Uikivoyage

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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.)

Lûn-tâm

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


Gí-giân

There are 25 language versions of Wikivoyage.

Tshòng-tsō

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 德文 de
2 2007-12-10 義大利文 it
3 2012-09-23 英文 en
4 2012-09-29 荷蘭文 nl
5 2012-10-03 法文 fr
6 2012-10-06 瑞典文 sv
7 2012-10-18 俄文 ru
8 2013-01-07 西班牙文 es
9 葡萄牙文 pt
10 2013-02-06 波蘭文 pl
11 羅馬尼亞文 ro
12 2013-03-21 希伯來文 he
13 烏克蘭文 uk
14 2013-05-17 希臘文 el
15 2013-08-11 越南文 vi
16 2014-01-15 中文 zh
17 2014-10-02 波斯文 fa
18 2016-11-30 芬蘭文 fi
19 2017-09-25 印地文 hi
20 2018-06-07 孟加拉文 bn
21 普什圖文 ps
22 2020-08-27 日文 ja
23 2020-12-15 世界文 eo
24 2021-01-19 土耳其文 tr
25 2022-03-24 撣文 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 英文 en 32,435 170,742 4,829,524 36 2,302,370 538 1,832
2 德文 de 20,277 105,093 1,589,288 14 51,154 108 724
3 波蘭文 pl 13,069 15,571 141,338 3 15,560 30 0
4 義大利文 it 11,818 41,789 816,166 6 35,250 56 0
5 法文 fr 8,852 25,701 547,776 5 50,919 47 90
6 波斯文 fa 8,788 30,176 121,772 3 15,273 28 24
7 俄文 ru 6,669 33,736 653,149 5 37,756 87 15,842
8 中文 zh 5,497 24,125 193,360 6 17,119 29 215
9 荷蘭文 nl 4,272 12,532 147,202 4 16,271 18 0
10 葡萄牙文 pt 3,996 10,643 138,649 1 17,236 13 0
11 西班牙文 es 3,260 11,823 210,709 2 28,310 32 0
12 希伯來文 he 2,447 16,218 259,439 2 10,521 21 125
13 越南文 vi 1,930 61,197 109,903 1 10,947 9 0
14 芬蘭文 fi 1,792 3,927 56,809 1 3,041 9 0
15 瑞典文 sv 1,573 10,670 92,143 3 11,755 10 0
16 希臘文 el 1,439 2,768 27,060 1 5,122 12 1
17 日文 ja 1,289 4,975 45,109 2 3,770 33 0
18 世界文 eo 1,252 3,376 52,758 2 984 19 0
19 烏克蘭文 uk 1,023 3,087 35,102 1 6,880 10 5
20 孟加拉文 bn 956 3,349 32,776 3 3,539 14 0
21 羅馬尼亞文 ro 914 2,698 21,635 2 3,299 4 0
22 土耳其文 tr 449 2,864 13,485 3 1,736 20 0
23 普什圖文 ps 319 909 6,855 1 820 2 0
24 撣文 shn 172 1,995 7,530 2 467 5 0
25 印地文 hi 131 652 7,830 1 2,035 4 0
Totals Articles All pages Edits Admins Users Active users Files
All active Wikivoyages 134,619 600,616 10,157,367 110 2,652,134 1,158 18,858

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.

Luī-pia̍t

Tsú-ia̍h-bīn

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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