The Chinese Wikipedia was established along with 12 other Wikipedias in May 2001. At the beginning, however, the Chinese Wikipedia did not support Chinese characters, and had no encyclopedic content. In October 2002, the first Chinese-language page was written, the Main Page. A software update on 27 October 2002 allowed Chinese language input.
- 11 May 2001; 21 years ago
- Wikimedia Foundation
- Online encyclopedia
The Chinese Wikipedia, or formally Zhongwen Wikipedia, is the Chinese version of the world's largest free encyclopedia project. While the Wikipedia has been around since TK, the Chinese version was started in May 2001. According to the Wikipedia language list, the main page was made on November 16, 2002. Beginnings
Chinese [c] ( 中文; Zhōngwén, [d] especially when referring to written Chinese) is a group of languages spoken natively by the ethnic Han Chinese majority and many minority ethnic groups in Greater China. About 1.3 billion people (or approximately 16% of the world's population) speak a variety of Chinese as their first language.
- 1.35 billion (2022)
- Sinophone world
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The Chinese Wikipedia (In Chinese: 中文維基百科 / 中文维基百科) is the Chinese-language edition of Wikipedia. This edition was started in October 24, 2002. The Chinese Wikipedia can show the same article in many different scripts, in both Simplified and Traditional script. It is the 15th largest edition by article count. 
- Chinese wiki community
- Internet encyclopedia project
The Korean language also uses Chinese characters to represent certain words. The Japanese language uses them even more often. These characters are known in Korean as Hanja and in Japanese as Kanji. A Chinese person with a good education today knows 6,000-7,000 characters. About 3,000 Chinese characters are needed to read a Mainland newspaper.