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Project logo: a red, green and blue arrows pointing different directions, similar to compass

Wikivoyage is the travel guide anyone can edit. After a period of beta starting 10 November 2012, we formally launched on Wikimedia Foundation servers on 15 January 2013.

Wikivoyage brings 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. We look forward to continuing 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.)


Salongen

Salongen är för allmänna diskussioner om Wikivoyage-projektet och ämnen som rör fler än en språkversion. Välkommen!

Mailing list

Join the Wikivoyage-l mailing list discussing technical and community matters by email.

Currently going on

Monthly reports from the various language versions can be found on the Summit page.

Languages

There are currently 21 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 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

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 12:00, 13 August 2020 (UTC)
Language Language (local) Wiki Good Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Files
1 English English en 29953 152622 4046207 47 2237421 536 1576
2 German Deutsch de 18821 88633 1308688 14 40294 140 691
3 Polish Polski pl 10249 12545 104298 2 9686 26 0
4 Italian Italiano it 9015 34205 654943 6 25656 69 0
5 Persian فارسی fa 8559 26329 111135 2 12167 22 23
6 French Français fr 7779 23319 473485 6 40996 58 54
7 Russian Русский ru 6145 26236 382758 5 29059 69 10282
8 Chinese 中文 zh 5039 22133 159392 6 12824 36 126
9 Dutch Nederlands nl 3706 11725 136017 7 11263 17 0
10 Portuguese Português pt 3647 7831 129885 3 11833 12 0
11 Spanish Español es 2607 9772 162285 2 20636 54 0
12 Hebrew עברית he 2274 14685 231690 2 8254 20 120
13 Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 1850 57359 95594 1 6665 15 0
14 Finnish Suomi fi 1782 3882 55341 1 2294 11 0
15 Swedish Svenska sv 1523 10495 84307 3 8103 6 0
16 Greek Ελληνικά el 1417 2723 24851 2 3840 9 1
17 Romanian Română ro 907 2631 20613 1 2538 6 1
18 Ukrainian Українська uk 905 2732 26944 2 4859 9 5
19 Bengali বাংলা bn 828 2026 16757 2 1642 9 0
20 Pashto پښتو ps 315 877 6606 1 476 5 0
21 Hindi हिन्दी hi 104 483 6325 1 1362 4 0

Grand Total

Articles Total Edits Admins Users Files
117,425 513,243 8,238,121 116 2,491,868 12,879


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. Applied to become a Wikimedia thematic organization and 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


Undersidor

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

Förslag

The travel guide project proposal, formerly on this page, is archived in Wikivoyage/Archive/2012-11-16 and its talk page.