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Gallery Voyager[Enter]

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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 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 21 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

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 12:00, 20 June 2018 (UTC)
Language Language (local) Wiki Good Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Files
1 English English en 28431 141452 3534741 56 2195981 574 1266
2 German Deutsch de 16288 72948 1100162 14 29916 153 715
3 Persian فارسی fa 8495 22008 99170 1 8406 21 23
4 Italian Italiano it 7432 30348 557396 5 20043 64 0
5 French Français fr 7244 21950 421290 5 27269 71 53
6 Polish Polski pl 6166 8275 76728 1 7201 29 0
7 Russian Русский ru 5124 22683 262339 4 21093 106 9185
8 Dutch Nederlands nl 3662 11620 126409 6 9147 17 0
9 Portuguese Português pt 3622 7703 123533 3 9750 16 0
10 Chinese 中文 zh 2557 13224 100549 5 8994 38 87
11 Spanish Español es 2464 8976 142360 3 15830 34 0
12 Hebrew עברית he 2054 12983 193676 2 6272 14 115
13 Finnish Suomi fi 1774 3824 54459 0 1829 10 0
14 Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 1618 3710 35290 0 4734 5 0
15 Swedish Svenska sv 1516 10435 80657 3 6992 11 0
16 Greek Ελληνικά el 1336 2504 21541 1 2983 12 1
17 Romanian Română ro 906 2589 19824 0 2107 5 1
18 Ukrainian Українська uk 770 1994 21657 4 3767 8 4
19 Bengali বাংলা bn 445 1025 10778 3 144 26 0
20 Pashto پښتو ps 239 576 5527 1 99 11 0
21 Hindi हिन्दी hi 87 399 5162 2 904 7 0

Grand Total[edit]

Articles Total Edits Admins Users Files
102,230 401,226 6,993,248 119 2,383,461 11,450


Listings Wikidata integration[edit]

  • English Wikivoyage: 14803 listings with a Wikidata identifier property
  • French Wikivoyage: 13200 listings with a Wikidata identifier property, 11377 listings with a Wikipedia identifier property
  • Russian Wikivoyage: 3808 listings with a Wikidata identifier property
  • German Wikivoyage: 2030 listings with a Wikidata identifier property
  • Spanish Wikivoyage: 156 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. 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.

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.