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Simple English Wikipedia

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Type of site
Online encyclopedia
Available inSimple English
OwnerWikimedia Foundation (non-profit)
Users1,463,059 (registered)
LaunchedSeptember 18, 2001; 22 years ago (2001-09-18)

The Simple English Wikipedia is a Simple English language version of Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia, written in a language that is easy to understand but is still natural and grammatical.[1]

The articles in the Simple English Wikipedia use shorter sentences and easier words and grammar than the regular English Wikipedia.[2] This makes articles easier to understand and change.

When Simple English Wikipedia started making pages and allowing changes in 2003, the English Wikipedia already had 150,000 articles. Seven other Wikipedia in other languages also had over 15,000 articles. Because the other Wikipedias already have a lot of articles, most Simple English articles are not new. They are simpler versions of articles from the English Wikipedias. Right now, the Simple English Wikipedia has 252,814 articles.[3] The Simple English Wikipedia started on September 18, 2001,[4] and is the 43rd-largest Wikipedia, as of March 2024.[5] It has 1,463,059 registered users, 1,536 active in the last month.[3]

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  1. Tim Dowling (January 14, 2008). "Wikipedia too long-winded for you? Try the simple version". The Guardian. Archived from the original on June 21, 2008. Retrieved May 17, 2009.
  2. Koen Smets. "Automatic Vandalism Detection in Wikipedia: Towards a Machine Learning Approach" (PDF). University of Antwerp. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 4, 2011. Retrieved May 17, 2009.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Special:Statistics. Retrieved June 14, 2024.
  4. "Simple English Wikipedia – Meta". meta.wikimedia.org. Archived from the original on November 29, 2021. Retrieved November 23, 2021.
  5. Wikimedia list of Wikipedias and their statistics. Retrieved March 22, 2024.

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