Ënnerscheeder tëscht Wikipedia, Wikimedia, MediaWiki, a Wiki

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See also: Manual:FAQ#How do I install an existing wiki, like Wikipedia or Wiktionary?

Sidd Dir verluer tëscht de Begrëffer MediaWiki, Wikimedia, Wikipedia a Wiki?

Nach ëmmer verluer? Kuckt d'Kaart vun der "Welt vu Wikipedia".


The word "wiki", pronounced /ˈwɪki/ or WIK-ee, is a Hawaiian word meaning "quick".

A wiki is a type of website whose contents can be edited from the web browser, and which keeps a version history for each editable page. Wikis are often, but not always, editable by any visitor to the site.

  • wiki (as an adjective), "the wiki way", and the antonym un-wiki are also used to describe the community-oriented philosophy that goes with such a system (e.g. "that's not a very wiki way of doing things").
  • Wiki (with a capital 'W') is an incorrect term, although it has sometimes been used to refer to either Wikipedia or the Portland Pattern Repository (also known as WikiWikiWeb), which was the first wiki to be created.
  • Wiki Software a Wiki Engine si Begrëffer déi Referenz op Deeler vu Software maachen déi wiki Internetsite funktionéieren dinn. Et gëtt verschiddenen Type vu Wiki Software; déi eng si ganz einfach, anerer hunn erweidert Funktionalitéiten.

Kuckt och: Wikipedia-Artikel iwwer "wiki software" (op Englesch).

"Fir méi eng "komplett" Beschreiwung kuckt op Wikipedia de Begrëff "Wiki"."


Wikimedia is the collective name for the Wikimedia movement, revolving around a group of inter-related projects, including Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikiquote and others, which aim to use the collaborative power of the Internet, and the wiki concept, to create and share free knowledge of all kinds.

  • The term Wikimedia servers is often used, referring to the computer hardware on which all Wikimedia projects are hosted.
  • Wikimedia Foundation is a non-profit organization headquartered in San Francisco that runs the Wikimedia projects and the MediaWiki software.

Wikimedia Deutschland, Wikimedia Russia etc. are the names of dozens of local chapters of enthusiasts of Wikimedia projects. They are independent of the Wikimedia Foundation and the Wikimedia projects. Wikimedia, depending on the context and locale, is often incorrectly used as a short name for the Wikimedia projects, or a chapter, or the Wikimedia Foundation (the latter can happen also on this wiki).

  • The Wikimedia Meta-Wiki, commonly referred to as Meta, is the wiki used to discuss issues which affect all Wikimedia projects. See also: Meta:About.


Wikipedia is a Wikimedia project that is a global, free and multilingual internet encyclopedia. It is the oldest and largest Wikimedia project, founded in 2001 predating the Wikimedia Foundation itself, which was founded in 2003. Wikipedia is often described as a wiki, but it is in fact a collection of over 200 wikis, one for each language, all running on the MediaWiki software.


MediaWiki ass d'Software. Dëse spezielle Wiki-Programm gëtt vu Wikipedia an anere Wikimedia-Projete benotzt. Si ass fräi disponibel fir Anerer fir de Gebrauch (a si däerf verännert ginn) a si gëtt op ville verschiddene Site vu vill verschiddene Projete rondrëm d'Welt benotzt.

This site, mediawiki.org, is intended for information about MediaWiki and related software.

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