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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 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, 19 October 2017 (UTC)
Language Language (local) Wiki Good Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Files
1 English English en 28050 136432 3307475 54 2179281 559 1188
2 German Deutsch de 16007 68050 1039990 13 24576 168 705
3 Persian فارسی fa 8488 19626 92152 1 6128 25 23
4 Italian Italiano it 7158 29255 530278 5 16115 44 0
5 French Français fr 6910 21179 375988 5 21708 59 49
6 Polish Polski pl 5163 7226 72853 1 5074 22 0
7 Russian Русский ru 4880 21847 236635 4 17766 111 9002
8 Dutch Nederlands nl 3656 11577 123827 5 7236 20 0
9 Portuguese Português pt 3606 7518 122018 3 7601 30 0
10 Spanish Español es 2385 8614 135972 6 11628 36 0
11 Chinese 中文 zh 2241 11279 88435 4 5428 43 76
12 Hebrew עברית he 2006 12587 184841 1 3570 20 113
13 Finnish Suomi fi 1767 3851 49816 1 521 11 0
14 Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 1607 3666 35068 0 3164 13 0
15 Swedish Svenska sv 1514 10415 79968 3 5802 12 0
16 Greek Ελληνικά el 1326 2478 21240 1 2071 9 1
17 Romanian Română ro 875 2539 19931 0 1531 6 1
18 Ukrainian Українська uk 636 1662 17348 2 2595 14 4
19 Hindi हिन्दी hi 59 203 2310 2 109 20 0

Grand Total[edit]

Articles Total Edits Admins Users Files
98 334 380 004 6 536 145 111 2 321 904 11 162

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.