Lát'ọwọ́ Wikipedia, ìwé ìmọ̀ ọ̀fẹ́

Explore Wikipedia's contents


Overviews of Wikipedia

An overview surveys what is covered in an area.

Other topic lists

Wikipedia has thousands more topic lists; some are even lists of other lists.

  • Lists – of related articles
  • Category:Lists – alphabetical list of lists
  • Outlines – subject overviews; structured lists that map out subjects

Two of the broadest list collections are:

Featured content

Featured content is the best Wikipedia has to offer, via vigorous peer review. Presented by type:


Books are collections of Wikipedia articles, that can be viewed, downloaded, or printed into a book.


Glossaries are lists of terms with definitions:

  • Glossaries – a list of glossaries arranged by subject
  • Category:Glossaries – glossaries in the category and subcategories, arranged alphabetically


A portal introduces the reader to a subject by presenting images, categories and excerpts of key articles. Portals also guide editing by providing to-do lists.


Timelines list articles chronologically. The top-level timelines and timeline sets are:

Alphabetical indexes

Categorical indexes

Wikipedia's category system is generated from category tags at the bottom of articles. The top-end pages are:

  • Categories – an index of major categories, arranged by subject – that section of the page is an exception to the category autogeneration rule, as it is crafted by hand
  • Category:Articles – the category in which all article category systems are located
  • Category:Categories – the highest level or "root" category in Wikipedia – its autogenerated entries are listed at the bottom of the page
  • Category:Contents – the category equivalent to this page
  • Category:Fundamental categories – the category containing the most fundamental ontological categories such that every article category system can reasonably be expected to be within it
  • Special:Categories – every category listed alphabetically

Wikipedia's other broad categorical indices are:

Spoken articles