Wikipedia : Online Encyclopedia


Wikipedia is an online free encyclopedia supported by the Wikimedia Foundation and based on a model of freely editable content. The name "Wikipedia" is a blending of the words wiki (a technology for creating collaborative websites, from the Hawaiian word wiki, meaning "quick") and encyclopedia. Wikipedia's articles provide links designed to guide the user to related pages with additional information.It is written collaboratively by largely anonymous volunteers. Anyone can write and make changes to Wikipedia articles, except in limited cases where editing is restricted to prevent further disruption or vandalism.

Started in January 15, 2001, Wikipedia has grown into the world's largest reference website, attracting 1.7 billion unique visitors monthly as of November 2020. It currently has more than fifty-seven million articles in more than 300 languages, including 6,374,237 articles in English with 122,927 active contributors in the past month.



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