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15. 200 Languages and Counting > Links Between Languages

Interwiki links or interlanguage links are links to an article on the same topic in another language version of Wikipedia. These special links display in the left-hand sidebar under Languages, as first mentioned in Chapter 3 (“The Omnipresent Sidebar” on The Omnipresent Sidebar). These links to other-language Wikipedias appear under the native spelling of the language (such as Français) and are ordered by the two- or three-letter code for that language (such as fr or ja). Clicking the link takes you to the appropriate article in the other-language Wikipedia.

Any page, not just articles, can be interwikied. For instance, if you have a user page in Russian as well as English, you can add an interwiki link to the Russian version of your page on your English-language user page, and vice versa. Many help and community pages exist in multiple languages and are linked to one another in this way. These links can be very helpful if you want to find an equivalent project or policy in another language; for instance, if you want to find spoken articles in German, simply go to the English Spoken Wikipedia project, which has an interwiki link to the German-language Wikipedia page, WikiProjekt Gesprochene Wikipedia.


  

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