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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, 28 June 2017 (UTC)
Language Language (local) Wiki Good Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Files
1 English English en 27875 134843 3228342 54 2174619 559 1134
2 German Deutsch de 15851 66080 1013180 13 23127 146 689
3 Persian فارسی fa 8485 18971 90197 1 5525 29 21
4 Italian Italiano it 7064 28867 518782 5 15452 53 0
5 French Français fr 6708 20835 362299 5 20141 63 47
6 Russian Русский ru 4677 14345 215555 4 16593 70 2050
7 Polish Polski pl 4672 6711 70982 1 4824 18 0
8 Dutch Nederlands nl 3645 11548 122867 5 7047 23 0
9 Portuguese Português pt 3569 7176 118232 3 7255 25 0
10 Spanish Español es 2347 8500 133668 6 11144 30 0
11 Chinese 中文 zh 2037 10486 80555 4 4911 33 76
12 Hebrew עברית he 2017 12221 174571 1 3247 15 113
13 Finnish Suomi fi 1759 3690 49069 1 417 7 0
14 Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 1599 3560 34704 0 3021 9 0
15 Swedish Svenska sv 1514 10405 79637 3 5705 8 0
16 Greek Ελληνικά el 1321 2464 21104 1 1981 4 1
17 Romanian Română ro 875 2536 19635 1 1479 3 1
18 Ukrainian Українська uk 626 1634 16890 0 2475 10 4

Grand Total[edit]

Articles Total Edits Admins Users Files
96 641 364 872 6 350 269 108 2 308 963 4 136

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.