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Wikivoyage is the travel guide anyone can edit. After a period of beta starting 10 November 2012, we formally launched on Wikimedia Foundation servers on 15 January 2013.

Wikivoyage brings 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. We look forward to continuing 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.)

Contents


LoungeEdit

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

Mailing listEdit

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

Currently going onEdit

Monthly reports from the various language versions can be found on the Summit page.

LanguagesEdit

There are currently 21 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

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, 27 May 2019 (UTC)
Language Language (local) Wiki Good Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Files
1 English English en 29134 147365 3784703 49 2214326 503 1395
2 German Deutsch de 16785 80257 1198617 15 35361 158 667
3 Persian فارسی fa 8540 24232 105205 2 10313 28 23
4 Polish Polski pl 7797 9993 89311 2 8360 35 0
5 Italian Italiano it 7749 31469 593838 6 22775 76 0
6 French Français fr 7493 22478 450374 6 35248 61 51
7 Russian Русский ru 5656 24610 310221 5 24965 94 9840
8 Chinese 中文 zh 4054 17768 130349 6 10822 43 103
9 Dutch Nederlands nl 3685 11657 132988 7 10217 26 0
10 Portuguese Português pt 3627 7760 128822 4 10772 14 0
11 Spanish Español es 2524 9357 151897 3 18093 36 0
12 Hebrew עברית he 2068 13230 206746 2 7216 18 121
13 Finnish Suomi fi 1777 3862 54821 1 2037 13 0
14 Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 1622 3741 37056 1 5669 12 0
15 Swedish Svenska sv 1520 10449 82726 2 7495 11 0
16 Greek Ελληνικά el 1401 2667 23707 2 3387 10 1
17 Romanian Română ro 909 2598 20163 1 2257 6 1
18 Ukrainian Українська uk 824 2444 24596 3 4292 32 4
19 Bengali বাংলা bn 559 1386 12992 1 982 12 0
20 Pashto پښتو ps 314 862 6485 1 327 2 0
21 Hindi हिन्दी hi 100 463 5802 1 1123 9 0

Grand TotalEdit

Articles Total Edits Admins Users Files
108,138 428,648 7,551,419 120 2,436,037 12,206


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. Applied to become a Wikimedia thematic organization and 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.