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zThe Birth of WikipediaWikipedia was launched on January 15, 2001, by Jimmy Walesand Larry Sanger. Sanger coined its name as a portmanteau of"wiki" (the Hawaiian word for "quick") and "encyclopedia". Initiallyan English-language encyclopedia, versions of Wikipedia in otherlanguages were quickly developed. With 6 million articles, theEnglish Wikipedia is the largest of the more than 300 Wikipediaencyclopedias. Overall, Wikipedia comprises more than 51million articles attracting 1.5 billion unique visitors per month.Wikipedia was initially conceived as a feeder project for theWales-founded Nupedia, an earlier project to produce a freeonline encyclopedia, volunteered by Bomis, a web-advertisingfirm owned by Jimmy Wales, Tim Shell and Michael E. Davis.
zThe Goal of WikipediaWikipedia's purpose is to benefit readers by acting as anencyclopedia, a comprehensive written compendium thatcontains information on all branches of knowledge. The goal of a

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