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      • The English Wikipedia is the English-language edition of the free online encyclopedia, Wikipedia. It was founded on 15 January 2001 as Wikipedia's first edition and, as of November 2020 , has the most articles of any edition, at 6,268,179. As of March 2021, 11% of articles in all Wikipedias belong to the English-language edition.
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  2. English language - Wikipedia

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    English is an Indo-European language and belongs to the West Germanic group of the Germanic languages. Old English originated from a Germanic tribal and linguistic continuum along the Frisian North Sea coast, whose languages gradually evolved into the Anglic languages in the British Isles, and into the Frisian languages and Low German/Low Saxon on the continent.

  3. English Wikipedia - Wikipedia

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    The English Wikipedia is the English-language edition of the free online encyclopedia, Wikipedia. It was founded on 15 January 2001 as Wikipedia's first edition and, as of April 2021, has the most articles of any edition, at 6,294,541. As of May 2021, 11% of articles in all Wikipedias belong to the English-language edition. This share has ...

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    English is the first foreign language for most learners, and the official language of the United Nations, European Union, and many other international organizations. It is the most widely-spoken Germanic language, with at least 70% of Germanic speakers speaking English.

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    English is often called "the international language", or lingua franca. It is the main second language of the world and the international language of science, travel, technology, business, diplomacy, and entertainment. French had a similar status until the 20th century, and other languages had it at other times. English as a first language: 380 ...

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    Local embassy – For Wikipedia-related communication in languages other than English. Reference desk – Serving as virtual librarians, Wikipedia volunteers tackle your questions on a wide range of subjects. Site news – Announcements, updates, articles and press releases on Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation.

  7. Wikipedia - Wiktionary

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    Alternative forms

    1. wikipedia(when used as a common noun)

    Etymology

    Blend of wiki +‎ encyclopedia, coined by Larry Sanger.

    Pronunciation

    1. (UK) IPA(key): /ˌwɪkɪˈpiːdɪə/ 2. (US) enPR: wĭ'kēpēʹdēə, wĭ'kəpēʹdēə, IPA(key): /ˌwɪkiˈpiːdi.ə/, /ˌwɪkəˈpiːdi.ə/ 3. Rhymes: -iːdiə

    Etymology

    Borrowed from English Wikipedia.

    Proper noun

    Wikipedia (genitive Wikipedias) 1. Wikipedia

    Noun

    Wikipedia c (singular definite Wikipediaen, plural indefinite Wikipediaer) 1. Wikipedia(a version of the encyclopedia project)

    Etymology

    Borrowed from English Wikipedia, blend of Hawaiian wiki + English encyclopedia. Surface analysis: Hawaiian wiki (“speedy”) + Italian -pedia (“-pedia”).

    Pronunciation

    1. (standard) IPA(key): /wi.kiˈpe.dia/ 2. (alternative pronunciations) IPA(key): /vi.kiˈpe.dia/, /wi.kiˈpi.dia/, /vi.kiˈpi.dia/ 3. Hyphenation: wi‧ki‧pé‧dia

    Proper noun

    Wikipedia f 1. Wikipedia 1.1. la Wikipedia in lingua italiana/inglese/spagnola ― the Wikipediain Italian/English/Spanish language

    Romanization

    Wikipedia 1. Rōmaji transcription of ウィキペディア

    Etymology

    From English Wikipedia.

    Pronunciation

    1. IPA(key): /vʲi.kʲiˈpɛd.ja/

    Proper noun

    Wikipedia f 1. (Internet) Wikipedia

  8. List of Wikipedias - Meta

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    • Notes
    • All Wikipedias Ordered by Number of Articles
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    The "Total" column refers to the number of pages in all namespaces, including both articles (the official article count of each wiki) and non-articles(user pages, images, talk pages, "project" page...
    "Active Users" are registered users who have made at least one edit in the last thirty days.
    "Files" is the number of locally uploaded files. Note that some large Wikipedias don't use local images or other media files and rely on Commons completely, so the value "0" is not a glitch (see al...
    The "Depth" column (defined as [Edits/Articles] × [Non-Articles/Articles] × [1 − Stub-ratio] ) is a rough indicator of a Wikipedia’s quality, showing how frequently its articles are updated. It doe...

    The languages listed here are Wikipedias that have been created as separate subdomains of wikipedia.org, ordered by number of articles. The table includes closed Wikipedias whose domains still exist. 1. Statistics at 00:00, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

    Test Wikipedias

    Please visit the Wikimedia Incubator projectfor new language versions. 1. Manually maintained list of test-Wikipedias 2. Manual for creating new tests 3. Search a wiki(works regardless of whether it is a normal Wikipedia or a test-Wikipedia)

    Article counts revisitedDetailed notes (from 2015) about the subtleties of counting the number of articles

  9. English language varieties – Travel guide at Wikivoyage

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    English is the main language in many places, an important language in others, and spoken as a second language in most of the rest of the world. However, there are some significant differences in pronunciation, spelling and word usage around the world.

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