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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.

Statistics[edit]

  • Statistics at 12:01, 20 February 2018 (UTC)
Language Language (local) Wiki Good Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Files
1 English English en 28176 138648 3424296 55 2188575 822 1218
2 German Deutsch de 16123 70415 1071158 13 28131 250 709
3 Persian فارسی fa 8505 21344 97700 1 7805 35 23
4 Italian Italiano it 7303 29702 543329 5 18948 71 0
5 French Français fr 7057 21493 396455 5 24770 103 53
6 Polish Polski pl 5761 7834 74696 2 6866 32 0
7 Russian Русский ru 5048 22289 248350 4 19997 103 9099
8 Dutch Nederlands nl 3660 11604 125183 6 8813 25 0
9 Portuguese Português pt 3623 7684 123214 3 9465 21 0
10 Chinese 中文 zh 2510 12111 94979 4 8249 59 82
11 Spanish Español es 2423 8797 138535 6 14993 78 0
12 Hebrew עברית he 2047 12865 190818 1 5880 38 113
13 Finnish Suomi fi 1769 3817 54211 1 1755 8 0
14 Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 1609 3685 35058 0 4528 12 0
15 Swedish Svenska sv 1515 10429 80327 3 6879 10 0
16 Greek Ελληνικά el 1330 2491 21362 1 2864 8 1
17 Romanian Română ro 903 2583 19768 0 2051 6 1
18 Ukrainian Українська uk 717 1799 19601 4 3504 51 4
19 Hindi हिन्दी hi 77 309 4672 1 719 31 0

Grand Total[edit]

Articles Total Edits Admins Users Files
100,156 389,899 6,763,712 115 2,364,792 11,303


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.