Detail of the Wiktionary main page. All major wiktionaries are listed by number of articles.
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SloganThe Free Dictionary
Type of siteOnline dictionary
Available language(s)Multilingual
OwnerWikimedia Foundation
Created byJimmy Wales and the Wikimedia community
LaunchedDecember 12, 2002
Alexa rank 782 (June 2016)[1]
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 June 2016, it has over 24,000 articles (or entries), over 16,000 users and 4 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 with 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 use it as their logo.[3] However, no changes were made to the logo and the discussion was thus forgotten.


  1. "Wiktionary.org Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2016-06-06.
  2. Special:Statistics - Wiktionary - Retrieved on May 10, 2015.
  3. New Wiktionary Logo vote - Simple English Wiktionary - Retrieved April 20, 2011

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