, elliniki.

Hungarian

Official language in: Hungary
Recognised minority language in: Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Austria, Ukraine
Native speakers: 13 million (2002–2012)

Summary

There are only two Hungarian posts on Steemit in May but with history of publishing in other tags there is a good chance to start a community.

BETTER NOT continue publishing with tag:

  • English name of country: hungary (at least 21 non-Hungarian posts in May),

NOT suggested tags for the community:

  • based on language ISO and country ISO/TLD: hu (multiple meanings),
  • other: hr-translation (it looks like there are only translations).

Continue publishing with tag (choose only one of them!):

  • English name of language: hungarian,
  • native name of language: magyar.

Other suggested tags for the community:

  • native name of country: magyarorszag,
  • based on language ISO: hun.

Icelandic

Official language in: Iceland
Native speakers: 331 000 (2013)

Summary

There is only one Icelandic post on Steemit and it doesn’t have a language-like or country-like tag so it’s listed under [n/a]. It was published in 2016 and right now I see no chance for a community.

NOT suggested tags for the community:

  • English name of country: iceland (at least 15 non-Icelandic posts in May),
  • native name of country: island (English word island, at least 74 non-Icelandic posts in May),
  • based on language ISO and country ISO/TLD: is (multiple meanings),
  • based on language ISO: ice (English word ice, at least 21 non-Icelandic posts in May).

Suggested tags for the community (choose only one of them!):

  • English name of language: icelandic,
  • native name of language: islenska,
  • based on language ISO: isl.

Irish

Official language in: Ireland
Recognised minority language in: United Kingdom
Native speakers: 74 000 (2016)

Summary

There are only two Irish posts on Steemit and one of them has a language-like tag but it was published in 2016 so it’s more like no posts. It’s hard to say in what direction it will go.

NOT suggested tags for the community:

Continue publishing with tag:

  • English name of language: irish.

Other suggested tags for the community:

  • native name of language: gaeilge,
  • native name of country: eire,
  • based on language ISO: gle.

Italian

Official language in: Italy, Switzerland, San Marino, Vatican City
Recognised minority language in: Bosnia and Herzegovina, United States, Canada, Australia, Croatia, Romania, Slovenia
Native speakers: 65 million (2012)

Summary

There is definitely a community here. We have a nice amount of Italian posts and Italian authors but one problem - 4 tags and some posts with no language-like or country-like tags. It need to be cleaned!

Italians!

Look at that table and ask yourself THE question - what tag should we use? And don’t forget to take posts with none of those tags!

NOT suggested tags for the community:

  • English name of country: italy (at least 143 non-Italian posts in May),
  • based on language ISO and country ISO/TLD: it (multiple meanings).

Continue publishing with tag (choose only one of them!):

  • English name of language: italian,
  • native name of language: italiano,
  • native name of country: italia,
  • based on Steem: it-steem.

Other suggested tag for the community:

  • based on language ISO: ita.

Kazakh

Official language in: Kazakhstan
Recognised minority language in: Russia, China
Native speakers: 15 million (2016)

Summary

There is no table because there are no Kazakh posts on Steemit. Right now it’s a dead end.

NOT suggested tags for the community:

  • native names of language: қазақ, қазақша, قازاق ٴتىلى‎, قازاقشا‎ (not Latin letters),
  • English name of country: kazakhstan (at least 7 non-Kazakh posts in May),
  • native names of county: казақстан, казахстан (not Latin letters),
  • based on language ISO: kk (multiple meanings),
  • based on country ISO/TLD: kz (multiple meanings).

Suggested tags for the community (choose only one of them!):

  • English name of language: kazakh,
  • native name of language: qazaq, qazaqsa,
  • translation of native name of country: qazaqstan,
  • based on language ISO: kaz.

Latvian

Official language in: Latvia
Native speakers: 1.75 million (2015)

Summary

There are only three Latvian posts on Steemit written by one author in one language-like tag. Is it enough to start a community? Maybe, but there must be more authors to do that.

NOT suggested tags for the community:

  • English name of language: latvia (at least 6 non-Latvian posts in May),
  • based on language ISO and country ISO/TLD: lv (multiple meanings).

Continue publishing with tag:

  • native name of language: latviski.

Other suggested tags for the community:

  • English name of language: latvian,
  • native name of language: latviesu,
  • native name of country: latvija,
  • based on language ISO: lav.

Lithuanian

Official language in: Lithuania
Recognised minority language in: Poland
Native speakers: 3.0 million (2012)

Summary

There is only one Lithuanian post on Steemit and it was published in 2016 but at least with a language-like tag. It’s hard to say in what direction it will go.

BETTER NOT continue publishing with tag:

NOT suggested tags for the community:

  • English name of country: lithuania (at least 4 non-Lithuanian posts in May),
  • based on language ISO: lit (at least 4 non-Lithuanian posts in May).

Suggested tags for the community (choose only one of them!):

  • English name of language: lithuanian,
  • native name of language: lietuviu,
  • native name of country: lietuva.

Luxembourgish

Official language in: Luxembourg
Recognised minority language in: Belgium
Native speakers: 390 000 (2010)

Summary

There is no table because there are no Luxembourgish posts on Steemit. Right now it’s a dead end.

NOT suggested tags for the community:

  • English name of country: luxembourg (at least 3 non-Luxembourgish posts in May),
  • English name of country: luxemburg (at least 1 non-Luxembourgish post in May),
  • based on language ISO: lb (multiple meanings),
  • based on country ISO/TLD: lu (multiple meanings).

Suggested tag for the community:

  • English names of language: luxembourgish, luxemburgish, letzeburgesch,
  • native name of language: letzebuergesch,
  • native name of country: letzebuerg,
  • based on language ISO: ltz.

Macedonian

Official language in: Macedonia
Recognised minority language in: Albania, Romania, Serbia
Native speakers: 1.4–2.5 million (1986–2011)

Summary

There is only one Macedonian post on Steemit and it was published in April with country-like variation tag. It’s hard to say in what direction it will go.

NOT suggested tags for the community:

  • native name of language: македонски (not Latin letters)
  • English name of country: macedonia (at least 2 non-Macedonian posts in May),
  • native name of country: македонија (not Latin letters)
  • based on language ISO and country ISO/TLD: mk (multiple meanings),
  • based on language ISO: mac (at least 6 non-Macedonian posts in May).

Continue publishing with tag:

  • native name variation of language: makedonia.

Also suggested tags for the community:

  • English name of language: macedonian,
  • translation of native name of language: makedonski,
  • based on language ISO: mkd.

Maltese

Official language in: Malta
Native speakers: 520 000 (2012)

Summary

There is no table because there are no Maltese posts on Steemit. Right now it’s a dead end.

NOT suggested tags for the community:

  • English and native name of country: malta (at least 9 non-Maltese posts in May),
  • based on language ISO and country ISO/TLD: mt (multiple meanings).

Suggested tags for the community (choose only one of them!):

  • English name of language: maltese,
  • native name of language: malti,
  • based on language ISO: mlt.

Montenegrin

Official language in: Montenegro
Recognised minority language in: Serbia
Native speakers: 232 600 (2011)

Summary

There is no table because there are no Montenegrin posts on Steemit. Right now it’s a dead end.

NOT suggested tags for the community:

  • native name of language: црногорски (not Latin letters),
  • English name of country: montenegro (at least 5 non-Montenegrin posts in May),
  • based on country ISO/TLD: me (multiple meanings).

Suggested tags for the community (choose only one of them!):

  • English name of language: montenegrin,
  • native name of language: crnogorski.

Norwegian

Official language in: Norway
Native speakers: 5 million (2014)

Summary

Here we have a funny thing. Tag with most Norwegian posts is the name of Norwegian city and the second... I have no idea. As we can see there is a nice amount of posts in 4 other language-like or country-like tags but last one was published in April. It all need to be cleaned!

Norwegians!

Look at that table and ask yourself THE question - what tag should we use? Not all of them look nice.

BETTER NOT continue publishing with tags:

  • English name of country: norway (at least 41 non-Norwegian posts in May),
  • based on language ISO and country ISO/TLD: no (multiple meanings),
  • Norwegian city: fredrikstad,
  • unknown origin: ramtasnakk.

Continue publishing with tag (choose only one of them!):

  • English name of language: norwegian,
  • native names of country: norge, noreg.

Other suggested tags for the community:

  • native name of language: norsk,
  • native names of country: noreg,
  • based on language ISO: nor.

Polish

Official language in: Poland
Recognised minority language in: Czech Republic, Lithuania, Slovakia, Ukraine
Native speakers: 55 million (2010)

Summary

My language, my country. We are growing really fast and you can clearly see that we have one language-like tag and we are publishing almost all posts with this tag. We will be bigger!

Advices?

Bigger, better, harder. English name of language (polish) is our future.

Portuguese

Official language in: Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe
Recognised minority language in: Macau, Spain, India
Native speakers: 215 million (2010)

Summary

We have a community here. Too bad it’s divided into 4 language-like and country-like tags. There is also one interesting fact - tag with one author and 690 posts! Come one! That’s more than most of languages shown in this article. We need here some cleaning and it will be OK.

Portuguese people!

Look at that table and ask yourself THE question - what tag should we use?

BETTER NOT continue publishing with tags:

  • English name of country: brasil (at least 17 non-Portuguese posts in May),
  • English name of country: portugal (at least 41 non-Portuguese posts in May),
  • unknown origin: scribe

NOT suggested tags for the community:

Continue publishing with tag (choose only one of them!):

  • English name of language: portuguese,
  • native name of language: portugues,
  • based on language ISO: por.

Also suggested tags for the community:

  • native name of language: portuguesa.

Romanian

Official language in: Romania, Moldova
Recognised minority language in: Hungary, Serbia, Ukraine
Native speakers: 24 million (2004–2012)

Summary

There are only four Romanian posts on Steemit in May but with history of publishing in all tags there is a good chance to start a community.

BETTER NOT continue publishing with tag:

  • English and native names of country: romania (at least 36 non-Romanian posts in May),
  • based on language ISO and country ISO/TLD: ro (multiple meanings).

Continue publishing with tag:

  • English name of language: romanian.

Other suggested tags for the community:

  • English names of language: rumanian, roumanian.
  • native names of language: romana, romaneste,
  • based on language ISOs: ron, rum.

Romansh

Official language in: Switzerland
Native speakers: 36 600 (2012)

Summary

There is no table because there are no Romansh posts on Steemit. Right now it’s a dead end.

NOT suggested tags for the community:

Suggested tags for the community (choose only one of them!):

  • English names of language: romansh, romansch, romanche,
  • native name of language: rumantsch,
  • based on language ISO: roh.

Russian

Official language in: Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
Recognised minority language in: Romania, Ukraine, Norway, Armenia, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Moldova, Uzbekistan, United States
Native speakers: 150 million (2010)

Summary

Although Russians have their own platform called Golos.io they have still a big community on Steemit. There is one main tag with almost all posts and that’s fine.

Advices?

No advices here. But... Just talk to the authors of posts with russia tag.

Sami

Official language in: Norway, Sweden
Recognised minority language in: Finland
Native speakers: 30 000 (1992–2013)

Summary

There is no table because there are no Sami posts on Steemit. Right now it’s a dead end.

NOT suggested tags for the community:

  • any based on language ISO (11 different for Sami),
  • any based on country name (hard to connect - look at language map).

Suggested tags for the community (choose only one of them!):

  • English name of language: sami,
  • native name of language: lappish,
  • native names of language: saami, saame, samic, saamic.

Serbian

Official language in: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo
Recognised minority language in: Croatia, Hungary, Montenegro, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Macedonia, Romania
Native speakers: 8.7 million (2006)

Summary

There are only twelve Serbian posts on Steemit in May and that’s a really good score but it’s still not a community - it’s almost a community if all authors will unite with one tag.

NOT suggested tags for the community:

  • English name of country: serbia (at least 7 non-Serbian posts in May),
  • native name of language: српски (not Latin letters),
  • native name of country: србија (not Latin letters),
  • based on language ISO: sr (multiple meanings),
  • based on country ISO/TLD: rs (multiple meanings).

Continue publishing with tag (choose only one of them!):

  • English name of language: serbian,
  • native name of language: srpski.

Other suggested tags for the community:

  • native name of country: srbija
  • based on language ISO: srp.

Slovak

Official language in: Slovakia, Czech Republic
Recognised minority language in: Serbia, Poland, Hungary
Native speakers: 5.2 million (2011–2012)

Summary

There are only two Slovak posts on Steemit written by one author and both of them has a country-like tag but last one was published in 2016 so it’s more like no posts. It’s hard to say in what direction it will go.

BETTER NOT continue publishing with tag:

  • English name of country: slovakia (at least 2 non-Slovak posts in May).

NOT suggested tags for the community:

Suggested tags for the community (choose only one of them!):

  • English name of language: slovak,
  • native names of language: slovencina, slovensky,
  • native name of country: slovensko,
  • based on language ISOs: slo, slk,

Slovene

Official language in: Slovenia
Recognised minority language in: Austria, Hungary, Italy
Native speakers: 2.5 million (2010)

Summary

There is only one Slovene post on Steemit and it doesn’t have a language-like or country-like tag so it’s listed under [n/a]. It was published in 2016 so it’s more like no posts.

NOT suggested tags for the community:

  • English name of country: slovenia (at least 16 non-Slovene posts in May),
  • based on language ISO and country ISO/TLD: sl (multiple meanings).

Suggested tags for the community (choose only one of them!):

  • English names of language: slovene, slovenian,
  • native names of language: slovenski, slovenscina,
  • native names of country: slovenija
  • based on language ISO: slv.

Spanish

Official language in: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela
Recognised minority language in: Puerto Rico, Andorra, Belize, Gibraltar, United States, Philippines
Native speakers: 470 million (2016)

Summary

Well.. I have nothing to say here. Look on those statistics!

Advices?

No advices here. You should give advices to me not the other way. But... Just talk to the authors of posts without spanish tag.

Swedish

Official language in: Finland, Sweden
Native speakers: 9.2 million (2012)

Summary

There are only two Swedish posts on Steemit in May and there were also not so many posts before. With 3 tags and that amount of posts it’s hard to say in what direction it will go.

BETTER NOT continue publishing with tag:

NOT suggested tags for the community:

  • English names of country: sweden (at least 46 non-Swedish posts in May),
  • based on country ISO/TLD: se (multiple meanings).

Continue publishing with tag (choose only one of them!):

  • native name of language: svenska,
  • native name of country: sverige.

Other suggested tags for the community:

  • English name of language: swedish,
  • based on language ISO: swe.

Turkish

Official language in: Turkey, Cyprus
Recognised minority language in: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Iraq, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania
Native speakers: 75 million (2017)

Summary

There are a lot of Turkish posts on Steemit and almost all of them have one tag. That’s really good and I have nothing to say - it’s a nice community.

Advices?

Do what you are doing. Maybe talk to authors with posts without tr tag.

Ukrainian

Official language in: Ukraine
Recognised minority language in: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia
Native speakers: 45 million (2007)

Summary

It looks like a community but it’s not... There are a lot of Ukrainian posts on Steemit in May but most of them don’t have language-like or country-like tags. And the rest of posts have tag with Ukrainian city. There is a lot of work here. What are you waiting for - work!

BETTER NOT continue publishing with tags:

NOT suggested tags for the community:

  • native name of country: україна (not Latin letters)
  • English name of country: ukraine (at least 86 non-Ukrainian posts in May),
  • native name of language: українська (not Latin letters),
  • based on language ISO: ua (multiple meanings).

Continue publishing with tag:

  • based on language ISO: ukr.

Also suggested tags for the community:

  • English name of language: ukrainian,
  • native name of language: ukrayinska,
  • translation of native name of country: ukraina.

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Wow great analysis - Bosnia, language - bosnian :)

Are you planning to start a community?

Maybe in future. I don't believe there is enough bosnians on steemit :)

it take some time to build a community, but you have to remember, that Steemit is for everyone! You can invite here everybody :)

Great (and hard work), @lukmarcus.
i am from Galiza (Europe) and my native language is Galego, from where born the Portuguese.
I'm tagging as #galego #Portugues, Although I need one tag who include all dialectal variants of this language (Brazilian, Portugués, galego and also the Portuguese Creoles from África.
The general term to define all the languages born from Galician is "lusofonía", but I agree with Aline Franzao that we should use #galeguia to avoid reminiscences of the imperialist past of Portugal.

Galician is not an official language in any country and it's listed as recognised regional language. But as far as I know there are some posts in Galician on Steemit.

  ·  2 years ago (edited)

Mmmm Well.... let's see ...
Galicia (Galiza) is a Country, but not a State and have two official languages: Galician and Spanish:

I think that it is more than a "regional" language.

  • " is an autonomous community of Spain and historic nationality under Spanish law.[1] Located in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula,"

  • Two languages are official and widely used today in Galicia: the native Galician, a Romance language closely related to Portuguese, with which it shares Galician-Portuguese medieval literature, and the Spanish language, usually known locally as Castilian. 56% of the Galician population speak Galician as their first language, while 43% speak more in Castilian

Source: Galicia in Wikipedia - En

As galician I will be deeply grateful that the galician (official language, not regional) is included in the next revision of your article.

If you do not, we'll still having an official language for the rest of the world except in "Steemit Planet".
It will no matter. We will survive!!! 😉
(and don't worry. Already stopped. I would like you see it with our eyes.)

PS: Maintain this serious, critical and documented line of work:
Kind Regards from Galiza.

Galiza, Galicia, Galician

But this article is not about autonomous communities. Even on Galicia Wiki you can find information Country: Spain. Galicia is also not listed on List of sovereign states and dependent territories in Europe.

Maybe next time I will include some of the biggest communities like Galician :)

True:

Galiza is not a sovereign state.

This is a long (our) political battle.
It may be necessary to discuss the concepts of Country and State, but letś leave it for another time.

Thank you for your patiente.

This is for you. Posts till 25th May.

Galician

Official language in: Galicia (Spain)
Native speakers: 2.4 million (2012)

Summary

There are eight Galician posts on Steemit in May and only three of them have a language-like tag. There is some potential in creating a community, but they need more authors and better organisation. It’s hard to say in what direction it will go.

BETTER NOT continue publishing with tag:

  • combination of native names of languages: galego-portugues.

NOT suggested tags for the community:

  • English and native name of community: galicia (currently no non-Galician posts but they will come in future),
  • based on language ISO: gl (multiple meanings).

Continue publishing with tag:

  • native name of language: galego.

Other suggested tags for the community:

  • English name of language: galician,
  • native name of community: galiza,
  • based on language ISO: glg,
  • based on community TLD: gal.

A lot of thanks of all galician speakers.
I had already contemplated that the tag #galego-portugues was a bad idea.
Thanks Again.

  ·  2 years ago (edited)

I think, any language, independent of in which state it is spoken, should be listed as long ad there is a (considerable) user base in steemit.

It was hard enough to find posts in all official languages. I can't imagine doing the same for all European languages...

Great job, lukmarcus. I am new on Steemit. I am not familiar, how are non-english languages accepted here? Of course it's easier to write in my native language. In your extended article you have found one Slovenian (Slovene) post. How did you find it? I have no idea. Please, is it possible to provide me a link? :o

Hi Lukmarcus, I see a mistake in your categorisation of Irish.

Recognised minority language in: United Kingdom

Ireland is not in the UK. At least not in the last 90 years. It is a minority language in Ireland though as barely anybody here still speaks it unfortunately due to the 600 - 800 years that the UK did impose rule over Ireland.

Irish is a minority language in Northern Ireland, so it's a minority language in UK. I got my information from Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_language

Ah OK, I would consider that minority so small that I wouldn't have even considered it. It's mainly only spoken in the West of Ireland in rural areas.

Great article ! Iv started a greek community ! next month iv planned a flyer give away ! trying to bring more awareness about Steemit Platform in Greece

Just remember: tags are really important :)

Awesome work! I am surprised how interesting that was to read about different European communities :) Upvoted & Resteemed!

Thanks a lot!

Really great Analysis. I am intrigued about the Irish post. Ill have to find it. :)

🙂

WOW, great stats! Thank you!

Kawal dobrej roboty :)

Dzięki :)

Great job :) I bet it took a lot of time to prepare it.

Wow! It's so cool that you did this!

I'm from Texas in the US and am a native English speaker, but I love language and find this sort of information fascinating. Thanks for putting it together!

Thanks!

Hey, what a work you have done here! useful information.
Thank you for sharing this :)

Awesome post. Great work on dividing languages...I am happy #spanish have one tag and we are doing quite well :)

@lukmarcus Excellent data and analysis.

For you question, i am from Venezuelan and my native language is Spanish.

Thanks for this post!

So you are in the biggest non-English community on Steemit :)

  ·  2 years ago (edited)

Well i think Korean are bigger than Spanish speaking. I am wrong ?

When I was gathering statistics last time, Koreans were second.

Nice :) haha ! Thanks for share it!

Wow you blew me away again such dedication precise informative interesting.. Good work eroche que tengas un fin de semana muy bella! Práctica tu español! 🕊 and ❤️

Thank you for an excellent analysis! Let's also remember there are other non-European languages with communities that are doing quite well also. I like your advice about cleaning up the tags.

This article is only about official languages of all European countries. And about what language are you talking about?

Yes, it's very useful. We have other languages on here also, such as Korean, Indonesian, Japanese, Turkish, Chinese, etc.

Asia is hmm... a little bit harder as a continent to count all official languages. Maybe one day...

Sure. Official really doesn't matter there, as we know which languages are most widely spoken so that's where we want to go viral.

You are right, but this article should also work as advices and some kind of roadmap to new communities with not so many posts. It's not easy to find all those authors and posts.