Wikivoyage

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Wikivoyage is the multilingual travel guide that anyone can edit.

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

LanguagesEdit

There are 25 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
23 2020-12-15 Esperanto eo
24 2021-01-19 Turkish tr
25 2022-03-24 Shan shn

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

These statistics are updated four times a day. See commons:Data:Wikipedia statistics/data.tab for the date/time of last update.
Language Wiki Articles All pages Edits Admins Users Active users Files
1 English en 31,662 165,552 4,569,345 42 2,278,692 474 1,774
2 German de 20,045 100,390 1,485,916 12 47,977 108 716
3 Polish pl 12,687 15,148 134,190 2 14,059 36 0
4 Italian it 10,998 39,459 762,733 6 32,692 42 0
5 Persian fa 8,675 28,693 118,097 2 14,028 22 24
6 French fr 8,331 24,829 517,805 6 48,197 48 77
7 Russian ru 6,515 31,416 541,767 5 34,989 79 14,119
8 Chinese zh 5,335 23,674 186,356 5 15,608 37 181
9 Dutch nl 4,247 12,480 144,473 4 15,344 24 0
10 Portuguese pt 3,968 9,637 135,572 1 15,620 15 0
11 Spanish es 3,076 10,930 193,665 2 26,215 36 0
12 Hebrew he 2,429 15,910 251,205 2 9,747 18 123
13 Vietnamese vi 1,911 61,085 108,587 2 9,850 14 0
14 Finnish fi 1,789 3,921 56,520 1 2,747 8 0
15 Swedish sv 1,532 10,579 89,230 3 11,087 12 0
16 Greek el 1,426 2,746 26,198 1 4,604 8 1
17 Esperanto eo 1,079 3,131 50,142 1 693 7 0
18 Ukrainian uk 1,013 3,018 33,890 2 6,143 14 5
19 Bangla bn 985 2,834 25,651 2 2,811 9 0
20 Romanian ro 910 2,682 21,209 1 2,941 6 0
21 Japanese ja 810 3,435 31,098 2 2,583 17 0
22 Turkish tr 414 2,351 11,845 2 1,184 12 0
23 Pashto ps 317 898 6,764 1 668 1 0
24 Shan shn 142 1,703 6,117 1 263 6 0
25 Hindi hi 109 547 6,882 1 1,743 3 0
Totals Articles All pages Edits Admins Users Active users Files
All active Wikivoyages 130,405 577,048 9,515,257 109 2,600,485 1,056 17,020

Listings Wikidata integrationEdit

  • English Wikivoyage: 26,128 listings with a Wikidata identifier property
  • French Wikivoyage: 15,334 listings with a Wikidata identifier property, 18571 listings with a Wikipedia identifier property
  • Russian Wikivoyage: 4,396 listings with a Wikidata identifier property
  • German Wikivoyage: 3,506 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.

GalleryEdit

Gallery Voyager[Enter]

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