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How can I use the Stack Exchange API for creating a site like Stack Overflow in another language?

I know there are similar questions but no clear answer. It says in the banner (ads) "use our API to build your own q&a platform". But how? I have looked at Stack Apps and Stack Exchange but couldn't find anything.

So for free or not can I create a site like Stack Overflow of my own? If yes how?

Note: I don't have to run it on my hardware.

And what has Stack Apps to do with this?

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see – Jeff Atwood Apr 2 '11 at 21:16
See this question – hitautodestruct Feb 14 '14 at 16:15

No you cannot. The API is for interacting with the existing sites. See area51 if you want to propose a new one.

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