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Is there a way to download a list of all Wikipedia categories?

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migrated from superuser.com Jun 18 '11 at 11:29

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You can download the Wikpedia categories from here. Here is the latest categories in SQL format.

This is a duplicate of this SO question.

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This is really a general MediaWiki question, not a Wikipedia question, since there's nothing special about Wikipedia in this regard.

There is a stable, documented, way to obtain a list of all categories from a MediaWiki server. It is documented in the MediaWiki API documentation. You simply need to write, or obtain, a tool that makes use of this protocol.

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