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First published in Multilingual Magazine, by Jeannette Stewart. If you want to translate this or other Multilingual articles, please click here.
Wikipedia is closing in on the landmark figure of 40 million articles spread across 292 language editions. It is one of the top most popular sites on the internet and looks to be its most visited reference resource. One aspect of its existence that is indisputable is that it is the product of a global volunteer community effort to create, edit and maintain content that is un-matched.