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Diving the Cape Peninsula and False Bay. en
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Project logo: a red, green and blue arrows pointing different directions, similar to compass

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 24 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

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 00:02, 4 March 2021 (UTC)
Language Language (local) Wiki Good Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Files
1 English English en 30270 154931 4155253 48 2248257 443 1614
2 German Deutsch de 19136 91450 1355193 13 42187 132 699
3 Polish Polski pl 11772 14108 109086 2 10669 38 0
4 Italian Italiano it 9668 36091 691068 5 27188 85 0
5 Persian فارسی fa 8578 26941 112998 2 12669 34 24
6 French Français fr 7877 23636 486315 7 42698 70 57
7 Russian Русский ru 6257 26916 421593 5 30512 64 10528
8 Chinese 中文 zh 5060 22387 165573 6 13396 51 147
9 Dutch Nederlands nl 3716 11765 136928 7 11995 24 0
10 Portuguese Português pt 3650 7884 130343 3 12618 18 0
11 Spanish Español es 2745 10208 168764 3 21971 56 0
12 Hebrew עברית he 2345 15115 239548 2 8585 19 123
13 Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 1852 57413 96206 1 7272 24 0
14 Finnish Suomi fi 1787 3900 55666 1 2419 11 0
15 Swedish Svenska sv 1524 10514 84939 3 8725 16 0
16 Greek Ελληνικά el 1422 2720 25205 2 4039 10 1
17 Ukrainian Українська uk 957 2826 30490 5 5235 98 5
18 Romanian Română ro 908 2643 20709 1 2627 7 1
19 Bengali বাংলা bn 850 2186 17617 2 1904 19 0
20 Esperanto Esperanto eo 779 2481 45059 1 294 15 0
21 Pashto پښتو ps 315 878 6650 1 529 4 0
22 Turkish Türkçe tr 305 1199 6146 3 355 24 0
23 Japanese 日本語 ja 235 1747 17073 2 960 28 0
24 Hindi हिन्दी hi 105 487 6398 1 1467 8 0

Grand Total[edit]

Articles Total Edits Admins Users Files
122,113 530,426 8,584,820 126 2,518,571 13,199

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.