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Wikivoyage is the multi-lingual travel guide that anyone can edit.

Gallery Voyager[Enter]

Matterhorn. sv en fr ru uk
Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay. en
Jura (Kanton). de
Berlin. es de en fr nl pt ru uk zh


Project logo: a red, green and blue arrows pointing different directions, similar to compass

Wikivoyage brought together the former Wikitravel community and content (in several languages), the German language Wikivoyage community, who had forked from Wikitravel in 2006, and the Italian Wikivoyage community, who had forked from Wikitravel in 2007, with the larger free content worldwide Wikimedia movement community. After a period of beta starting 10 November 2012, we formally launched on Wikimedia Foundation servers on 15 January 2013. We continue our always amazing travel guide writing experience with everyone! Thanks for supporting Wikivoyage!

Wikivoyage/Why? (Go ahead, click on that link and write there why we are here and not at Wikitravel. This story needs telling. And this is a wiki.)

ForumsEdit

The Lounge is for general discussion of the Wikivoyage project and matters affecting more than one language version.

The Summit page had monthly reports from the various language versions, but has been in abeyance since 2018.

Mailing listEdit

Join the Wikivoyage-l mailing list discussing technical and community matters by email.

Currently going onEdit

Are any of the activities above actually still current?

LanguagesEdit

There are 22 language versions of Wikivoyage.

CreationEdit

Languages created before 2013 forked from Wikitravel. Languages created during or after 2013 were approved from the Wikimedia Incubator.

Date Language Code
1 2006-12-10 German de
2 2007-12-10 Italian it
3 2012-09-23 English en
4 2012-09-29 Dutch nl
5 2012-10-03 French fr
6 2012-10-06 Swedish sv
7 2012-10-18 Russian ru
8 2013-01-07 Spanish es
9 Portuguese pt
10 2013-02-06 Polish pl
11 Romanian ro
12 2013-03-21 Hebrew he
13 Ukrainian uk
14 2013-05-17 Greek el
15 2013-08-11 Vietnamese vi
16 2014-01-15 Chinese zh
17 2014-10-02 Persian fa
18 2016-11-30 Finnish fi
19 2017-09-25 Hindi hi
20 2018-06-07 Bangla bn
21 Pashto ps
22 2020-08-27 Japanese ja

New language versions can be started on Wikimedia Incubator. If they grow large enough and develop a strong community there, they will be moved to their own subdomain. See the list of Wikivoyage projects on Incubator.

Note that Alemannic Wikivoyage is created using a custom namespace within Alemannic Wikipedia, see w:als:Buech:Raisefierer.

StatisticsEdit

  • Statistics at 00:00, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
Language Language (local) Wiki Good Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Files
1 English English en 30036 153039 4063467 47 2239214 453 1574
2 German Deutsch de 18894 89099 1316226 14 40595 127 691
3 Polish Polski pl 10460 12759 104823 2 9800 26 0
4 Italian Italiano it 9061 34372 661847 6 25826 58 0
5 Persian فارسی fa 8567 26449 111579 2 12261 21 23
6 French Français fr 7791 23358 474514 6 41282 51 55
7 Russian Русский ru 6216 26414 389084 5 29194 94 10329
8 Chinese 中文 zh 5050 22229 160357 6 12924 38 131
9 Dutch Nederlands nl 3707 11727 136135 7 11357 15 0
10 Portuguese Português pt 3648 7849 129972 3 11914 16 0
11 Spanish Español es 2631 9814 163721 2 20820 44 0
12 Hebrew עברית he 2276 14835 234007 2 8317 23 122
13 Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 1850 57367 95671 1 6753 12 0
14 Finnish Suomi fi 1786 3891 55413 1 2311 9 0
15 Swedish Svenska sv 1523 10494 84409 3 8174 8 0
16 Greek Ελληνικά el 1417 2724 24897 2 3873 11 1
17 Romanian Română ro 906 2631 20629 1 2550 8 1
18 Ukrainian Українська uk 905 2739 27004 2 4895 12 5
19 Bengali বাংলা bn 849 2060 17095 2 1688 13 0
20 Pashto پښتو ps 315 877 6610 1 483 4 0
21 Hindi हिन्दी hi 104 483 6336 1 1383 8 0
22 Japanese 日本語 ja 43 1276 10819 3 348 52 0

Grand TotalEdit

Articles Total Edits Admins Users Files
118,035 516,486 8,294,615 119 2,495,962 12,932

Listings Wikidata integrationEdit

  • English Wikivoyage: 26128 listings with a Wikidata identifier property
  • French Wikivoyage: 15334 listings with a Wikidata identifier property, 18571 listings with a Wikipedia identifier property
  • Russian Wikivoyage: 4396 listings with a Wikidata identifier property
  • German Wikivoyage: 3506 listings with a Wikidata identifier property
  • Spanish Wikivoyage: 205 listings with a Wikidata identifier property
  • Chinese Wikivoyage: 135 listings with a Wikidata identifier property
  • Ukrainian: Wikipedia identifier property present in listing template, not counted
  • Greek, Hebrew, Polish, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Vietnamese: No Wikidata property

... as of 2018, counted with the Wikivoyage Listings tool.
Wikidata could be used to:

  • Cross-validate listing details,
  • Factorize listing details,
  • Fill missing listing details,
  • Easily add new listings to articles that have too few (what transvoyage does right now),
  • Generate static information pages for languages that have no Wikivoyage yet, such as Hindi or Korean,
  • And many other things, new mashups appear everyday with Wikidata.

While every Wikivoyage has their own preferences on how far to go with Wikidata, having Wikidata identifier properties in listings helps in all cases.

Wikivoyage AssociationEdit

The Wikivoyage Association used to host the Wikivoyage project. It applied to become a Wikimedia thematic organization and was approved on 3 May 2017. You can apply for membership to support the association and the Wikivoyage project.

How do I learn more?Edit

Start with these to find out more about our project:

  • Goals and non-goals: "Wikivoyage is a project to create a free, complete, up-to-date and reliable world-wide travel guide."
  • Lounge – Wikivoyage Lounge on Meta
  • Manual of style: Our Manual of style contains a collection of guidelines for giving our articles a good look and feel.
  • Welcome, Wikipedians: This article was written specially for people who are familiar with the free encyclopedia Wikipedia.
  • Wishlist: A roadmap for Wikivoyage's future.
  • Writing style.

CategoryEdit

SubpagesEdit

Because Meta is a vast and wild wiki, we maintain our Meta Wikivoyage specific pages as subpages (e.g., Wikivoyage/Somepage). This makes it obvious they are part of our project and makes it easy to find and update them. All our pages are in English with the exception that translations, when desired, may be created as language code subpages of the respective English page (e.g., in German: Wikivoyage/Somepage/de).

Expand the collapsable box below to see all Wikivoyage subpages. Alternatively, see the equivalent special page.

Subpages of Wikivoyage on Meta

ProposalEdit

The travel guide project proposal, formerly on this page, is archived in Wikivoyage/Archive/2012-11-16 and its talk page.

ChallengesEdit

  • Copy editing is relatively poor across the project, due to a high number of contributors writing in a language other than their native one.
  • As of 2020, Wikitravel remains a strong competitor to Wikivoyage (at least in English). Although its article quality is nearly uniformly inferior as a result of having almost no community of experienced editors, Wikitravel articles tend to outrank Wikivoyage articles in search results, reducing readership and garnering contributions from casual editors unaware of Wikivoyage.