Wikivoyage

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Wikivoyage is the multi-lingual travel guide that anyone can edit.

Wikivoyage brought 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. After a period of beta starting 10 November 2012, we formally launched on Wikimedia Foundation servers on 15 January 2013. We continue 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.)

Forums[edit]

The Lounge is for general discussion of the Wikivoyage project and matters affecting more than one language version.

The Summit page had monthly reports from the various language versions, but has been in abeyance since 2018.

Mailing list[edit]

Join the Wikivoyage-l mailing list discussing technical and community matters by email.

Currently going on[edit]

Are any of the activities above actually still current?

Languages[edit]

There are 25 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
20 2018-06-07 Bangla bn
21 Pashto ps
22 2020-08-27 Japanese ja
23 2020-12-15 Esperanto eo
24 2021-01-19 Turkish tr
25 2022-03-24 Shan shn

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.

Note that Alemannic Wikivoyage is created using a custom namespace within Alemannic Wikipedia, see w:als:Buech:Raisefierer.

Statistics[edit]

  • Statistics at 22:32, 29 June 2022 (UTC)
Language Language (local) Wiki Good Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Files
1 English English en 31379 163177 4469916 42 2270437 455 1762
2 German Deutsch de 19905 98551 1455522 12 46587 140 716
3 Polish Polski pl 12539 14960 119336 2 13458 26 0
4 Italian Italiano it 10692 38903 749518 6 31586 55 0
5 Persian فارسی fa 8653 28209 116866 2 13668 15 24
6 French Français fr 8177 24476 508981 6 46550 47 73
7 Russian Русский ru 6455 29040 505605 5 33329 72 11973
8 Chinese 中文 zh 5136 23266 180456 5 15048 40 177
9 Dutch Nederlands nl 4241 12459 143750 4 14774 19 0
10 Portuguese Português pt 3960 9311 134865 2 15137 17 0
11 Spanish Español es 3015 10838 189262 2 25223 25 0
12 Hebrew עברית he 2428 15889 250870 2 9427 16 123
13 Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 1906 61044 108124 1 9470 11 0
14 Finnish Suomi fi 1789 3917 56384 1 2678 7 0
15 Swedish Svenska sv 1529 10565 88277 3 10733 12 0
16 Greek Ελληνικά el 1422 2737 25932 2 4470 10 1
17 Esperanto Esperanto eo 1071 3116 49422 1 626 14 0
18 Ukrainian Українська uk 1006 2957 32515 3 5939 21 5
19 Bengali বাংলা bn 976 2773 25037 2 2589 17 0
20 Romanian Română ro 909 2672 21115 1 2851 13 0
21 Japanese 日本語 ja 667 3085 28261 2 2354 26 0
22 Turkish Türkçe tr 368 1964 8816 2 990 10 0
23 Pashto پښتو ps 317 889 6729 1 635 5 0
24 Shan လိၵ်ႈတႆး shn 127 1438 5118 1 194 6 0
25 Hindi हिन्दी hi 107 538 6727 1 1673 6 0

Grand Total[edit]

Articles Total Edits Admins Users Files
128,774 566,774 9,287,404 111 2,580,426 14,854

Listings Wikidata integration[edit]

  • English Wikivoyage: 26128 listings with a Wikidata identifier property
  • French Wikivoyage: 15334 listings with a Wikidata identifier property, 18571 listings with a Wikipedia identifier property
  • Russian Wikivoyage: 4396 listings with a Wikidata identifier property
  • German Wikivoyage: 3506 listings with a Wikidata identifier property
  • Spanish Wikivoyage: 205 listings with a Wikidata identifier property
  • Chinese Wikivoyage: 135 listings with a Wikidata identifier property
  • Ukrainian: Wikipedia identifier property present in listing template, not counted
  • Greek, Hebrew, Polish, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Vietnamese: No Wikidata property

... as of 2018, 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. It applied to become a Wikimedia thematic organization and was 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.

Subpages of Wikivoyage on Meta

Proposal[edit]

The travel guide project proposal, formerly on this page, is archived in Wikivoyage/Archive/2012-11-16 and its talk page.

Challenges[edit]

  • Copy editing is relatively poor across the project, due to a high number of contributors writing in a language other than their native one.
  • As of 2020, Wikitravel remains a strong competitor to Wikivoyage (at least in English). Although its article quality is nearly uniformly inferior as a result of having almost no community of experienced editors, Wikitravel articles tend to outrank Wikivoyage articles in search results, reducing readership and garnering contributions from casual editors unaware of Wikivoyage.

Gallery[edit]

Gallery Voyager[Enter]

Matterhorn. sv en fr ru uk
Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay. en
Jura (Kanton). de pl nl
Berlin. es de en fr nl pt ru uk zh