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?


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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.
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    You can also use this link which brings you directly to the results. Commented Nov 7, 2014 at 20:58

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:


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    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
    Commented Feb 20, 2014 at 6:40

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