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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.)

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.

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Languages

There are 25 language versions of Wikivoyage.

Creation

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 нямецкая de
2 2007-12-10 італьянская it
3 2012-09-23 англійская en
4 2012-09-29 нідэрландская nl
5 2012-10-03 французская fr
6 2012-10-06 шведская sv
7 2012-10-18 руская ru
8 2013-01-07 іспанская es
9 партугальская pt
10 2013-02-06 польская pl
11 румынская ro
12 2013-03-21 іўрыт he
13 украінская uk
14 2013-05-17 грэчаская el
15 2013-08-11 в’етнамская vi
16 2014-01-15 кітайская zh
17 2014-10-02 фарсі fa
18 2016-11-30 фінская fi
19 2017-09-25 хіндзі hi
20 2018-06-07 бенгальская bn
21 пушту ps
22 2020-08-27 японская ja
23 2020-12-15 эсперанта eo
24 2021-01-19 турэцкая tr
25 2022-03-24 шан 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.

Statistics

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 31 673 165 655 4 571 909 42 2 278 927 484 1 774
2 German de 20 047 100 432 1 487 180 12 48 003 106 719
3 Polish pl 12 687 15 150 134 238 2 14 074 34 0
4 Italian it 11 009 39 473 763 200 6 32 709 44 0
5 Persian fa 8 677 28 705 118 142 2 14 037 19 24
6 French fr 8 334 24 837 517 950 6 48 219 49 77
7 Russian ru 6 515 31 424 543 623 5 35 008 75 14 127
8 Chinese zh 5 344 23 689 186 502 5 15 627 34 181
9 Dutch nl 4 247 12 480 144 489 4 15 353 23 0
10 Portuguese pt 3 970 9 641 135 593 1 15 625 17 0
11 Spanish es 3 076 10 932 193 718 2 26 230 33 0
12 Hebrew he 2 429 15 911 251 207 2 9 754 16 123
13 Vietnamese vi 1 913 61 088 108 655 2 9 861 15 0
14 Finnish fi 1 789 3 921 56 522 1 2 749 7 0
15 Swedish sv 1 532 10 583 89 500 3 11 130 12 0
16 Greek el 1 426 2 746 26 203 1 4 607 9 1
17 Esperanto eo 1 079 3 131 50 144 1 695 6 0
18 Ukrainian uk 1 013 3 018 33 896 2 6 151 13 5
19 Bangla bn 985 2 836 25 658 2 2 815 10 0
20 Romanian ro 910 2 682 21 212 1 2 942 6 0
21 Japanese ja 833 3 472 31 333 2 2 597 18 0
22 Turkish tr 414 2 351 11 852 2 1 186 14 0
23 Pashto ps 317 898 6 764 1 668 1 0
24 Shan shn 142 1 708 6 126 1 265 7 0
25 Hindi hi 109 548 6 914 1 1 745 4 0
Totals Articles All pages Edits Admins Users Active users Files
All active Wikivoyages 130 470 577 311 9 522 530 109 2 600 977 1 056 17 031
Tracked in Phabricator:
bug 40009

NOTE: Because of bugzilla:40009, the numbers shown in the above table may not reflect the real status of each wiki.

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 31 673 165 655 4 571 909 42 2 278 927 484 1 774
2 German de 20 047 100 432 1 487 180 12 48 003 106 719
3 Polish pl 12 687 15 150 134 238 2 14 074 34 0
4 Italian it 11 009 39 473 763 200 6 32 709 44 0
5 Persian fa 8 677 28 705 118 142 2 14 037 19 24
6 French fr 8 334 24 837 517 950 6 48 219 49 77
7 Russian ru 6 515 31 424 543 623 5 35 008 75 14 127
8 Chinese zh 5 344 23 689 186 502 5 15 627 34 181
9 Dutch nl 4 247 12 480 144 489 4 15 353 23 0
10 Portuguese pt 3 970 9 641 135 593 1 15 625 17 0
11 Spanish es 3 076 10 932 193 718 2 26 230 33 0
12 Hebrew he 2 429 15 911 251 207 2 9 754 16 123
13 Vietnamese vi 1 913 61 088 108 655 2 9 861 15 0
14 Finnish fi 1 789 3 921 56 522 1 2 749 7 0
15 Swedish sv 1 532 10 583 89 500 3 11 130 12 0
16 Greek el 1 426 2 746 26 203 1 4 607 9 1
17 Esperanto eo 1 079 3 131 50 144 1 695 6 0
18 Ukrainian uk 1 013 3 018 33 896 2 6 151 13 5
19 Bangla bn 985 2 836 25 658 2 2 815 10 0
20 Romanian ro 910 2 682 21 212 1 2 942 6 0
21 Japanese ja 833 3 472 31 333 2 2 597 18 0
22 Turkish tr 414 2 351 11 852 2 1 186 14 0
23 Pashto ps 317 898 6 764 1 668 1 0
24 Shan shn 142 1 708 6 126 1 265 7 0
25 Hindi hi 109 548 6 914 1 1 745 4 0
Totals Articles All pages Edits Admins Users Active users Files
All active Wikivoyages 130 470 577 311 9 522 530 109 2 600 977 1 056 17 031

Listings Wikidata integration

  • 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 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.

How do I learn more?

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.

Category

Subpages

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.

Gallery

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