Simple English Wikipedia

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Type of site
Internet encyclopedia project
Available inEnglish
HeadquartersMiami, Florida, United States
OwnerWikimedia Foundation

The Simple English Wikipedia is an English-language version of Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia, that is written at a basic level of English.[1] It was created on September 18, 2001.[2]

Many articles are shorter than the same articles in the English Wikipedia.[3] If someone cannot understand an idea in complex English, they can read the Simple English article.

When the Simple English Wikipedia started creation of pages and allowing changes in 2003, the English Wikipedia already had 150,000 articles. The Simple English Wikipedia has 199,216 articles. Simple English Wikipedia is the 50th largest Wikipedia as of December 2020.[4]

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  1. Tim Dowling (January 14, 2008). "Wikipedia too long-winded for you? Try the simple version". The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-05-17.
  2. "Simple English Wikipedia - Meta". Retrieved 2021-11-23.
  3. Koen Smets. "Automatic Vandalism Detection in Wikipedia: Towards a Machine Learning Approach" (PDF). University of Antwerp. Retrieved 2009-05-17.
  4. Wikimedia list of Wikipedias and their statistics Retrieved 24 December 2020.

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