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Simple English Wikipedia is a free encyclopedia. It is written by lots of people together. The website is a wiki. This means anyone (you included) can change any page. Just click the edit this page link. You can do this on any page that is not protected.

Wikipedia started in January, 2001 and there are over 3,000,000 articles overall, including 1,124 in Simple English. More than half the pages are in languages other than English. Every day hundreds of people from around the world make thousands of changes and create lots of new articles.

Everything that is written on the site is covered by the GNU Free Documentation License. Pages that you write remain your property and the copyleft licensing ensures that people will always be able to use and reproduce the content. See copyrights for more information.

Note: Wikipedia contains content that some people think is mean, vulgar or bad. See the content disclaimer for more information.

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  • Useful, pages to help if you are editing here
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  • Simple GFDL, a translation that is not finished of the GFDL into simple English.