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Screenshot of Vikidia
URL (Main French language version)
Slogan The encyclopaedia for children (8-13 years) that everyone can improve.
Commercial? no
Type of site Wiki
Registration Optional
Available language(s) French, Spanish
Owner Mathias Damour
Created by All registered users can edit
Launched November 14, 2006
Current status Online

Vikidia is an online encyclopedia wiki for children, that runs on MediaWiki software. It is available in both French and Spanish. The site focuses on presenting articles readable by children from eight to thirteen years of age, as well as providing a resource for those learning Spanish and French.[1] It was inspired by Wikikids, but is independent of it.[2]



Mathias Damour, using the pseudonym Astimays, launched Vikidia on November 14, 2006. Soon after, on November 17, 2006, the site was made public.[3]

The site reached the threshold of one thousand articles in April 2007, two thousand in September 2007, and the 3500 in February 2008.


At its inception, Vikidia allowed both registered and non-registered IP accounts to edit the site. It is still the case.

All contributions are licensed under a CC-BY-SA and GNU Free Documentation License dual license.


Vikidia is currently run by 21 administrators.[4]

Educational Use

Vikidia encourages use in the classroom for school projects and research. Various schools in France, Belgium, and Quebec have involved Vikidia in their curriculums.[5]

See also


  1. "Vikidia:About." Vikidia. 25 May 2008. 25 July 2008 <>.
  2. "Wikis for children." one laptop per child. 3 May 2008. 25 July 2008 <>.
  3. article Luc Ihaddadène in Okapi, in June 2007
  4. Template:Fr : Statistiques de Vikidia
  5. Raymond, Jean-Luc. "Vikidia, a Wikipedia for children 8 to 13 years." Centre de Ressources des Espaces Publics Numériques de Wallonie 23 Sept. 2007. 25 July 2008 <>.

External links

fr:Vikidia ja:Vikidia pt:Vikidia simple:Vikidia

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