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Wikivoyage is the travel guide anyone can edit. After a period of beta starting 10 November 2012, we formally launched on Wikimedia Foundation servers on 15 January 2013.

Wikivoyage brings 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. We look forward to continuing 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.)


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Languages

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Creation

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

ᱢᱟᱹᱦᱤᱛ ᱯᱟᱹᱨᱥᱤ 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

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 00:00, 14 October 2019 (UTC)
Language Language (local) Wiki Good Total Edits Admins Users Active Users Files
1 English English en 29421 148633 3860918 49 2222178 536 1456
2 German Deutsch de 17290 83160 1230732 15 37430 138 670
3 Persian فارسی fa 8549 24999 106997 2 11003 43 23
4 Polish Polski pl 8539 10778 94142 2 8784 25 0
5 Italian Italiano it 7946 31981 607475 6 23722 62 0
6 French Français fr 7585 22738 458306 6 38029 62 51
7 Russian Русский ru 5872 25213 327687 5 26938 117 9982
8 Chinese 中文 zh 4491 18861 142467 6 11539 46 109
9 Dutch Nederlands nl 3691 11680 133883 7 10571 24 0
10 Portuguese Português pt 3633 7775 129105 4 11138 19 0
11 Spanish Español es 2556 9455 155075 3 18902 44 0
12 Hebrew עברית he 2194 14223 219021 2 7629 26 118
13 Finnish Suomi fi 1779 3866 54903 1 2124 10 0
14 Swedish Svenska sv 1522 10466 83259 3 7639 10 0
15 Greek Ελληνικά el 1409 2694 24104 2 3524 23 1
16 Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 1301 3779 37784 1 5980 15 0
17 Romanian Română ro 903 2599 20254 2 2334 8 1
18 Ukrainian Українська uk 848 2548 25582 1 4505 17 5
19 Bengali বাংলা bn 702 1613 14715 2 1230 20 0
20 Pashto پښتو ps 313 873 6551 1 373 4 0
21 Hindi हिन्दी hi 100 468 5937 1 1190 8 0

Grand Total

Articles Total Edits Admins Users Files
110,644 438,402 7,738,897 121 2,456,762 12,416


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. Applied to become a Wikimedia thematic organization and 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.