Hi Ed,

The information I think you're looking for is available via the API's sitematrix action:


The Wikimedia projects are typically referred to as "projects" (in the context of their content and contributors' day-to-day work) or "sites" (usually in the context of their technical infrastructure and operations).  A namespace is a concept used in MediaWiki to group pages by type at a high level.  Examples of namespaces include "Talk" for discussion pages about articles, or "File" for pages about uploaded media files.  See this page for a fuller discussion:



On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 6:53 PM Ed Hertzog <edhertzog@gmail.com> wrote:
I am looking to query the API to get back a list of all Wikimedia projects and, hopefully, some relevant metadata. 

My first question is, is 'namespace' the term used to describe a Wikimedia project? Also, is there a query I can use to do that? I'm having some issues finding that information in the documentation.

Thanks in advance,

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