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The following is a list of phrasebooks that are requested by readers or contributors of Wikivoyage. (Requests for other types of articles should be posted on Wikivoyage:Requested articles.) See the Phrasebook Expedition for notes on how to start a new phrasebook using the phrasebook article template.

If you have a phrasebook that needs to be written, please add it below. The format for a request is:

*[[Name of language phrasebook]]. This is the reason that we need the phrasebook. -- ~~~~

Note that you don't have to put a justification on this page in order to start a phrasebook yourself! You can just plunge forward and start the phrasebook. Also, note that the phrasebook you are looking for may already exist – check the list of phrasebooks.

Started stubs[edit]

Partially filled-in Outline. Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:49, 9 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Xibe phrasebook The official language of the Qapqal Xibe Autonomous County.
    The status of this phrasebook is now an Outline but there is very little content. Hanif Al Husaini (talk) 16:31, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

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  • Aragonese phrasebook One of the minority languages of Spain that need respect --(WT-en) CurvyEthyl 22:12, 24 September 2010 (EDT)
  • Asturian phrasebook
  • Buhi Bikol A language of Albay Bikol which is spoken in Buhi, Camarines Sur, Philippines.
  • Extremaduran phrasebook One of the minority languages of Spain that need respect --(WT-en) CurvyEthyl 22:12, 24 September 2010 (EDT)
  • Fon phrasebook For a visit to the southern part of Benin. --(WT-en) CurvyEthyl 22:09, 28 September 2010 (EDT)
  • Friulian phrasebook I think that the new orthography can be used over the old one in this phrasebook, but the old one is optional. It's also recognized as a minority language in Italy, I guess. --(WT-en) CurvyEthyl 18:08, 25 September 2010 (EDT)
  • Guarani phrasebook: 5 million speakers and an official language in Paraguay
  • Hassaniya Arabic phrasebook: the main language of Western Sahara
  • Kashubian phrasebook Spoken in the Pomeranian region of Poland. --(WT-en) CurvyEthyl 18:40, 25 September 2010 (EDT)
  • Kenyah phrasebook. This language is spoken in the Apo Kayan, Borneo. -(WT-en) phma 14:05, 20 Apr 2004 (EDT)
  • Khanty phrasebook One of the official and indigenous languages of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug. It's endangered and therefore should be used by travelers to the region.
  • Latin phrasebook The official language of the Holy See. It would be both interesting and useful since as far as I know, the ATMs are set to Latin by default there. Xing (talk) 04:58, 9 September 2021 (UTC)
    I don't think that's true, but in any case, there's no reason to speak anything but Italian in the Vatican City, which is simply a neighborhood of Rome. At most, I could see a topic on Latin masses, but if you want to see the text, just do a web search. I would oppose the creation of Latin phrasebook. Ikan Kekek (talk) 06:07, 9 September 2021 (UTC)
    @Ikan Kekek: I must say I'm truly disappointed by the fact that the creation of phrasebook for any language of our world is met with opposition. Not to mention said language is not just currently official in a contemporary European state but had a great influence on the cultures and languages of Europe. Xing (talk) 06:57, 9 September 2021 (UTC)
    @Xing: who is going to use Latin though? A Latin phrasebook is out of scope. No one will use it. Ever. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 08:20, 9 September 2021 (UTC)
    In addition to masses, it is used on a lot of monuments. Anyway, the normal phrase list is little use, unless you attend a Latinist conference (we had one in Joensuu, where also all city tourist information was available in Latin), and if you do, you probably know Latin better than that. I don't think an outline Latin phrasebook makes sense, but one with a different set of phrases, or a travel topic, might. However, if created, I think it should be a worthwhile article from start, with a clear scope and vision. –LPfi (talk) 08:24, 9 September 2021 (UTC)
    Let's not make the mistake with the Sanskrit phrasebook. --SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 09:58, 9 September 2021 (UTC)
Xing, this is a travel guide. Where is a tourist going to be speaking Latin? As SHB2000 said, it's out of scope. Sanskrit is spoken by over 2,000,000 people. Hardly anyone speaks Latin. Ikan Kekek (talk) 13:31, 9 September 2021 (UTC)
@Ikan Kekek: Ok. Xing (talk) 13:55, 9 September 2021 (UTC)
Latin is spoken by more people, but they aren't fluent speakers like Sanskrit (i.e. more people can speak Latin with words here and there, but less people can speak fluent Latin, while with Sanskrit, it has more fluent speakers, but less speakers who speak a word here and there). SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 13:58, 9 September 2021 (UTC)
Knowing how to say "et cetera", "per se", "status quo" and similar expressions that are used in English doesn't make an English-speaker a Latin-speaker in any sense, nor does knowing the words of the Latin mass. Ikan Kekek (talk) 19:53, 9 September 2021 (UTC)
That's my level of Latin, but I have never studied the language. You can study it in many secondary schools (including mine), and of course at university. I suppose the bulk of "speakers" are those who studied it at school. The main use from our perspective is still to understand masses and inscriptions. –LPfi (talk) 20:44, 9 September 2021 (UTC)
High schools in Australia mostly used to offer Latin, German and some other European language, but now these days they either offer Mandarin, Japanese, Indonesian and sometimes one European language. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | meta.wikimedia) 22:19, 9 September 2021 (UTC)