‘Egypt’ topped Wikipedia Arabic’s Most Searched Article Of 2012

A study of 2012′s most read Wikipedia articles reveals what are people searching across the different language versions of the online encyclopedia.

The Arabic Wikipedia searches had reference to a lot of historians.

An overview of Egypt topped the Arabic language version as the country has been going through a transition stage. This was followed by  followed by  Muhammad Ali Pasha – the Ottoman army commander and popularly know as the founder of the modern Egypt. Omar bin Khattab comes at 3rd place. He is regraded as one of the most powerful and influential Muslim caliphs.

Suleiman the Magnificent was at the fourth spot. He was the tenth and longest-reigning Emperor, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, from 1520 to his death in 1566. This was followed by search for Egyptian the president Mohamed Morsi, Mohammed and the United States.

Youtube was the only social networking site that appeared in the top 10.

In other languages, Facebook topped the English version of Wikipedia, while the Baidu, the popular search engine in Chine topped the Chinese language Wikipedia.

Article on Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was a most searched by the Turkish people.

The Indonesian edition was more sporty with football, volleyball and basketball all coming within the top seven articles.

Readers in Vietnam were interested to read article on ‘List of Sex Positions’ while Japanese were keen on an entry for ‘adult video actresses’.

A few unusual searches that made into the top 10 were @ symbol in the Spanish language edition and Favicon also known as the the WEBSITE icon in the Chinese edition.

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