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Performing a search on the Japanese Wikipedia is easy:


Now, I want to perform a search on all language versions of Wikipedia.

For instance when I search for Alain Pozzuoli, it must list the article in the French Wikipedia (actually the article does not exist in other wikipedias).

With Google I would use: https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Awikipedia.org+%s
But for privacy reasons I want to avoid that.
How to perform this search using a request to a Wikipedia/Wikimedia server?

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I don't think you can do that, without querying every single Wikipedia. – svick May 23 '13 at 12:22
@svick: It seems that no other answers are coming, so feel free to add this comment as an answer so that I can accept it. – nic May 23 '13 at 22:58
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If privacy is your only concern, I would suggest you use DuckDuckGo: a search engine that respects their users' privacy and that do not record any user information.

You can use a similar syntax to what you suggested:

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I guess it is the best solution until Wikipedia implements its own global search system. – nic Jul 1 '13 at 2:37

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