Some currencies already exist, like [1], [2] and they are all instances of currency [3]. Unfortunately there are no links to all instances from [3]. So is there a possibility to get this list from Wikidata?


2 Answers 2


Yes, there is.

There are several ways to get this list:

  1. You can, in Wikidata website, look at every entity that has a link to currency (Q8142): https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Special:WhatLinksHere/Q8142. The problem of this is that you will have some entities that makes a link to currency other than instance of.

  2. The best way is to use an external tool called AutoList, developed by a German guy called Magnus Manske. The link of his tool is here: https://tools.wmflabs.org/autolist/autolist1.html

This tool uses a query language WDQ. Its documentation is here: https://wdq.wmflabs.org/api_documentation.html

Here is how it works:

The property "instance of" has the identifier P31. The value "currency" has the identifier Q8142.

If you want every Wikidata entity with the condition (P31 == Q8142) equals true:

  • copy-paste claim[31:8142] in the form field called Query;
  • click on the Run button.

The official dataset on currencies is maintained by the ISO 4217 standard. You can download the currency dataset in XML or Excel format at this link:


  • 1
    I'm aware of that but specifically want this information from wikidata and I know it's in there, I just don't know how to access it.
    – vanthome
    Feb 20, 2014 at 6:40

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.