2000s (decade)

September 11 attacks Euro Iraq War War on Terror Social media 2008 Summer Olympics Financial crisis of 2007–2008 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami
From left, clockwise: The World Trade Center on fire and the Statue of Liberty during the 9/11 attacks; the euro enters into European currency in 2002; a statue of Saddam Hussein being toppled during the Iraq War; U.S. troops heading toward an army helicopter during the War on Terror; social media through the Internet spreads across the world; a Chinese soldier gazes at the 2008 Summer Olympics commencing; an economic crisis, the largest since the Great Depression, hits the world in 2008; a tsunami from the Indian Ocean following an earthquake kills over 250,000 on Boxing Day, 2004.
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The 2000s was a decade of the Gregorian calendar that began on January 1, 2000, and ended on December 31, 2009.

The growth of the Internet contributed to globalization during the decade, which allowed faster communication among people around the world. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

The economic growth of the 2000s had considerable social, environmental and mass extinction consequences, raised demand for diminishing energy resources, [6] [7] and was still vulnerable, as demonstrated by the financial crisis of 2007–08. [8]

Name for the decade

In the English-speaking world, a name for the decade was never universally accepted in the same manner as for decades such as the '80s, the '90s, etc. [9] [10] [11] Orthographically, the decade can be written as the "2000s" or the "'00s". Common suggestions for referring to this decade: "2000s", "Two-thousands", "Twenty Hundreds", "Twenty-ohs", "00s" (pronounced "Ohs", "Oh Ohs", "Double Ohs" or "Ooze"), the "Zeros", [10] [12] "the Aughts", "the Noughties", "the Aughties", "the Oughties". When the "20-" is dropped, the individual years within the decade are usually referred to as starting with an "oh", such as "oh-seven" to refer to the year 2007. During the 2000s decade, it was more common to hear years referred to starting with "two-thousand" than "twenty-oh". It may be becoming more common to refer to the individual years of the decade as "twenty-oh-seven" or "twenty-oh-eight" than it had been during the 2000s, although the "two thousand seven" pattern is still dominant.[ citation needed]

Other Languages
العربية: عقد 2000
aragonés: Anyos 2000
Bân-lâm-gú: 2000 nî-tāi
беларуская: 2000-я
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: 2000-я
bosanski: 2000-te
Чӑвашла: 2000-мĕш çулсем
Cebuano: Dekada 2000
čeština: 2000–2009
Cymraeg: 2000au
dansk: 2000'erne
davvisámegiella: 2000-lohku
Deutsch: 2000er
Ελληνικά: Δεκαετία 2000
emiliàn e rumagnòl: An 2000
эрзянь: 2000 це иеть
español: Años 2000
Esperanto: 2000-aj jaroj
Fiji Hindi: 2000–2009
føroyskt: 2000-árini
français: Années 2000
Gaeilge: 2000idí
Gàidhlig: 2000an
贛語: 2000年代
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: 2000 ngièn-thoi
한국어: 2000년대
hrvatski: 2000-ih
Bahasa Indonesia: 2000-an
interlingua: Annos 2000
Ирон: 2000-тæ
íslenska: 2001-2010
italiano: Anni 2000
Basa Jawa: 2000-an
ქართული: 2000-იანები
Kiswahili: Miaka ya 2000
Latina: Anni 2000
latviešu: 2000. gadi
Ligure: Anni 2000
la .lojban.: 200xymoi
македонски: 2000-ти
Bahasa Melayu: 2000-an
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: 2000 nièng-dâi
Nāhuatl: 2000 xiuhtin
Nederlands: 2000-2009
日本語: 2000年代
norsk nynorsk: 2000-åra
Nouormand: Annaées 2000
occitan: Ans 2000
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: 2000-lar
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: 2000 ਦਾ ਦਹਾਕਾ
português: Década de 2000
română: Anii 2000
Runa Simi: 2000 watakuna
русский: 2000-е годы
саха тыла: 2000-с
Sesotho sa Leboa: 2000s
shqip: Vitet 2000
sicilianu: Anni 2000
Simple English: 2000s
slovenščina: 2000.
српски / srpski: 2000-е
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: 2000–2009
Basa Sunda: 2000-an
தமிழ்: 2000கள்
татарча/tatarça: 2000-еллар
Türkçe: 2000'ler
Türkmençe: 2000–2009
українська: 2000-ні
Tiếng Việt: Thập niên 2000
ייִדיש: 2000ער
粵語: 2000年代
中文: 2000年代