Uikivoyage

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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.)

Lûn-tâm

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?

Gí-giân

There are 24 language versions of Wikivoyage.

Tshòng-tsō

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

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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 00:02, 24 January 2022 (UTC)
Language Language (local) Wiki Good Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Files
1 English English en 31133 161055 4370490 50 2263646 398 1738
2 German Deutsch de 19651 96400 1421846 13 45327 105 711
3 Polish Polski pl 12383 14778 114892 3 12705 31 0
4 Italian Italiano it 10347 37896 731334 6 30234 59 0
5 Persian فارسی fa 8641 27853 115567 2 13371 21 24
6 French Français fr 8062 24180 500926 6 45471 54 67
7 Russian Русский ru 6411 28024 482541 5 32713 62 11110
8 Chinese 中文 zh 5116 23102 176606 5 14457 37 163
9 Dutch Nederlands nl 4125 12321 142955 7 14012 26 0
10 Portuguese Português pt 3958 8896 133757 3 14553 16 0
11 Spanish Español es 2998 10784 186130 3 24394 86 0
12 Hebrew עברית he 2392 15788 249770 2 9119 15 123
13 Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 1870 60921 105575 1 9023 19 0
14 Finnish Suomi fi 1789 3915 56305 1 2607 5 0
15 Swedish Svenska sv 1524 10536 85698 3 10315 13 0
16 Greek Ελληνικά el 1422 2734 25772 2 4338 16 1
17 Esperanto Esperanto eo 1058 3064 48349 1 527 7 0
18 Ukrainian Українська uk 977 2888 31833 4 5658 23 5
19 Romanian Română ro 909 2664 20956 1 2778 9 1
20 Bengali বাংলা bn 898 2676 23661 2 2356 12 0
21 Japanese 日本語 ja 529 2780 26368 2 2014 19 0
22 Turkish Türkçe tr 345 1421 7114 1 813 10 0
23 Pashto پښتو ps 317 888 6714 1 615 2 0
24 Hindi हिन्दी hi 107 501 6564 1 1615 7 0

Grand Total

Articles Total Edits Admins Users Files
126,962 556,065 9,071,723 125 2,562,661 13,943

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.

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.

Luī-pia̍t

Tsú-ia̍h-bīn

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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