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  1. The English Wikipedia is the primary English-language edition of Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia. It was created by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger on 15 January 2001, as Wikipedia's first edition. English Wikipedia is hosted alongside other language editions by the Wikimedia Foundation, an American nonprofit organization.

  2. Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia that anyone can edit, and millions already have. Wikipedia's purpose is to benefit readers by presenting information on all branches of knowledge . Hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation , it consists of freely editable content, whose articles also have numerous links to guide readers towards more information.

  3. Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia website in 336 languages of the world. 324 languages are currently active and 13 are closed. People can freely use it, share it, and change it, without having to pay. It is also one of the biggest wiki organizations.

  4. Wikipedia was initially conceived as a feeder project for the Wales-founded Nupedia, an earlier project to produce a free online encyclopedia, volunteered by Bomis, a web-advertising firm owned by Jimmy Wales, Tim Shell and Michael E. Davis.

  5. simple.wikipedia.org › wiki › Main_PageWikipedia

    The Simple English Wikipedia is for everyone, such as children and adults who are learning English. There are 251,865 articles on the Simple English Wikipedia. All of the pages are free to use.

  6. What is Wikipedia? Wikipedia is an encyclopedia that is written by many of its readers. It is a special type of website called a wiki, that makes working together easy. Many people are always improving Wikipedia, making many changes every day.

  7. "Free" refers to licensing, as explained above; "anyone can edit" refers to the fact that Wikipedia is a wiki, a website that nearly anyone with access to the web can edit without asking for permission. However, Wikipedia strives to be a reliable encyclopedia that presents to the reader verifiable information written from a neutral point of view.

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