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Wikitravel:Polish Wikitravel Expedition

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The Polish Wikitravel Expedition is an expedition to create a Polish language version of Wikitravel.

For more information on multilingual Wikitravel policy, please see Wikitravel:Language version policy.


The WikiPedia:Polish language is spoken by 46 million people worldwide. Providing a Polish language Wikitravel would make travel information easier to access for those people. In addition, Polish speakers can add information in their own language which can be translated into other languages.


This Expedition has the following goals:

  • To collect a good base of Polish-speaking users willing to take this project further.
  • To choose a go-between who can keep users on the English-language site up-to-date on developments on Polish Wikitravel, and vice-versa
  • To translate the interface files for Wikitravel into Polish
  • To launch the new Polish-language Wikitravel.
  • To translate the pages and create the infrastructure necessary to make Polish Wikitravel useful and friendly for new Polish-speaking contributors.
  • To make Polish Wikitravel an integrated part of the Wikitravel family.


The Language version policy lists the steps necessary to get a Polish-language Wikitravel in place.

Gathering a team of users[edit]

To get this project started, we need at least 5 Polish-speaking users willing to help start the Polish 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 on this (English) Wikitravel, and sign the list below. To sign, edit this page and just type ~ 4 times, like "~~~~".

More than 5 users are welcome to sign up, but we need at least 5 to get started.


Part of the process of having a language version is having a single person responsible for reporting on issues in the larger Wikitravel community to the Polish language version, and reporting on issues in the Polish language version to the larger community.

The go-between should be conversant in English and Polish, experienced with Wikitravel in other languages, and willing to make monthly reports and be an active participant in the Polish Wikitravel community.

Previous language versions have picked a go-between by voting. See Wikitravel:Romanian Wikitravel Expedition and Wikitravel:French Wikitravel Expedition for details.

Language interface file[edit]

MediaWiki, the software that runs Wikitravel, uses a language interface file to make the links and names and prompts and stuff readable in other languages. We need to customize a new version to work for Polish Wikitravel.

We can collaboratively do this at Wikitravel:LanguagePl.php. It's started off with the Wikipedia language file, and we can use the English 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.

Wikitravel in Polish has started[edit]