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The associated page is used by the MediaWiki software to add and remove interwiki link prefixes (such as [[w:blah]] to "blah" on Wikipedia). Any Meta-Wiki administrator can edit the interwiki map. It is synced to the Wikimedia cluster every few weeks. Please post comments to the appropriate section (Proposed additions, Proposed removals, Requests for updates, Troubleshooting, or Other discussions); read the boxes at the top of each for an explanation. Completed requests are moved to the archives.
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Proposed additions[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg The Interwiki Map exists to allow a more efficient syntax for linking between wikis, and thus promote the cooperation and proliferation of wikis and free content.

This section is for proposing a new interwiki link prefix. Interwiki prefixes should be reserved for websites that would be useful on a significant number of pages ({{LinkSummary}} can help). Websites useful only to a few pages should be linked to with the usual external link syntax. Please don't propose additions of sites with too few pages or that contain copyright infringing content, such as YouTube. As a guide, sites considered for inclusion should probably

  1. provide clear and relevant use to the Wikimedia projects, including the purpose of the site
  2. be trusted not to encourage spam links being added to the Wikimedia projects
  3. be free content (under a Commons-acceptable license)
  4. be a wiki
  5. have reasonable amounts of content
  6. not contain malware

Add new entries at the bottom of the section. When requesting a new prefix, please explain why it would be useful keeping the above in mind. Admins, please allow consensus to form (or at least no objections to be raised over a period of a few days) before adding new entries, as once added they are hard to remove from the many copies around the world.

Requests for removal should be submitted on the talk page in the removals section and will be decided on by a Meta admin.



I'm pretty surprised that I didn't see this here already: OmegaWiki is a good and extensive non-WMF wiki with incoming links. I think we should support it thought the map. —Justin (koavf)TCM 17:06, 11 January 2017 (UTC)

There are about 600+ links, though some by same person in user space, and others in multi-language translations. Either way there looks to be a general acceptance by the community that linking to the site is reasonable, and if that is the case, then our making it easier, and more resilient to change also sounds reasonable. Anyone see downsides to the interwiki?  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:19, 31 January 2017 (UTC)
Nope. I like the idea. In fact, there was a "Multilingual Wiktionary" project on Incubator that was trying to move in that direction, but in the end there was no need for it, because OmegaWiki already exists. StevenJ81 (talk) 03:19, 9 February 2017 (UTC)
Actually it is intended to move it to our servers and integrate it into Wikidata/Wiktionary someday. --Vogone (talk) 03:27, 9 February 2017 (UTC)
That's stretching a point; right now it seems like an open proposal, nothing more. StevenJ81 (talk) 03:46, 9 February 2017 (UTC)
It only lacks implementation, there is very clear consensus to move forward and OmegaWiki itself already decided to make the way free for the move. It may be true that it still is going to be rejected despite the consensus, but the intent to move cannot be denied. --Vogone (talk) 14:35, 10 February 2017 (UTC)

Final thoughts?  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:09, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: Seems uncontroversial to me. —Justin (koavf)TCM 05:14, 15 June 2017 (UTC)

Can someone please add this? —Justin (koavf)TCM 09:04, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Support Support it is basically a superior version of the Wiktionary, and contains a lot more languages. --Donald Trung (Talk 🤳🏻) (My global lock 😒🌏🔒) (My global unlock 😄🌏🔓) 10:35, 29 October 2017 (UTC)



Bonjour! uMap is one of the largest multilangual online map service that use layers / opensource / OpenStreetMap. We use it a lot within Wiki pages, not only in English or French, but also in other languages. It would be awesome to have an Interwiki created for uMap. Especially right now, since we're organising the Canadian Contribution Month!! Thank you in advance. Best regards, Benoit Rochon (talk) 17:24, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

I support this. Amqui (talk) 02:46, 7 September 2017 (UTC)
Can you give some examples of the urls in use and how they are stable. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:24, 7 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment Comment At the moment system tells me ... COIBot> 154 records; Top 10 wikis where has been added: w:fr (31), w:de (16), w:en (15), m (8), w:tr (8), w:es (6), www.mediawiki (6), w:ar (5), w:ca (4), de.wikivoyage (4).

The community is using uMap a lot. I'm the president Wikimedia Canada and we use uMap layers very often, since many years. We would like to have an interwiki for$1 ... This is just common sense. Thank you to make this happen. Best regards. Benoit Rochon (talk) 03:19, 8 September 2017 (UTC)

@Девочка Енота: The request was to have example urls and demonstration that they are stable. That is still a requirement for us to place an interwiki.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:07, 9 September 2017 (UTC)
Hello billinghurst & Девочка Енота, I use the uMap at least twice a year for Wikimedia contests :
I use uMap for the past 5 years and URLs$1 are stable and multilingual. Best regards, Benoit Rochon (talk) 13:34, 24 January 2018 (UTC)[edit]

Link:$1 prefix:regio:

  1. provide clear and relevant use to the Wikimedia projects, including the purpose of the site: it is a special wiki for topics, that dont merit a separate Wikipedia article in but are appropriate for a wiki with more localized content and viewers. So serveral articles are used to be exported to from Sometimes articles are re-imported to, when topics have been gaining in importance.
    Many wiki-newbies start working in and then change to is suported by WMAT (Wikimedia Austria) as a partner project of WMAT
  2. be trusted not to encourage spam links being added to the Wikimedia projects: It is a private wiki, that requires user registration before any edit is permitted. Registration is done by sysops and requires application via email;
  3. be free content (under a Commons-acceptable license): Source of files and pics is simply WikiCommons, see e.g. most used files on;
  4. be a wiki: yes;
  5. have reasonable amounts of content: lots of content already with 25,743,616 hits (!); see main side (german), among others;
  6. not contain malware: of course not.

Thanks a lot, --Agruwie (talk) 22:26, 29 November 2017 (UTC)[edit]

Link:$1 prefix:dashboard:

  1. tool developped by WMF.
  2. stable link :$1
  3. easy to use prefix : [[:dashboard:]] /or/ [[:wmfdashboard:]]
  4. provide clear and relevant use to the Wikimedia projects.
  5. relevant for edit-a-thons, organizers, users, stats, etc.
  6. allow to create "Enroll" buttons using an non external link.

Proposed removals[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg This section is for proposing that a prefix be disabled; please add new entries at the bottom of the section. Remember to explain why it should be disabled, particularly in view of the difficulty involved in correcting any use of the prefix (to generate a list of pages to fix: toollabs:pirsquared/iw.php). Completed requests are marked with {{done}} or {{not done}} and moved to the archives.

Requests for updates[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg This section is for requesting update for an existing interwiki. This could be needed if your site's URL has changed. Please add new entries at the bottom of the section.

DMOZ and DMOZS[edit]

The DMOZ community is now live at so please replace instances of "" (a static mirror) with "" (a live fork that continues the project). —Justin (koavf)TCM 21:35, 3 December 2017 (UTC)


KomicaWiki have recently migrated from pukiwiki into mediawiki, consequently the URL format have also been updated from$1 into //$1 so please update accordingly.C933103 (talk) 12:05, 15 December 2017 (UTC)

It does seem that the update has broken the wikilinks, thought I should note that I could find only 3 usages of this interwiki on zhwiki whereas there was a fair amount of external linking that was pointing to that wiki or subdomains of that wiki. I will proceed with the update.Snowolf How can I help? 06:14, 23 January 2018 (UTC)
Also it looks like they have https support so I'll switch it to a // link rather than an http link. Snowolf How can I help? 06:26, 23 January 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Snowolf How can I help? 06:27, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

Twenty-two prefixes with URLs that redirect HTTP->HTTPS[edit]

As of now, it appears that there are a number of interwiki link prefixes for which the target URL uses HTTP and for which accessing the HTTP URL generates an HTTP 301 redirect to an HTTPS URL. I have listed details below regarding twenty-two of these prefixes. It would seem useful, if possible, to have these prefixes use HTTPS target URLs in order to provide increased privacy and security for users, in addition to reducing the number of HTTP redirects. Your attention to this issue is appreciated. Thanks.

--Elegie (talk) 05:33, 23 January 2018 (UTC)


Change to https:// —Justin (koavf)TCM 20:09, 27 January 2018 (UTC)


Symbol comment vote.svg This section is for comments related to problems or corrections with the interwiki map (such as incorrect syntax or entries not functioning). This is not the section to request that a prefix be disabled (see Proposed removals above).

Other discussions[edit]

Instructions to Meta-Wiki administrators[edit]

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