The Info List - Wikiquote

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is one of a family of wiki-based projects run by the Wikimedia Foundation, running on Media Wiki
software. Based on an idea by Daniel Alston and implemented by Brion Vibber, the goal of the project which began as an outgrowth to Famous Quotations is to produce collaboratively a vast reference of quotations from prominent people, books, films, proverbs, etc. and to be as proper as possible in regard to the details of the quotations and also providing the appropriate human reference of the quotation. Though there are many online collections of quotations, Wikiquote
is distinguished by being among the few that provide an opportunity for visitors to contribute[2] and the very few which strive to provide exact sources for each quotation as well as corrections of misattributed quotations. Wikiquote
pages are cross-linked to articles about the notable personalities on.[3] Initially, the project was created solely in English; a later expansion to include additional languages was started in July 2004.[citation needed]


1 History 2 Multi-lingual cooperation 3 See also 4 References 5 External links


Growth of the largest eight Wikiquotes

The article creation milestones are taken from WikiStats.[4]

Date Event

27 June 2003

Temporarily put on the Wolof language
Wolof language

10 July 2003

Own subdomain created (quote.wikipedia.org).

25 August 2003

Own domain created (wikiquote.org).

17 July 2004

New languages added.

13 November 2004

English edition reaches 2,000 pages.

November 2004

Reaches 24 languages.

March 2005

Reaches 10,000 pages in total. English edition has close to 3,000 pages.

June 2005

Reaches 34 languages, including one classical (Latin) and one artificial (Esperanto)

4 November 2005

English Wikiquote
reaches 5,000 pages.

April 2006

French Wikiquote
taken down for legal reasons.

4 December 2006

French Wikiquote

7 May 2007

English Wikiquote
reaches 10,000 pages.

July 2007

Reaches 40 languages.

February 2010

Reaches a total of 100,000 articles among all languages.

October 2011

Enters the global Alexa top 2500 ranking.[5]

May 2016

Reaches a total of 200,000 articles among all languages.

January 2018

Introduced in the curriculum of national partnerships between schools and non-profits (Italy[6])

Multi-lingual cooperation[edit] As of September 2016, there are a total of 89 language versions of Wikiquote[7] with 31 of those containing over 1,000 articles. Sixty of the 89 versions of Wikiquote
have over 100 articles.[7] The ten largest Wikiquote
language projects with over 5,000 articles each are listed here in descending order:

English (28,000+ articles) Italian Polish Russian Czech German Portuguese Persian Spanish Ukrainian

See also[edit]

Wikimedia Foundation List of Wikiquote
Projects by Language


^ "Wikiquote.org Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2017-12-04.  ^ DeVinney, Gemma (18 January 2007). "Wikiquote: Another source for quotes on the Web". UB Reporter. University of Buffalo. Retrieved 29 November 2010.  ^ Ahsan, Hafsa (27 January 2007). "It's all about Wikis". DAWN. Archived from the original on May 4, 2012.  ^ " Wikiquote
Statistics - Article count (official)". Wikimedia.  ^ "Statistics Summary for wikiquote.org". Archived from the original on 2011-10-29.  ^ "Protocollo MIUR-Wikimedia" (in Italian). Ministero dell'istruzione, dell'università e della ricerca. 2018-01-26.  ^ a b " Wikiquote
Statistics".:Meta. Retrieved 9 September 2016. 

External links[edit]

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has media related to Wikiquote.

has quotations related to: Wikiquote

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