How often do you refer to encyclopedia – the book, to know more about things? Just like your book has pages full of information about things, humans would like to know about, Wikipedia also has a collection of all information, that anyone would like to know about, but on the internet.
Wikipedia is derived from the combination of Hawaiin word wiki(meaning quick) plus encyclopedia.
Wikipedia founders Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger launched it on January 15, 2001. A network of volunteers, sometimes known as “Wikipedians”, make contributions to the online encyclopedia for collecting information.