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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!

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The Summit page had monthly reports from the various language versions, but has been in abeyance since 2018.

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Languages

There are 24 language versions of Wikivoyage.

Creation

Languages created before 2013 forked from Wikitravel. Languages created during or after 2013 were approved from the Wikimedia Incubator.

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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

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


  • Statistics at 12:02, 30 July 2021 (UTC)
Language Language (local) Wiki Good Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Files
1 English English en 30382 157515 4258762 50 2256086 446 1671
2 German Deutsch de 19355 93822 1385743 13 43485 131 706
3 Polish Polski pl 12156 14526 112482 2 11312 26 0
4 Italian Italiano it 10051 37115 711602 6 28389 80 0
5 Persian فارسی fa 8610 27361 114017 2 12988 17 24
6 French Français fr 7929 23838 492510 7 43759 42 61
7 Russian Русский ru 6313 27170 445856 5 31443 72 10592
8 Chinese 中文 zh 5081 22702 171646 6 13879 43 156
9 Dutch Nederlands nl 3778 11858 138303 7 12658 22 0
10 Portuguese Português pt 3691 8047 131653 4 13282 21 0
11 Spanish Español es 2855 10616 180187 3 22896 49 0
12 Hebrew עברית he 2383 15320 244755 2 8836 16 123
13 Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 1868 60329 99721 1 7829 25 0
14 Finnish Suomi fi 1787 3903 55767 1 2512 12 0
15 Swedish Svenska sv 1524 10519 85292 3 9224 8 0
16 Greek Ελληνικά el 1424 2725 25480 2 4175 15 1
17 Esperanto Esperanto eo 1022 2947 47202 1 438 12 0
18 Ukrainian Українська uk 966 2834 31448 4 5449 15 5
19 Romanian Română ro 908 2649 20812 1 2694 4 1
20 Bengali বাংলা bn 854 2219 19791 2 2116 12 0
21 Japanese 日本語 ja 414 2502 24117 2 1456 26 0
22 Turkish Türkçe tr 340 1329 6789 3 600 14 0
23 Pashto پښتو ps 317 885 6683 1 570 0 0
24 Hindi हिन्दी hi 107 499 6508 1 1542 10 0

Grand Total

Articles Total Edits Admins Users Files
124,115 543,230 8,817,126 129 2,537,618 13,340

Listings Wikidata integration

  • 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

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?

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.