In a new feature, Wikipedia will bring English to Spanish.
The project, which is being funded by a US government grant, will launch with a series of articles from the Spanish language.
It will focus on the topics of “The Most Popular Website in the World”, “The World’s Most Famous People”, and “The 100 Greatest Artists”.
In a press release, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales said: “With the help of the Spanish government, we’re excited to bring this content to Spanish users.”
“As the most popular source for news, information and cultural content in the United States, Wikipedia is a natural fit for Spanish-speaking users.”
The site will include articles about movies, sports, music, video games, television, and more.
It’s a move that could be seen as a response to Spanish government policies that have been criticised by some commentators, including by former US President Barack Obama.
The Spanish government has recently started to loosen its restrictions on the English language, including the use of the term “gutsy” to describe foreigners.
“It is the only way to get Wikipedia to reflect Spanish culture and values, without being accused of anti-Spanish bias,” Wales said.
“The Spanish government is working with the Wikimedia Foundation, an organisation which helps support the free and open Internet, to make sure this kind of openness and diversity of language is maintained.”
This isn’t the first time the project has been supported by a grant.
It previously supported a project on the internet to track down and identify the most important people in the Spanish media industry.
This project was funded by the US government and aims to help researchers, journalists, and activists better understand how the Spanish-language media industry operates.