Wikiquote

Infobox Website
name = Wikiquote
favicon =



caption =
url = http://www.wikiquote.org/
commercial = No
type = Quotation repository
registration = Optional
owner = Wikimedia Foundation
author = Jimmy Wales and the Wikimedia Community
launch date =
language = Multilingual
current status = active
revenue =

Wikiquote is one of a family of wiki-based projects run by the Wikimedia Foundation, running on MediaWiki software. 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, films and proverbs, and to give details about them. Though there are many online collections of quotations, Wikiquote is distinguished by being among the few that provide an opportunity for visitors to contribute. [cite news
author = Gemma DeVinney | title = Wikiquote: Another source for quotes on the Web
url = http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/publications/eh/2007/070118.html
work = Electronic Highways
publisher = University of Buffalo Reporter
date = 18 January 2007 (v38 n19) | accessdate = 2007-04-21
] Wikiquote pages are cross-linked to articles about the notable personalities on Wikipedia. [cite news|url=http://www.dawn.com/weekly/science/archive/070127/science15.htm|title=It's all about Wikis|author=Hafsa Ahsan|date=2007-01-27|work=DAWN|publisher=DAWN Group of Newspapers]

Initially, the project was created solely in English. However, in July 2004, additional languages were added.

History

Multilingual cooperation

In July 2004, about 70 subdomains were set up. The following are parts of subdomains which had been created in July 2004.
* Afrikaans language: [http://af.wikiquote.org/ Wikiquote]
* Arabic language: [http://ar.wikiquote.org/ ويكي الاقتباس]
* Bulgarian language: [http://bg.wikiquote.org/ Уикицитат]
* Catalan language: [http://ca.wikiquote.org/ Viquidites]
* Chinese language: [http://zh.wikiquote.org/ 維基語錄]
* Danish language: [http://da.wikiquote.org/ Wikiquote]
* Dutch language: [http://nl.wikiquote.org/ Wikiquote]
* English language: [http://en.wikiquote.org/ Wikiquote]
* French language: [http://fr.wikiquote.org/ Wikiquote]
* German language: [http://de.wikiquote.org/ Wikiquote]
* Greek language: [http://el.wikiquote.org/ Βικιφθέγματα]
* Hindi language: [http://hi.wikiquote.org/ Wikiquote]
* Hebrew language: [http://he.wikiquote.org/ ויקיציטוט]
* Hungarian language: [http://hu.wikiquote.org Wikidézet]
* Italian language: [http://it.wikiquote.org/ Wikiquote]
* Japanese language: [http://ja.wikiquote.org/ ウィキクォート]
* Korean language: [http://ko.wikiquote.org/ 위키인용집]
* Latin language: [http://la.wikiquote.org/ Vicicitatio]
* Malayalam language: [http://ml.wikiquote.org/ മലയാളം Wikiquote]
* Marathi language: [http://mr.wikiquote.org/ Wikiquote]
* Punjabi language: [http://pa.wikiquote.org/ Wikiquote]
* Pushto language: [http://pa.wikiquote.org/ Wikiquote]
* Persian language: [http://fa.wikiquote.org/ ویکی‌گفتاورد]
* Polish language: [http://pl.wikiquote.org/ Wikicytaty]
* Portuguese language: [http://pt.wikiquote.org/ Wikiquote]
* Romanian language: [http://ro.wikiquote.org/ Wikicitat]
* Russian language: [http://ru.wikiquote.org/ Викицитатник]
* Spanish language: [http://es.wikiquote.org/ Wikiquote]
* Tamil language: [http://ta.wikiquote.org/ விக்கி மேற்கோள்]
* Telugu language: [http://te.wikiquote.org/ వికీవ్యాఖ్య]
* Thai language: [http://th.wikiquote.org/ วิกิคำคม]
* Turkish language: [http://tr.wikiquote.org/ Vikisöz]
* Urdu language: [http://ur.wikiquote.org/ Wikiquote]

As of August 25, 2007, eleven versions each have more than 2,000 articles. The largest Wikiquote is the English project with over 15,500 articlesFact|date=May 2008, followed closely by German, then the Polish, Italian, Slovak, Russian, Portuguese, Bosnian, Bulgarian and Slovenian versions. The French project, which was restarted in December 2006, has (as of August 25, 2007) 619. Forty-three language versions (including the largest seven) have 100 or more articles.Fact|date=August 2007

References

External links

* [http://www.wikiquote.org/ Main page]
* [http://artistquoteoftheday.wordpress.com/ Artist Daily Quote]


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