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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

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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 vokiečių de
2 2007-12-10 italų it
3 2012-09-23 anglų en
4 2012-09-29 olandų nl
5 2012-10-03 prancūzų fr
6 2012-10-06 švedų sv
7 2012-10-18 rusų ru
8 2013-01-07 ispanų es
9 portugalų pt
10 2013-02-06 lenkų pl
11 rumunų ro
12 2013-03-21 hebrajų he
13 ukrainiečių uk
14 2013-05-17 graikų el
15 2013-08-11 vietnamiečių vi
16 2014-01-15 kinų zh
17 2014-10-02 persų fa
18 2016-11-30 suomių fi
19 2017-09-25 hindi hi
20 2018-06-07 bengalų bn
21 puštūnų ps
22 2020-08-27 japonų ja
23 2020-12-15 esperanto eo
24 2021-01-19 turkų tr
25 2022-03-24 šan 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 31 786 166 425 4 607 459 38 2 281 686 516 1 779
2 German de 20 101 101 147 1 504 513 12 48 492 127 719
3 Polish pl 12 725 15 192 135 024 2 14 331 34 0
4 Italian it 11 081 39 802 768 322 6 33 005 48 0
5 Persian fa 8 668 28 832 118 550 3 14 178 20 24
6 French fr 8 355 24 923 519 796 6 48 577 46 84
7 Russian ru 6 540 31 655 558 023 5 35 234 76 14 276
8 Chinese zh 5 400 23 797 188 083 5 15 803 51 186
9 Dutch nl 4 251 12 490 144 673 4 15 471 15 0
10 Portuguese pt 3 975 9 761 136 089 1 15 797 20 0
11 Spanish es 3 093 10 977 195 122 2 26 501 41 0
12 Hebrew he 2 429 15 920 251 577 2 9 841 17 123
13 Vietnamese vi 1 917 61 104 108 877 2 10 015 11 0
14 Finnish fi 1 789 3 922 56 560 1 2 772 7 0
15 Swedish sv 1 533 10 598 89 823 3 11 223 10 0
16 Greek el 1 426 2 751 26 244 1 4 667 10 1
17 Esperanto eo 1 086 3 143 50 257 2 726 7 0
18 Ukrainian uk 1 013 3 021 33 967 2 6 230 17 5
19 Bangla bn 991 2 857 25 887 2 2 898 15 0
20 Romanian ro 910 2 685 21 293 1 2 978 6 0
21 Japanese ja 885 3 637 32 409 2 2 697 27 0
22 Turkish tr 419 2 361 11 940 3 1 250 14 0
23 Pashto ps 317 900 6 772 1 681 4 0
24 Shan shn 152 1 796 6 524 2 287 8 0
25 Hindi hi 116 557 7 102 1 1 781 7 0
Totals Articles All pages Edits Admins Users Active users Files
All active Wikivoyages 130 958 580 253 9 604 886 109 2 607 121 1 154 17 197

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.

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