Persian is a language spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Bahrain and... There are approximately 140 million native speakers worldwide. These travelers would be well-served by a Wikitravel travel guide in their language.
In addition, contributions in Persian would help the other Wikitravel language versions. Many Persian-speaking areas are major travel destinations; having locals update information in their native tongue (which could then be translated to other languages) would make for better information in all the Wikitravel guides. Persian-speakers are also frequent travelers and would have a lot to contribute on other destinations and topics.
To get this project started, we need at least 3 Persian-speaking users willing to help start the Persian Wikitravel. This means helping to translate the interface files, create content on the new Wikitravel, and to create the necessary infrastructure to make Wikitravel welcoming and useful for the next wave of contributors.
If you're interested, please create a user account here on Wikitravel Shared, and sign the list below. To sign, type four tildes (~~~~)
I am Maryam B.R ,
Iranian,Now i live in Netherlands.
So we are waiting to start it.
I am Meysam from Urmia, Iran
what is a translated MediaWiki language file?
how we can create and translate it?
I don't know. It might be best to ask about this in the pub. I think it requires help from our tech team. --PeterTalk 19:06, 22 October 2008 (EDT)
I am Hamed from Tehran . love to help starting Persian page of wikitravel .
Hello, I'm Abraham. When can we start? Blacksmith 12:06, 19 January 2013 (EST)
Although I might not have same energy as I had in 2009 when I suggested to start Persian Wikitravel, again it is my pleasure to contribute in it. --Asadi 08:21, 24 January 2013 (EST)
It would be great to have Persian language WT! Happy to see that you both are interested in moving forward with this project! Could you please contact the other people who were interested to see if we can build up a team! Thank you! Warm regards, IBAlex 12:54, 24 January 2013 (EST)
Would be also great if one of you could announce that on Travellers' pub. Maybe this will help us create a larger team. Thank you! IBAlex 13:50, 24 January 2013 (EST)
We can collaboratively do this at en:Wikitravel:LanguageFa.php. It's started off with the Wikipedia language file, and we can use the English en:Wikitravel:Language.php file as a reference for things that need to be changed. It's mostly just changing the name of the site (Wikipedia -> Wikitravel), the name of the license, and the names of some important pages.