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 12:01, 23 May 2022 (UTC)
Language Language (local) Wiki Good Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Files
1 English English en 31310 162718 4449618 42 2268669 426 1756
2 German Deutsch de 19836 98059 1447254 12 46271 116 709
3 Polish Polski pl 12491 14912 118484 2 13325 38 0
4 Italian Italiano it 10616 38717 745248 6 31321 107 0
5 Persian فارسی fa 8651 28135 116695 2 13607 15 24
6 French Français fr 8134 24414 506950 6 46344 58 72
7 Russian Русский ru 6437 28272 498091 5 33088 81 11259
8 Chinese 中文 zh 5134 23232 179364 4 14907 52 174
9 Dutch Nederlands nl 4241 12455 143659 4 14639 24 0
10 Portuguese Português pt 3960 9252 134770 2 15028 21 0
11 Spanish Español es 3011 10834 188770 2 25056 26 0
12 Hebrew עברית he 2427 15887 250809 2 9356 24 123
13 Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 1904 61040 108037 3 9412 19 0
14 Finnish Suomi fi 1789 3917 56380 1 2665 11 0
15 Swedish Svenska sv 1527 10561 87297 3 10667 10 0
16 Greek Ελληνικά el 1422 2736 25911 2 4446 9 1
17 Esperanto Esperanto eo 1066 3082 49210 1 585 11 0
18 Ukrainian Українська uk 993 2921 32316 3 5884 34 5
19 Bengali বাংলা bn 953 2829 24675 2 2528 18 0
20 Romanian Română ro 909 2670 21064 1 2834 8 0
21 Japanese 日本語 ja 661 3068 28131 2 2304 28 0
22 Turkish Türkçe tr 359 1914 8449 2 967 22 0
23 Pashto پښتو ps 317 889 6728 1 634 4 0
24 Shan လိၵ်ႈတႆး shn 124 1410 5007 1 173 8 0
25 Hindi हिन्दी hi 107 538 6718 1 1660 8 0

Grand Total[edit]

Articles Total Edits Admins Users Files
128,379 564,462 9,239,635 112 2,576,370 14,123

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