Wikilengua, the Web site for the usage, rules and style of Spanish promoted by the Fundacion del Español Urgente, in October received 1 million views and has now accumulated more than 50 million since its creation, the foundation said Tuesday.
The milestone "shows that the idea of creating an interactive site for language issues has its place on the Internet," Wikilengua coordinator Javier Bezos said.
Launched in January 2008, Wikilengua seeks to be a meeting place for all those interested in the Spanish language, built by its community and - with an essentially practical orientation - where people can share their doubts and frequent difficulties with the language.
"No way is it a type of spokesman for what is established by the (Spanish) Language Academies," Bezos said.
Thanks to the collaboration of its nearly 10,000 registered users, Wikilengua currently has more than 40,000 pages of content.
The license for its content is held by Creative Commons, which also holds that of Wikipedia, although the Spanish language site's aim is different from that of the popular encyclopedia.
Bezos says that it not only offers objective data, like Wikipedia, but "also allows ... in the jargon of the Wikis, what is known as original research. That is, a person who has studied on his own the use of a word ... can contribute (that information) so that it may be at everyone's disposal." EFE