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Wikiquote <tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align: center; border: 0px solid #aaaaaa">Image:Wikiquote-logo.svg
Type of site Quotation repository<tr><th>Registration</th><td>Optional</td></tr>
Owner Wikimedia Foundation
Created by Jimmy Wales and the Wikimedia Community

Wikiquote is a sister project of Wikipedia, using the same MediaWiki software. It is one of a family of wiki-based projects run by the Wikimedia Foundation. Based on an idea by Daniel Alston and implemented by Brion Vibber, the goal of the project is to produce collaboratively a vast reference of quotations from prominent people, books and proverbs, and to give details about them.

Initially the project was created in English, but in July 2004, more languages were added.

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Image:Wikiquote growth.png
Growth of the largest eight wikiquotes.

[edit] Multilingual cooperation

In July 2004, about 70 subdomains were set up, but most of them have no contributors. The followings are parts of subdomains which had been created in July 2004: all of them were attracted by editors' interest at the time and soon became active.

The number of active Wikiquote projects is growing. As of January 2005, 26 language projects were active. Here, "active" means the project has at least one legitimate article and one edit within a month. After a half year, 34 language projects are known as active.

As of 21 August 2006, seven projects have more than 2,000 articles. The biggest Wikiquote is the English project with over 7,800 articles, followed closely by German, then the Polish, Italian, Portuguese, and Bulgarian projects. (The French project is currently suspended.) Seventeen projects (including the largest seven) have more than 100 articles.

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