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Wiktionary logoWiktionary logo
Detail of the Wiktionary main page. All major wiktionaries are listed by number of articles.
Screenshot of wiktionary.org home page
Available inMulti-lingual (over 170)
OwnerWikimedia Foundation
Created byJimmy Wales and the Wikimedia community
Websitehttp://www.wiktionary.org
Alexa rank 808 (July 2013)[1]
CommercialNo
RegistrationOptional
LaunchedDecember 12, 2002
Current statusactive

Wiktionary is a dictionary, or a group of meanings for words, in the form of a wiki. There are many languages of Wiktionary. Wiktionary is also a thesaurus. Wiktionary is run by the Wikimedia Foundation, which also runs Wikipedia. There is a Simple English Wiktionary, which is the sister project to the Simple English Wikipedia. The Simple English Wiktionary was created on November 2005. As of January 2013, it has over 19,500 articles (or entries), over 8,500 users and 8 administrators.[2]

In 2006, there was a vote for the change of the logo of Wiktionary. The original logo of only words was replaced. However, there were very few people who voted in this contest. Therefore, smaller wikis used the newer logo but the English Wiktionary stayed the same logo.

In 2009, there was a second contest for a newer logo (pictured). This was a step to make all the Wiktionaries to have the same logo on all projects. However, the English Wiktionary still did not use the new logo. The Simple English Wiktionary voted on the new logo on November 30, 2010 and the community decided the new logo to become their logo.[3] However, no changes were made to the logo and the discussion was thus forgotten.

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