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

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


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.


This Expedition has the following goals:

  • To collect a good base of Persian-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 Persian Wikitravel, and vice-versa
  • To translate the interface files for Wikitravel into Persian
  • To launch the new Persian-language Wikitravel.
  • To translate the pages and create the infrastructure necessary to make Persian Wikitravel useful and friendly for new Persian-speaking contributors.
  • To make Persian Wikitravel an integrated part of the Wikitravel family.


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

Gathering a team of users[edit]

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 (~~~~)

  • Nima 04:00, 12 October 2008 (UTC+3:30)
  • Gholi 13:30, 21 October 2008 (UTC+3:30)
  • meyo 03:42, 22 October 2008 (EDT)
  • Reza.H 08:37, 24 August 2009 (EDT)
  • Asadi 07:06, 20 October 2009 (EDT)
  • tehrani33 12:15, 31 August 2010 (EDT)
  • Mahdi8000 03:15, 8 September 2011 (EDT)
  • Blacksmith 12:04, 19 January 2013 (EST)
  • Reza1615 14:13, 24 January 2013 (EST)
  • AliReza 23:19, 24 January 2013 (EST)

More than 3 users are welcome to sign up, but we need at least 3 to get started.

Are we moving on with this Expedition? Warm regards, IBAlex 14:28, 29 January 2013 (EST)


Hi there , I'm sheida . wiki travel is not famous in Iran . I't our job to help Persian people use this site too. so let's start . Hi there, I am Maryam B.R , Iranian,Now i live in Netherlands. So we are waiting to start it. Thanks,

hi all, 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. --Peter Talk 19:06, 22 October 2008 (EDT)

Hi all 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)

Language interface file[edit]

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.


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