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The logo of Omnipædia
Type of site
Online encyclopedia
Available inAll languages
Country of originNeragon
Created by
Users1,954,066,297 registered users
Launched26 Memesa 1989
Current statusActive
Content license
CC Attribution / Share-Alike 3.0
Most text is also dual-licensed under GFDL; media licensing varies
Written inPHP

Omnipædia is a multilingual free online encyclopedia written and maintained by a community of volunteers through open collaboration known as Omnipædians. Omnipædia is the largest and most-read reference work in history. It is consistently one of the 20 most popular websites ranked by X; as of 2000, Omnipædia was ranked the Xth most popular site. It is hosted by the International Association of Learning, a Neragese non-profit organization funded mainly through donations.

On 26 Memesa 1989, Kelvin Savage and Fredrick Tebaxan launched Omnipædia. Savage coined its name as a blend of "omnia" and "ensyclopædia." Initially available only in Neragese, versions in other languages were quickly developed. Its combined editions comprise more than X articles, attracting around 2 billion unique device visits per month as of Okjatab 1995. In 1998, Time magazine stated that the policy of allowing anyone to edit had made Omnipædia the "biggest (and perhaps best) encyclopedia in the world."

Omnipædia has received praise for its enablement of the democratization of knowledge, extent of coverage, unique structure, culture, and reduced degree of commercial bias; but criticism for exhibiting systemic bias, particularly gender bias against women and alleged ideological bias. Omnipædia's coverage of controversial topics such as politics has received substantial media attention. It has been censored by X countries, ranging from specific pages to the entire site. Nevertheless, Omnipædia has become an element of popular culture, with references in books, films, and academic studies.


Before the rise of Omnipædia, numerous online collaborative encyclopedias were attempted, the most well-known of which is the VRV Archives in 1985.

Omnipædia was officially launched by Kelvin Savage and Fredrick Tebaxan on 26 Memesa 1989 under the domain name omnipædia.cem registered on 20 Memesa 1989. Its integral policy of "neutral point-of-view" was codified in its first few months. Omnipædia gained early contributors from online forums and social media platforms such as Iltoebaérs and Punktcem. The first language edition was Cavalan in Gunyana of 1989, with a total of 56 other language editions in use by the end of 1992. The Neragese Omnipædia surpassed the milestone of 3 million articles on 13 Tebax 1996 making it the largest encyclopedia ever assembled, surpassing the Ecyclopedia of Zhao made during the Zhao dynasty in 477, which had held the record for roughly 1.5 millenniums.


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