Note: This page describes what Wikipedia and the Simple English Wikipedia is about for new users, and is not a Wikipedia article. There are article pages about Wikipedia and the Simple English Wikipedia. The Simple English Wikipedia is a free encyclopedia for people who are learning English.What is wikipedia's meaning?
It is " open content ". This means anyone can copy it, and make changes to it if they follow the rules for copying or editing. Wikipedia is owned by an American organization, the Wikimedia Foundation, which is in San Francisco, California . Wikipedia's name is a portmanteau of two words, wiki and encyclopedia.What is English?
English is the most widely spoken language in the United States and is the common language used by the federal government, to the extent that all laws and compulsory education are practiced in English.When was Wikipedia started?
Wikipedia was started on January 10, 2001 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger as part of an earlier Internet encyclopedia named Nupedia. On January 15, 2001, Wikipedia became a separate website of its own. It is a wiki that runs using the software MediaWiki (like all other Wikimedia projects).