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Founder(s)Mathias Damour (fr) (en) (pt)
LaunchedNovember 14, 2006
Current statusactive
Content licence
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Vikidia is a free online encyclopedia based on wiki, content has a general theme adapted for children and teenagers, and is open to the participation of people of all ages.

One of the users who joined this project, Mathias Damour (registered under the name Astirmays), differed in that the texts should be corrected a priori instead of being created and edited by the children themselves, not believing that they would see a closing agreement in the aforementioned discussion. That is why on November 17, 2006, autonomously and independently of the Wikimedia Foundation, the Vikidia wiki was launched. [1]

As of December 2022, Vikidia has articles in French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Armenian, Greek, Catalan, Basque, and Sicilian. For example, the section in French contains 37.1 thousand articles, in English - 4.2 thousand articles, in Russian - a few hundred.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Entrevista a Mathias Damour por". Archived from the original on 2009-07-02. Retrieved 2021-02-26.
  2. Hai-Nyzhnyk, Pavlo (2022-12-15). "Vikidia as a universal multilingual online encyclopedia for children". The Encyclopedia Herald of Ukraine (in Ukrainian). 14: 81–87. doi:10.37068/evu.14.9. ISSN 2707-000X.