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Wikivoyage is the multilingual 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

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

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

Currently going on

Languages

There are 25 language versions of Wikivoyage.

Creation

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 нямецкая de
2 2007-12-10 італьянская it
3 2012-09-23 англійская en
4 2012-09-29 нідэрландская nl
5 2012-10-03 французская fr
6 2012-10-06 шведская sv
7 2012-10-18 руская ru
8 2013-01-07 іспанская es
9 партугальская pt
10 2013-02-06 польская pl
11 румынская ro
12 2013-03-21 іўрыт he
13 украінская uk
14 2013-05-17 грэчаская el
15 2013-08-11 в’етнамская vi
16 2014-01-15 кітайская zh
17 2014-10-02 фарсі fa
18 2016-11-30 фінская fi
19 2017-09-25 хіндзі hi
20 2018-06-07 бенгальская bn
21 пушту ps
22 2020-08-27 японская ja
23 2020-12-15 эсперанта eo
24 2021-01-19 турэцкая tr
25 2022-03-24 шан 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

These statistics are updated four times a day. See commons:Data:Wikipedia statistics/data.tab for the date/time of last update.
Language Wiki Articles All pages Edits Admins Users Active users Files
1 англійская en 32,513 171,326 4,864,493 36 2,305,591 540 1,808
2 нямецкая de 20,324 105,704 1,601,317 14 51,544 123 724
3 польская pl 13,107 15,614 142,425 3 15,706 33 0
4 італьянская it 11,989 42,246 821,709 6 35,555 83 0
5 французская fr 8,867 25,791 564,599 5 51,215 70 90
6 фарсі fa 8,799 30,391 122,387 3 15,452 19 24
7 руская ru 6,697 33,963 665,945 5 38,001 64 15,971
8 кітайская zh 5,499 24,284 194,487 6 17,289 30 219
9 нідэрландская nl 4,272 12,547 148,126 4 16,352 17 0
10 партугальская pt 3,997 10,685 139,514 1 17,375 16 0
11 іспанская es 3,285 11,865 213,100 2 28,521 39 0
12 іўрыт he 2,447 16,222 259,585 2 10,620 13 125
13 в’етнамская vi 1,934 61,227 110,105 1 11,035 14 0
14 фінская fi 1,792 3,927 56,854 1 3,075 8 0
15 шведская sv 1,572 10,675 92,239 3 11,804 8 0
16 грэчаская el 1,439 2,771 27,145 1 5,183 8 1
17 японская ja 1,318 5,146 46,384 3 3,892 43 0
18 эсперанта eo 1,277 3,409 53,180 2 1,014 19 0
19 украінская uk 1,023 3,088 35,275 1 6,961 15 5
20 бенгальская bn 961 3,386 33,179 3 3,623 13 0
21 румынская ro 914 2,702 21,683 2 3,342 3 0
22 турэцкая tr 450 2,947 13,700 3 1,798 13 0
23 пушту ps 319 911 6,872 1 837 1 0
24 шан shn 176 2,002 7,586 2 488 5 0
25 хіндзі hi 131 649 7,843 1 2,057 6 0
Totals Articles All pages Edits Admins Users Active users Files
All active Wikivoyages 135,102 603,478 10,249,732 111 2,658,330 1,203 18,967

Listings Wikidata integration

  • English Wikivoyage: 26 128 listings with a Wikidata identifier property
  • French Wikivoyage: 15 334 listings with a Wikidata identifier property, 18571 listings with a Wikipedia identifier property
  • Russian Wikivoyage: 4 396 listings with a Wikidata identifier property
  • German Wikivoyage: 3 506 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

The Wikivoyage Association used to host the Wikivoyage project. It applied to become a Wikimedia thematic organization and was approved on 3 May 2017.

How do I learn more?

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

Subpages

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

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

Challenges

  • 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

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