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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.

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Languages

There are ᱒᱕ language versions of Wikivoyage.

Creation

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

ᱢᱟᱹᱦᱤᱛ ᱯᱟᱹᱨᱥᱤ Code
1 2006-12-10 ᱡᱟᱨᱢᱟᱱ de
2 2007-12-10 ᱤᱴᱟᱞᱤᱟᱱ it
3 2012-09-23 ᱟᱝᱜᱽᱨᱮᱡᱤ en
4 2012-09-29 Dutch nl
5 2012-10-03 ᱯᱷᱨᱮᱧᱪ fr
6 2012-10-06 Swedish sv
7 2012-10-18 ᱨᱩᱥᱤᱭᱟᱱ ru
8 2013-01-07 ᱮᱥᱯᱮᱱᱤᱥ es
9 ᱯᱩᱨᱛᱜᱟᱞᱤ 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 ᱪᱟᱭᱱᱤᱡᱽ 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 ᱡᱟᱯᱟᱱᱤ ja
23 2020-12-15 Esperanto eo
24 2021-01-19 Turkish 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 ᱓᱑,᱖᱑᱒ ᱑᱖᱕,᱔᱖᱕ ᱔,᱕᱖᱗,᱗᱓᱔ ᱔᱒ ᱒,᱒᱗᱘,᱕᱔᱖ ᱔᱗᱙ ᱑,᱗᱗᱔
2 German de ᱒᱐,᱐᱔᱓ ᱑᱐᱐,᱓᱕᱗ ᱑,᱔᱘᱕,᱒᱗᱔ ᱑᱒ ᱔᱗,᱙᱕᱕ ᱑᱐᱙ ᱗᱑᱖
3 Polish pl ᱑᱒,᱖᱘᱐ ᱑᱕,᱑᱔᱒ ᱑᱓᱔,᱑᱔᱐ ᱑᱔,᱐᱔᱘ ᱓᱘
4 Italian it ᱑᱐,᱙᱘᱓ ᱓᱙,᱔᱓᱘ ᱗᱖᱒,᱕᱑᱘ ᱓᱒,᱖᱘᱐ ᱔᱑
5 Persian fa ᱘,᱖᱗᱔ ᱒᱘,᱖᱘᱒ ᱑᱑᱘,᱐᱓᱙ ᱑᱔,᱐᱑᱘ ᱒᱖ ᱒᱔
6 French fr ᱘,᱓᱓᱑ ᱒᱔,᱘᱒᱗ ᱕᱑᱗,᱗᱔᱓ ᱔᱘,᱑᱘᱖ ᱔᱙ ᱗᱗
7 Russian ru ᱖,᱕᱑᱕ ᱓᱑,᱔᱑᱕ ᱕᱔᱐,᱙᱐᱗ ᱓᱔,᱙᱗᱘ ᱗᱘ ᱑᱔,᱑᱑᱙
8 Chinese zh ᱕,᱓᱓᱒ ᱒᱓,᱖᱖᱘ ᱑᱘᱖,᱒᱗᱙ ᱑᱕,᱖᱐᱑ ᱓᱖ ᱑᱘᱐
9 Dutch nl ᱔,᱒᱔᱗ ᱑᱒,᱔᱘᱐ ᱑᱔᱔,᱔᱕᱒ ᱑᱕,᱓᱔᱓ ᱒᱕
10 Portuguese pt ᱓,᱙᱖᱘ ᱙,᱖᱓᱓ ᱑᱓᱕,᱕᱕᱙ ᱑᱕,᱖᱑᱒ ᱑᱔
11 Spanish es ᱓,᱐᱗᱖ ᱑᱐,᱙᱓᱐ ᱑᱙᱓,᱖᱒᱕ ᱒᱖,᱒᱐᱕ ᱓᱗
12 Hebrew he ᱒,᱔᱒᱙ ᱑᱕,᱙᱐᱙ ᱒᱕᱑,᱒᱐᱑ ᱙,᱗᱔᱕ ᱑᱗ ᱑᱒᱓
13 Vietnamese vi ᱑,᱙᱑᱑ ᱖᱑,᱐᱘᱔ ᱑᱐᱘,᱕᱗᱘ ᱙,᱘᱓᱗ ᱑᱔
14 Finnish fi ᱑,᱗᱘᱙ ᱓,᱙᱒᱑ ᱕᱖,᱕᱑᱙ ᱒,᱗᱔᱗
15 Swedish sv ᱑,᱕᱓᱒ ᱑᱐,᱕᱗᱙ ᱘᱙,᱒᱒᱗ ᱑᱑,᱐᱘᱔ ᱑᱑
16 Greek el ᱑,᱔᱒᱖ ᱒,᱗᱔᱖ ᱒᱖,᱑᱙᱔ ᱔,᱖᱐᱒
17 Esperanto eo ᱑,᱐᱗᱗ ᱓,᱑᱒᱙ ᱕᱐,᱑᱓᱒ ᱖᱙᱓
18 Ukrainian uk ᱑,᱐᱑᱓ ᱓,᱐᱑᱘ ᱓᱓,᱘᱗᱖ ᱖,᱑᱔᱑ ᱑᱖
19 Bangla bn ᱙᱘᱕ ᱒,᱘᱓᱓ ᱒᱕,᱖᱑᱒ ᱒,᱘᱑᱐
20 Romanian ro ᱙᱑᱐ ᱒,᱖᱘᱒ ᱒᱑,᱒᱐᱗ ᱒,᱙᱓᱘
21 Japanese ja ᱘᱐᱓ ᱓,᱔᱐᱙ ᱓᱑,᱐᱒᱖ ᱒,᱕᱗᱘ ᱑᱕
22 Turkish tr ᱔᱑᱔ ᱒,᱓᱕᱑ ᱑᱑,᱘᱔᱑ ᱑,᱑᱘᱐ ᱑᱓
23 Pashto ps ᱓᱑᱗ ᱘᱙᱘ ᱖,᱗᱖᱔ ᱖᱖᱘
24 Shan shn ᱑᱔᱐ ᱑,᱖᱖᱗ ᱖,᱐᱖᱙ ᱒᱖᱓
25 Hindi hi ᱑᱐᱙ ᱕᱔᱗ ᱖,᱘᱗᱕ ᱑,᱗᱔᱓
Totals Articles All pages Edits Admins Users Active users Files
All active Wikivoyages ᱑᱓᱐,᱓᱑᱖ ᱕᱗᱖,᱘᱑᱐ ᱙,᱕᱑᱑,᱓᱙᱑ ᱑᱐᱙ ᱒,᱖᱐᱐,᱒᱐᱑ ᱑,᱐᱗᱑ ᱑᱗,᱐᱑᱙

Listings Wikidata integration

  • English Wikivoyage: ᱒᱖,᱑᱒᱘ listings with a Wikidata identifier property
  • French Wikivoyage: ᱑᱕,᱓᱓᱔ listings with a Wikidata identifier property, 18571 listings with a Wikipedia identifier property
  • Russian Wikivoyage: ᱔,᱓᱙᱖ listings with a Wikidata identifier property
  • German Wikivoyage: ᱓,᱕᱐᱖ listings with a Wikidata identifier property
  • Spanish Wikivoyage: ᱒᱐᱕ listings with a Wikidata identifier property
  • Chinese Wikivoyage: ᱑᱓᱕ 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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