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The French Wikipedia (French: Wikipédia francophone, Wikipédia en français) is the French-language edition of the free online encyclopediaWikipedia. This edition was started in March 2001, and has about 1,455,000 articles as of December 2013, making it the fourth-largest Wikipedia overall, after the English-language, Dutch-language, and German-language editions. It was also the third edition, after the English Wikipedia and German Wikipedia, to exceed 1 million encyclopedia articles. In 2008, the French encyclopaedia, Quid, canceled its 2008 edition, citing falling sales on competition from the encyclopedia.