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Vietnamese Wikipedia

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Main page of the Vietnamese Wikipedia in March 2021
Type of site
Internet encyclopedia project
Available inVietnamese
HeadquartersMiami, Florida
OwnerWikimedia Foundation
LaunchedNovember 2002; 21 years ago (2002-11)

The Vietnamese Wikipedia (Vietnamese: Wikipedia tiếng Việt) is the Vietnamese-language edition of Wikipedia, a free, publicly editable, online encyclopedia supported by the Wikimedia Foundation. Like the rest of Wikipedia, its content is created and accessed using the MediaWiki wiki software.


As of June 2024, it has about 1,294,000 articles.[1] It is the fifth-largest Wikipedia in a non-European language, as well as the third-largest for a language which is official in only one country. In contrast to the English Wikipedia, the Vietnamese Wikipedia allows bots to create articles:[2][non-primary source needed] as of 2019, 63% of its articles had been generated in this way.[3][non-primary source needed]


The Vietnamese Wikipedia initially went online in November 2002, with a front page and an article about the Internet Society. The project received little attention and did not begin to receive significant contributions until it was "restarted" in October 2003[4] and the newer, Unicode-capable MediaWiki software was installed soon after.

By August 2008, the Vietnamese Wikipedia had grown to more than 50,000 articles—of these, approximately 432 of were created by bots.[5][non-primary source needed] By the time the project reached 100,000 articles on September 12, 2009, bot-generated articles made up around 5% of its corpus.[6][non-primary source needed] Stubs on the wiki number in the hundreds of thousands, including most of the bot-generated articles.

An experimental Wikipedia edition in the obsolete chữ Nôm script began in October 2006 at the Wikimedia Incubator.[7] It was deleted in April 2010.[8][non-primary source needed]

The Vietnam Wikimedians User Group supports the development of the Vietnamese Wikipedia and other Vietnamese-language Wikimedia projects. It gained formal recognition as a Wikimedia user group on 28 August 2018.[9][non-primary source needed]

The wiki reached the 500,000-article milestone on 28 September 2012, and the 1,000,000-article milestone on 15 June 2014.


The Vietnamese Wikipedia uses AVIM, an input method that allows users to type Vietnamese text using popular input methods, such as Telex, VNI, and VIQR, selectable from the sidebar.


Several Vietnamese newspapers have reported on vandalism committed by users on the wiki, mainly on articles about celebrities.[10][11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Vietnamese Wikipedia" (in Vietnamese). vi.wikipedia.org. 2014-07-28. Retrieved 2012-05-05.
  2. ^ "Bản mẫu:NUMBEROFBOTARTICLES", Wikipedia tiếng Việt (in Vietnamese), 2013-09-08, retrieved 2021-05-17
  3. ^ "Wikipedia Statistics - Bot article creations only". Stats.wikimedia.org. Retrieved 2015-08-25.
  4. ^ Zachte, Erik (2008-07-18). "Wikipedia Statistics Vietnamese". Wikimedia Statistics. Wikimedia Foundation. Retrieved 2008-10-28.
  5. ^ Data compiled using Escaladix's created articles list and a list of bots at the Vietnamese Wikipedia.
  6. ^ "Wikipedia:Robot". Bách khoa toàn thư mở Wikipedia (in Vietnamese). Wikimedia Foundation. 2009-09-14. Retrieved 2009-09-14.
  7. ^ "History of Wp/vi-nom". Wikimedia Incubator. Wikimedia Foundation. Retrieved August 28, 2016.
  8. ^ "Incubator:Requests for deletions/Archive". Wikimedia Incubator. Wikimedia Foundation. Retrieved August 28, 2016.
  9. ^ "Recognition Wikimedians of Vietnam Wikimedians User Group". Wikimedia Meta-Wiki. Wikimedia Foundation. 28 August 2018. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Wikipedia tiếng Việt thành bị nhiều người "rảnh nhảm" phá hoại". YAN News. 2016-01-26. Archived from the original on 2021-06-04. Retrieved 2020-12-13.
  11. ^ "Wikipedia Việt bị nhiều người chỉnh sửa thiếu ý thức". 2016-12-25.

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