|Type of site||Internet encyclopedia project|
|Created by||Armenian wiki community|
|Launched||9 July 2003|
The Armenian Wikipedia was created in February 2003, as Հայերեն Վիքիփեդիա, but started developing from 2005 onwards. Name was changed to Հայերեն Վիքիպեդիա on 5 April 2012.
In February 2013, it had more than 44,000 articles and more than 212,500 pages. The same date, it had around 21,500 registered contributors including 8 administrators.
With present content, it is listed in List of Wikipedias by article count in the 20,000+ category.
The Armenian language used is predominantly in Eastern Armenian. However, Armenian Wikipedia is inclusive and has a set of articles of interest in Western Armenian predominantly used in the Armenian diaspora.
Some articles have both Eastern and Western Armenian separate versions with the Eastern Armenian version referring to the Western Armenian version on top right of the article and vice versa. Articles in Western Armenian are also distinctly categorized here / Category: Wikipedia Articles in Western Armenian.
The Armenian Wikipedia was originally named Վիքիփեդիա, but was renamed Վիքիպեդիա in early 2012 after discussion, with a key change of the Armenian letter "p" from "փ" to "պ" with the new version of the name being more representative of the proper pronunciation of Wikipedia in Eastern Armenian, effectively the official Armenian language used in Armenia. The discussion was done in two phases The change was effected on 5 April 2012.