Wikiscipfæreld

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Outdated translations are marked like this.

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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


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Wikivoyage is the multi-lingual 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.)


Forums

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 list

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

Currently going on

A new Wikivoyage logo was selected in 2013. Please replace any references to the old one.

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Are any of the activities above actually still current?

Spræca

Þǣr sind nū 24 spræc fandunga Wikiscipfæreldes:

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

Date

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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

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.

Statistics


  • Statistics at 12:04, 23 September 2021 (UTC)
Language Language (local) Wiki Good Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Files
1 English English en 30399 158337 4293358 50 2258672 383 1700
2 German Deutsch de 19506 94810 1396272 13 44175 127 711
3 Polish Polski pl 12263 14650 113211 3 11979 25 0
4 Italian Italiano it 10093 37233 715195 6 29225 59 0
5 Persian فارسی fa 8611 27488 114600 2 13103 23 24
6 French Français fr 7939 23930 494129 7 44477 41 63
7 Russian Русский ru 6345 27524 459214 5 32181 117 10822
8 Chinese 中文 zh 5108 22968 173654 5 14063 44 156
9 Portuguese Português pt 3846 8238 132079 3 13878 17 0
10 Dutch Nederlands nl 3784 11876 138664 7 13358 20 0
11 Spanish Español es 2873 10658 181720 3 23588 63 0
12 Hebrew עברית he 2383 15336 245670 2 8923 12 123
13 Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 1881 60510 101086 1 8509 22 0
14 Finnish Suomi fi 1787 3910 55848 1 2536 11 0
15 Swedish Svenska sv 1524 10525 85456 3 9879 9 0
16 Greek Ελληνικά el 1423 2727 25551 2 4229 11 1
17 Esperanto Esperanto eo 1043 2978 47447 1 464 12 0
18 Ukrainian Українська uk 967 2838 31505 4 5502 14 5
19 Romanian Română ro 908 2650 20823 1 2715 4 1
20 Bengali বাংলা bn 874 2542 21422 2 2181 15 0
21 Japanese 日本語 ja 450 2608 24986 2 1653 18 0
22 Turkish Türkçe tr 341 1346 6879 2 668 17 0
23 Pashto پښتو ps 317 887 6695 1 585 3 0
24 Hindi हिन्दी hi 107 500 6527 1 1560 7 0

Grand Total

Articles Total Edits Admins Users Files
124,772 547,069 8,891,991 127 2,548,103 13,606

Listings Wikidata integration

  • 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 Association

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.

Hū leornie ic mā?

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.

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Undertrametas

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

Proposal

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

Challenges

  • 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.