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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 Ñe'ẽ Ñe'ẽ jehaimbyky
1 2006-12-10 alemán de
2 2007-12-10 italiano it
3 2012-09-23 inglés en
4 2012-09-29 neerlandés nl
5 2012-10-03 francés fr
6 2012-10-06 sueco sv
7 2012-10-18 ruso ru
8 2013-01-07 español es
9 portugués pt
10 2013-02-06 polaco pl
11 rumano ro
12 2013-03-21 hebreo he
13 ucraniano uk
14 2013-05-17 griego el
15 2013-08-11 vietnamita vi
16 2014-01-15 chino zh
17 2014-10-02 persa fa
18 2016-11-30 finés fi
19 2017-09-25 hindi hi
20 2018-06-07 bengalí bn
21 pastún ps
22 2020-08-27 japonés ja
23 2020-12-15 esperanto eo
24 2021-01-19 turco 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.

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 31 684 165 598 4 570 562 42 2 278 792 484 1774
2 German de 20 043 100 406 1 486 435 12 47 990 106 716
3 Polish pl 12 687 15 150 134 218 2 14 066 36 0
4 Italian it 11 008 39 470 762 914 6 32 699 42 0
5 Persian fa 8677 28 700 118 118 2 14 033 19 24
6 French fr 8332 24 832 517 889 6 48 207 49 77
7 Russian ru 6516 31 422 542 675 5 35 000 79 14 124
8 Chinese zh 5335 23 677 186 390 5 15 616 37 181
9 Dutch nl 4247 12 480 144 483 4 15 350 24 0
10 Portuguese pt 3970 9640 135 587 1 15 622 15 0
11 Spanish es 3076 10 932 193 694 2 26 224 33 0
12 Hebrew he 2429 15 910 251 205 2 9751 16 123
13 Vietnamese vi 1912 61 086 108 613 2 9853 14 0
14 Finnish fi 1789 3921 56 520 1 2747 7 0
15 Swedish sv 1532 10 583 89 497 3 11 128 12 0
16 Greek el 1426 2746 26 199 1 4605 9 1
17 Esperanto eo 1079 3131 50 142 1 694 6 0
18 Ukrainian uk 1013 3018 33 894 2 6149 14 5
19 Bangla bn 985 2834 25 654 2 2813 10 0
20 Romanian ro 910 2683 21 211 1 2941 6 0
21 Japanese ja 813 3438 31 136 2 2585 18 0
22 Turkish tr 414 2351 11 849 2 1185 14 0
23 Pashto ps 317 898 6764 1 668 1 0
24 Shan shn 142 1708 6125 1 265 7 0
25 Hindi hi 109 547 6896 1 1744 4 0
Totals Articles All pages Edits Admins Users Active users Files
All active Wikivoyages 130 445 577 161 9 518 670 109 2 600 727 1062 17 025

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: 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.

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.

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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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