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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.)


Lounge[edit]

The Lounge is for general discussion of the Wikivoyage project and matters affecting more than one language version. Welcome!

Mailing list[edit]

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

Currently going on[edit]

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

Languages[edit]

There are currently 19 language versions of Wikivoyage:

Creation[edit]

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

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, and the queue of projects to be started there.

Statistics[edit]

  • Statistics at 12:00, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
Language Language (local) Wiki Good Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Files
1 English English en 28098 137024 3331538 54 2180712 547 1206
2 German Deutsch de 16038 68437 1046202 13 24934 158 706
3 Persian فارسی fa 8497 19822 92593 1 6303 24 23
4 Italian Italiano it 7168 29316 531911 5 16293 44 0
5 French Français fr 6956 21287 379211 5 22008 69 50
6 Polish Polski pl 5334 7404 73569 1 5156 29 0
7 Russian Русский ru 4896 21964 239029 4 17916 71 9047
8 Dutch Nederlands nl 3656 11582 123998 5 7301 15 0
9 Portuguese Português pt 3610 7568 122512 3 7688 21 0
10 Chinese 中文 zh 2406 11662 90181 4 5572 31 77
11 Spanish Español es 2391 8633 136296 6 11786 30 0
12 Hebrew עברית he 2010 12686 187600 1 3666 13 113
13 Finnish Suomi fi 1767 3851 49834 1 544 5 0
14 Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 1609 3670 35110 0 3202 5 0
15 Swedish Svenska sv 1514 10418 80069 3 5831 8 0
16 Greek Ελληνικά el 1330 2489 21270 1 2095 6 1
17 Romanian Română ro 875 2540 19932 0 1547 2 1
18 Ukrainian Українська uk 636 1669 17411 2 2623 12 4
19 Hindi हिन्दी hi 53 207 2326 2 153 9 0

Grand Total[edit]

Articles Total Edits Admins Users Files
98 844 382 229 6 580 592 111 2 325 330 11 228

Listings Wikidata integration[edit]

  • English Wikivoyage: 10670 listings with a Wikidata identifier property
  • French Wikivoyage: 10185 listings with a Wikidata identifier property, 11377 listings with a Wikipedia identifier property
  • Russian Wikivoyage: 3453 listings with a Wikidata identifier property
  • German Wikivoyage: 1348 listings with a Wikidata identifier property
  • Ukrainian: Wikipedia identifier property present in listing template, not counted
  • Greek, Spanish, Hebrew, Polish, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Vietnamese: No Wikidata property

... as of 2017, 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[edit]

The Wikivoyage Association used to host the Wikivoyage project. Applied to become a Wikimedia Thematic Organizations and approved on 3 May 2017. You can apply for membership to support the association and the Wikivoyage project.

How do I learn more?[edit]

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[edit]


Subpages[edit]

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.

Proposal[edit]

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