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Millions of people all around the world use Wikipedia every day. Wikipedia is actually among the 5 most visited websites in the world. But not everyone knows that the free encyclopedia is written and maintained by volunteer contributors. Everyone can contribute their knowledge to Wikipedia!

Are you among those who think knowledge should be shared and be freely available for everyone? In that case, you have found like-minded people who do something about it! Wikimedia Norge is a non-profit organization that works to make knowledge free and available to everyone by supporting contributors to Wikipedia, by working with institutions and holding courses. Together we’re building some of the best encyclopedias in Norway. We write in Norwegian Bokmål and Nynorsk and Northern Sami, and some times in the more than 280 other wiki languages.

By describing the world we change it a little bit too. We’d love to have you with us!

Wikipedia is one of several Wikimedia projects. Examples of other large Wikimedia projects are Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata. Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects play a central part in Wikimedia Norge’s work.

Wikimedia Norge does not have editorial responsibility for Wikipedia in Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Northern Sami or any other language, or any other Wikimedia projects. We are an independent organization, but the Wikimedia Foundation in the U.S. (which runs the Wikimedia projects) have recognized us as a chapter. That means that Wikimedia Norge works nationally towards the same goal as the Wikimedia Foundation and 40 other chapters all around the world: Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge.

If you want to read more about Wikimedia Norge’s work, you can do so at our own wiki.