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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 18 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

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, 25 September 2017 (UTC)
Language Language (local) Wiki Good Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Files
1 English English en 28011 136116 3283849 54 2178263 1409 1164
2 German Deutsch de 15978 67659 1036495 13 24288 506 704
3 Persian فارسی fa 8491 19483 91754 1 5994 122 23
4 Italian Italiano it 7138 29195 528885 5 15990 252 0
5 French Français fr 6861 21108 373563 5 21444 257 47
6 Polish Polski pl 5043 7102 72170 1 5015 132 0
7 Russian Русский ru 4829 21722 234068 4 17489 271 8987
8 Dutch Nederlands nl 3654 11574 123623 5 7197 135 0
9 Portuguese Português pt 3602 7463 121623 3 7520 118 0
10 Spanish Español es 2376 8593 135638 6 11540 160 0
11 Chinese 中文 zh 2132 11015 86912 4 5306 116 76
12 Hebrew עברית he 2003 12291 181253 1 3504 91 113
13 Finnish Suomi fi 1766 3842 49711 1 507 39 0
14 Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 1610 3673 35034 0 3136 69 0
15 Swedish Svenska sv 1514 10414 79890 3 5791 84 0
16 Greek Ελληνικά el 1324 2473 21217 1 2053 64 1
17 Romanian Română ro 875 2538 19925 0 1524 24 1
18 Ukrainian Українська uk 634 1653 17304 2 2574 47 4
19 Hindi हिन्दी hi 0 2 3 0 10 -1 0

Grand Total[edit]

Articles Total Edits Admins Users Files
97 841 377 916 6 492 917 109 2 319 145 11 120

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.