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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 Ñe'ẽ Ñe'ẽ jehaimbyky
1 2006-12-10 alemán de
2 2007-12-10 italiano it
3 2012-09-23 inglés en
4 2012-09-29 neerlandés nl
5 2012-10-03 francés fr
6 2012-10-06 sueco sv
7 2012-10-18 ruso ru
8 2013-01-07 español es
9 portugués pt
10 2013-02-06 polaco pl
11 rumano ro
12 2013-03-21 hebreo he
13 ucraniano uk
14 2013-05-17 griego el
15 2013-08-11 vietnamita vi
16 2014-01-15 chino zh
17 2014-10-02 persa fa
18 2016-11-30 finés fi
19 2017-09-25 hindi hi
20 2018-06-07 bengalí bn
21 pastún ps
22 2020-08-27 japonés ja
23 2020-12-15 esperanto eo
24 2021-01-19 turco 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

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 inglés en 32,552 171,615 4,880,696 36 2,307,576 650 1,815
2 alemán de 20,353 106,056 1,605,644 14 51,765 125 724
3 polaco pl 13,120 15,630 142,859 3 15,782 28 0
4 italiano it 12,055 42,133 825,043 6 35,738 72 0
5 francés fr 8,876 25,851 565,541 5 51,376 52 90
6 persa fa 8,845 30,552 122,826 2 15,555 19 24
7 ruso ru 6,713 34,136 671,389 5 38,141 79 16,085
8 chino zh 5,498 24,384 194,941 6 17,376 36 222
9 neerlandés nl 4,272 12,549 148,882 4 16,408 14 0
10 portugués pt 3,997 10,727 139,683 1 17,460 12 0
11 español es 3,279 11,923 214,299 2 28,674 27 0
12 hebreo he 2,447 16,222 259,654 2 10,677 18 125
13 vietnamita vi 1,929 61,208 110,253 1 11,099 13 0
14 finés fi 1,792 3,927 56,864 1 3,101 4 0
15 sueco sv 1,582 10,701 92,400 3 11,836 7 0
16 griego el 1,439 2,771 27,186 1 5,210 5 1
17 japonés ja 1,330 5,226 48,143 3 3,958 27 0
18 esperanto eo 1,285 3,417 53,381 2 1,032 18 0
19 ucraniano uk 1,032 3,123 35,540 1 7,019 22 5
20 bengalí bn 963 3,404 33,419 3 3,651 14 0
21 rumano ro 914 2,706 21,700 2 3,360 5 0
22 turco tr 450 2,995 13,827 3 1,835 14 0
23 pastún ps 319 911 6,877 1 846 2 0
24 shan shn 176 2,003 7,634 2 499 5 0
25 hindi hi 133 649 7,858 1 2,072 5 0
Totals Articles All pages Edits Admins Users Active users Files
All active Wikivoyages 135,351 604,819 10,286,539 110 2,662,046 1,273 19,091

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: 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

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.

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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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