Wikimedia News/2007

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Progress in 2007[edit]

  • Many Wikipedias in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and a number of other Wikipedias that use small and marginalized languages, made great progress in 2007. This shows that Wikipedia is progressing towards becoming less dominated by Europe and North America and integrating the entire world more, including a growing number of languages with new or weak written traditions.
  • Of the 253 Wikipedias created, 1 has more than 2 million articles, 2 more than 500,000, 13 have more than 100,000, 60 more than 10,000, 73 more than 1,000, and 63 more than 100. One year ago, 1 had more than 1,5 million articles, 1 more than 500,000, 8 had more than 100,000, 27 more than 10,000, 35 more than 1,000, and 17 more than 100.
  • The Wikipedia total number of articles was 9,305,766. One year ago, there were 6,062,262 articles.

December 2007[edit]

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  • The German Wikibooks has now its 10,000th page in the main article namespace and reached so far a major milestone. We have now 569 Books, 40 of them are ready and numerous have their own printversion.
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  • After ballooning to over 100,000 articles thanks to massive bot activity, the Lombard Wikipedia has shrunk to below 25,000 articles.
  • The Aromanian Wikipedia has reached 2,000 articles.
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November 2007[edit]

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Asturian Wikipedia has reached 10,000 articles
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October 2007[edit]

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  • The Wikimedia Foundation has started its Fall 2007 Fundraiser. It is aiming to collect funding for 2008 without a specific target.
  • All Wikisources together have reached 300,000 text-units.
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Chinese Wikipedia has reached 150,000 articles
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September 2007[edit]

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  • The Volapük Wikipedia, with more than 90,000 articles, is now the biggest Wikipedia (in number of articles) in a constructed language. SmeiraBot has recently added tens of thousands of stubs describing localities in Europe.
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August 2007[edit]

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July 2007[edit]

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  • All Wikipedias together have reached 8 million articles.
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  • The Sicilian Wikipedia reaches 10,000 articles as an anonymous user writes about Sapri, a town in southwestern Italy.
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June 2007[edit]

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  • The last image of Spanish Wikipedia has been erased, so it uses images from Commons only.
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May 2007[edit]

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  • The Wikispecies reached 100,000 articles with a total of 5,495 registered users.
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April 2007[edit]

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  • All Wikipedias together have reached 7 million articles.
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  • The Japanese Wikipedia has reached 350,000 articles.
  • Wikipedia is now officially the 10th most visited website on the Internet.
  • The English Wiktionary has reached 350,000 articles.
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March 2007[edit]

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  • Wikipedia has become the 11th globally most-visited site on Internet, according to Alexa. Statistically, it will be in the top 10 within one month.
  • The Basque Wikipedia has reached 1,000 users.
  • The Marathi Wikipedia has reached 18,000 total pages.
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February 2007[edit]

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  • The Spanish Wikipedia has reached 200,000 articles.
    • There are now 10 versions of Wikipedia that count more than 200,000 articles.
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January 2007[edit]

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