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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.

Currently going on

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 เยอรมัน de
2 2007-12-10 อิตาลี it
3 2012-09-23 อังกฤษ en
4 2012-09-29 ดัตช์ nl
5 2012-10-03 ฝรั่งเศส fr
6 2012-10-06 สวีเดน sv
7 2012-10-18 รัสเซีย ru
8 2013-01-07 สเปน es
9 โปรตุเกส pt
10 2013-02-06 โปแลนด์ pl
11 โรมาเนีย ro
12 2013-03-21 ฮิบรู he
13 ยูเครน uk
14 2013-05-17 กรีก el
15 2013-08-11 เวียดนาม vi
16 2014-01-15 จีน zh
17 2014-10-02 เปอร์เซีย fa
18 2016-11-30 ฟินแลนด์ fi
19 2017-09-25 ฮินดี hi
20 2018-06-07 บังกลา bn
21 พัชโต ps
22 2020-08-27 ญี่ปุ่น ja
23 2020-12-15 เอสเปรันโต eo
24 2021-01-19 ตุรกี tr
25 2022-03-24 ไทใหญ่ 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 อังกฤษ en 32,505 171,255 4,859,598 36 2,305,091 563 1,816
2 เยอรมัน de 20,317 105,598 1,599,350 14 51,480 127 724
3 โปแลนด์ pl 13,100 15,608 142,186 3 15,680 34 0
4 อิตาลี it 11,946 42,163 820,927 6 35,514 85 0
5 ฝรั่งเศส fr 8,866 25,789 564,453 5 51,161 67 90
6 เปอร์เซีย fa 8,797 30,350 122,267 3 15,421 18 24
7 รัสเซีย ru 6,694 33,939 664,417 5 37,953 68 15,955
8 จีน zh 5,499 24,258 194,318 6 17,265 35 219
9 ดัตช์ nl 4,272 12,536 147,825 4 16,340 17 0
10 โปรตุเกส pt 3,997 10,676 139,466 1 17,353 16 0
11 สเปน es 3,274 11,853 212,736 2 28,491 44 0
12 ฮิบรู he 2,447 16,222 259,576 2 10,602 13 125
13 เวียดนาม vi 1,934 61,226 110,095 1 11,026 14 0
14 ฟินแลนด์ fi 1,792 3,927 56,850 1 3,070 12 0
15 สวีเดน sv 1,573 10,672 92,218 3 11,797 10 0
16 กรีก el 1,439 2,771 27,141 1 5,170 11 1
17 ญี่ปุ่น ja 1,309 5,118 46,116 3 3,871 42 0
18 เอสเปรันโต eo 1,273 3,403 53,107 2 1,007 13 0
19 ยูเครน uk 1,023 3,088 35,246 1 6,952 15 5
20 บังกลา bn 961 3,386 33,154 3 3,611 17 0
21 โรมาเนีย ro 914 2,702 21,683 2 3,339 6 0
22 ตุรกี tr 450 2,932 13,668 3 1,786 11 0
23 พัชโต ps 319 911 6,872 1 835 3 0
24 ไทใหญ่ shn 176 2,002 7,577 2 486 5 0
25 ฮินดี hi 131 649 7,838 1 2,053 4 0
Totals Articles All pages Edits Admins Users Active users Files
All active Wikivoyages 135,008 603,034 10,238,684 111 2,657,354 1,250 18,959

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.

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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