The Hawaiian word “wiki” (a type of Web page designed so that its contents can be edited by anyone who accesses it) has been acknowledged by the Oxford English Dictionary as part of the English language.

“Words are included in the dictionary on the basis of the documentary evidence that we have collected about them. A while ago this evidence suggested that wiki was starting to make a name for itself,” John Simpson, the dictionary’s chief editor, said in a statement to Reuters. “We tracked it for several years, researched its origins and finally decided it was time to include it in the dictionary,” Simpson said.