List of wikis

This article contains a list of notable wikis, which are websites that use wiki software, allowing users to collaboratively edit content and view old versions of the content. These websites use several different wiki software packages.


Name Focus Notes Entries License Internet directory Initially pre-populated with information about many different websites. Uses MediaWiki software, but now largely with Ruby on Rails 17,611,146 GFDL and CC BY-SA
ArchWiki Computers — Linux Wiki about Arch Linux and various software for it. 3,704 GNU Free Documentation License 1.3 or later
Appropedia Poverty reduction, international development Creative Commons license
Astrodatabank Encyclopedic Astrological wiki project, with birth details for notable people of the world. 48,296
Baidu Baike Encyclopedic/Simplified Chinese Simplified Chinese encyclopedia 14,310,000 Copyrighted Encyclopedic/Simplified Chinese Simplified Chinese encyclopedia 15,180,000 Copyrighted
Brilliant Math/Science Written at the reading and comprehension level of an advanced high school student. Wiki pages are reviewed before they are put up.
Base de datos Encyclopedic/Spanish Spanish language encyclopedia, with own wiki software. 13,518 Copyrighted/Other
Catawiki Catalogues Originally in Dutch, with English version. Collectors specific for comics, coins, stamps, trading cards, board games, model cars, model trains, bank notes, books, watches, Disney memorabilia, clocks and other. 200,000
Citizendium Encyclopedic Requires writers to use real names rather than usernames; guided by expert input while allowing edits from the general public 17,258 CC BY-SA 3.0
Conservapedia Encyclopedic Information and articles are written from a Conservative Christian viewpoint aimed at correcting the alleged liberal bias of Wikipedia. 51,493 Copyrighted (free use)
Copyright Evidence Copyright studies Exists to inform public debate and policy development on copyright related issues based on categorising empirical studies. Funded and maintained by CREATe at the University of Glasgow. 2,980
Choral Public Domain Library (CPDL) Music Wiki library of free typeset musical scores 40,888 Public domain, CPDL Licence, C.C. Licences, Copyrighted (free use)
DavisWiki Place – Davis, California City wiki dedicated solely to Davis; at one point the largest city wiki 15,593 CC BY 3.0
Diplopedia Government – Diplomacy Encyclopedia of the U.S. Department of State collecting items related to international relations and diplomacy
EcuRed Cuban perspective on global issues, in Spanish Run by Cuba's Youth Computer Club, an affiliate of the Communist Youth Union 19,482 CC BY-NC-SA.
Enciclopedia Libre Universal en Español Encyclopedic/Spanish Spanish language fork of Wikipedia 47,281 CC BY-SA 3.0
Encyclopedia of Mathematics Mathematics MediaWiki using MathJax extension 16,211 CC BY-SA 3.0
Encyclopedia Dramatica Parody of Internet memes Parody-themed wiki 14,972 Fair use
Everipedia Encyclopedic 6,000,000 CC BY-SA 4.0
Fallout Wiki Fiction/Gaming – Fallout series Wiki about the Fallout video game series. Ongoing merger with "Nukapedia" (Fandom) and "The Vault" (Curse/Gamepedia). 44,000 CC BY-SA
Family History Research Wiki Genealogy research Reference information and research guidance. In 11 languages. 82,857 CC BY-SA 3.0 US Pop culture and media franchises Wiki hosting service, formerly known as Wikia. It is a collection of many encyclopedias, each focusing on different subjects. at least 55,000,000 CC BY-SA 3.0
Fanlore Fandom Fandom and transformative works, with a focus on fannish history and activities. Powered by MediaWiki. 60,753 CC BY-NC 3.0 US Reference – Food and Cooking Creative Commons structured wiki about foods, recipes, and other culinary information. CC BY
La Frikipedia Parody of encyclopedia Spanish language parody of Wikipedia. 11,159 GFDL
Fringepedia Fiction – Fringe, related 'fringe science' topics Powered by MediaWiki. 6,759 CC BY-NC-SA Gardening Meant as a "complete plant and garden wiki encyclopedia" 22,005 CC BY-SA
GCpedia Government — Canada Internal Government of Canada Wiki
Gentoo Wiki Computers — Linux Wiki about Gentoo Linux and various software for it. 8,085 CC-BY-SA-4.0
GeoNames Places Geographical database that links specific names with unique features
GitLab wikis Mainly computer software program documentation
Glottopedia Linguistics – Multilingual A Wiki on linguistics and languages 3,223
Heraldry of the World Encyclopedic – Multilingual A wiki dealing with non personal heraldry 139,558
Heroes Wiki Fiction – Heroes Articles about the TV show Heroes.
Hitchwiki Encyclopedic – Multilingual a database on hitchhiking that includes an interactive world map showing the best and worst places to catch a ride. 3,467 in English and about 2,000 more in 16 different languages.
Intellipedia Government – Intelligence Three non-accessible wikis running on networks that link the U.S. intelligence community
International Music Score Library Project Music Wiki library of public domain musical scores 14,800 GFDL
Internet Movie Firearms Database (IMFDb) Firearm usage in Film, Television and Videogames Runs on MediaWiki 27,723
JurisPedia Government – Law Multi-lingual academic encyclopedia, including Arabic, Chinese (Simplified Chinese), English, French, German and Spanish CC BY-NC
Know Your Meme Fiction – website and video series 28,105
Lostpedia Fiction – Lost Articles about episodes, characters, themes, etc. in the television show. 7,456 CC BY-NC-ND
LyricWiki Music – Lyrics Listing of lyrics by album 1,737,000 Mostly copyrighted. CC BY-SA for minority of content.
MeatballWiki Communities – Online communities 5,213 Copyrighted
Memory Alpha Fiction – Star Trek Contains canon-only material 52,447 CC BY-NC 4.0
Metapedia Encyclopedia White nationalist and extreme right-wing online encyclopedia. 87,521 (Hungarian Language version) Unknown
Microsoft Docs Microsoft Technical Documentation Microsoft Learn
MyWikiBiz Misc – Business directory Allows people and enterprises to write about themselves 9,093 GFDL and other
Namuwiki Encyclopedic/Korean 602,837 CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 KR
Nintendo Independent Wiki Alliance (NIWA) Games – Nintendo Multi-language network of independently hosted wikis for various video game franchises, primarily those created by Nintendo. 280,000+ across 36 wikis Various: "Member wikis of NIWA are not bound by a single license."
nLab Mathematics, physics, and philosophy wiki For research-level notes, expositions and collaborative work, including original research, especially from the n-categorical point of view. 18,098 No formal license. Freely reusable if source acknowledged.
IAEA Nuclear Wiki Nuclear physics
OpenStreetMap Places – Maps Uses GPS, aerial photography and other free sources of images to create a map of the world ODbL 1.0
OpenWetWare Science – Biology Promotes sharing and dissemination of knowledge related to biological research CC BY-SA
PCGamingWiki Games – PC games Aims to provide fixes and information on all PC games 45,508 CC NC-SA 3.0
PlanetMath Misc – Mathematics Free wiki-style mathematical encyclopedia
Proteopedia Science – Chemistry A 3D encyclopedia of proteins and other molecules 191,915 Copyrighted
PsychonautWiki Psychonautics Information for different psychoactive substances and psychonaut experiences. 1,662 Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International
RationalWiki Encyclopedic Information and articles are written from a liberal, skeptical and secular point of view as a response to Conservapedia 7,434 CC BY-SA 3.0
Rangjung Yeshe Wiki Himalayan Buddhism, Tibetan Dictionary Tibetan-English Dictionary, Buddhist Glossaries, Biographies of Buddhist Teachers, and Resources 23,721 CC BY-NC-SA / GFDL
Rosetta Code Computers — computer code Powered by MediaWiki 2,045 GFDL 1.2
Scholarpedia Encyclopedic Written exclusively by professionals focusing on their field of expertise; subject to peer review 1,812 Copyrighted
School wiki Encyclopedic Written by students and teachers of Kerala; subject to peer review 30,997 CC
SCP Foundation Fiction — horror, science fiction, urban fantasy Fictional secret organization documented by the collaborative writing wiki project of the same name 15,000 CC BY-SA 3.0
Sensei's Library Misc – Go (game) WikiWiki Web site running on GoWiki, a custom wiki based on PhpWiki. 18,200 OPL
SKYbrary Aviation safety information Runs on MediaWiki.
SNPedia Science – Biology Database of research and information about single-nucleotide polymorphisms, including medical consequences for people who have DNA info about themselves 100,000 CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
Stadtwiki Karlsruhe Encyclopedic Multilingual city wiki for Karlsruhe 21,157 CC BY-NC-SA
Supernatural Wiki Fiction – Supernatural The wiki for the hit TV show Supernatural 4,224
TermWiki Words in different languages Social learning network built around terms and questions in 75 languages. 1,417,806
Travellerspoint Places – Travel Social networking site dedicated to sharing stories and recommendations about travel 8,578 CC BY-SA 3.0
TV Tropes Encyclopedic Focuses on documenting tropes in various media 551,245 CC BY-NC-SA
UK LGBT Archive LGBT history, United Kingdom Building towards a comprehensive history of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) life in the United Kingdom. Previously the LGBT History Project. Runs on MediaWiki. 4,001 CC BY-SA 3.0
Uncyclopedia Satire – Parody Satirical encyclopedia dedicated to parody, notably parodying Wikipedia. Has 2 "official" English versions due to a split. 36,500 CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Veropedia selected English Wikipedia articles A free, advertising-supported Internet encyclopedia project
Vienna History Wiki History of the city of Vienna, Austria. The main content of the wiki are persons, buildings, topographical objects (streets, parks, waters, districts...), organisations, events and other items (such as special German expressions used in Vienna) 185,636 CC BY-NC-ND
WikiAnswers General knowledge Compiles answers to questions posed 11,265,000 Copyrighted
WikiArt Art, paintings Project aims to create high-quality, complete and well-structured online repository of fine art. 75,000 Public domain artworks
Wikibooks General – textbooks Wikimedia project 115,200 CC BY-SA/other
Wikidata Wikimedia project 106,596,665 items CC0, CC BY-SA
WikiEducator Open educational resources Open educational resources which anyone may use, adapt, and share 24,985 CC BY-SA and CC BY
WikEM Emergency Medicine Rapid reference for practical point-of-care clinical knowledge with a popular linked point-of-care phone application. Intended for clinicians only and not directly for patients. 4,515 CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
(including WikiFeet Men)
Foot fetishism Directory of pictures of celebrities' feet
WikiFur Furry fandom 36,000 CC BY-SA and GDFL
wikiHow How-to articles A wiki how-to manual 166,386 CC BY-NC-SA 3.0
WikiIslam Criticism of Islam 824 CC BY-NC 3.0
Wikimapia Places – Map Combines Google Maps with a wiki system for polygonally defined areas; currently supports 35 languages 13,300,000 CC BY-NC-SA
Wikimedia Commons Misc – Electronic media repository of free electronic media; a Wikimedia project 96,936,435 file pages CC BY-SA and some other free licenses
Wikinews General – News Collaborative news service, a Wikimedia project 1,746,080 article pages CC BY
Wikipedia Encyclopedic Multilingual Wikimedia project that uses MediaWiki 61,690,963 article pages CC BY-SA 3.0 for text (July 15, 2009–now). Files have various licenses. Dual license under GFDL and CC BY-SA 3.0 for text (November 1, 2008 – July 15, 2009). GFDL for text (–November 1, 2008).
Wiki Police [1] Encyclopedia of Police Force
Wikiquote Reference – Quotations Quote repository; a Wikimedia project 303,765 article pages CC BY-SA
WikiShia Shi'a Islam Online encyclopedia focusing on Shi'a, the second major denomination in Islam. It has articles in 8 languages. Persian has the most articles which is more than 3500. 3,922 in English Unknown
Wikisource Reference – Primary sources Digital library of free content textual sources; a Wikimedia project 5,803,166 article pages CC BY-SA
Wikispecies Science – Biology Directory of species; a Wikimedia project 848,632 article pages GFDL and CC BY-SA
Wikitravel Places – Travel Travel guide using Wikimedia's software, but unconnected to the Wikimedia Foundation (which hosts Wikivoyage). 20 supported languages 62,345 CC BY-SA 3.0
WikiTree Genealogy Free global family tree using MediaWiki software, but unconnected to the Wikimedia Foundation. 11,148,296 Unknown
Wikiversity General – Self-directed learning Supports free learning communities, projects, materials, and learners; a Wikimedia project CC BY-SA 3.0
Wikivoyage Places – Travel Multilingual travel guide of the Wikimedia Foundation. 132,839 article pages CC BY-SA 3.0
WikiWikiWeb Computer programming, specifically design patterns World's oldest wiki (began circa 1995) 34,997 GPL
Wiktionary Multilingual dictionary Online dictionary; a Wikimedia project 36,069,750 articles pages CC BY-SA 3.0
Wookieepedia Fiction – Star Wars Science fiction encyclopedia 161,254 CC BY-SA
Wowpedia / WoWWiki Gaming – Warcraft Contains in-universe material 168,466 (Wowpedia); 105,351 (WoWWiki) CC BY-SA 3.0

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