Talk:Demographics of Nauru
Demographics of Nauru was nominated as a good article in the Geography and places category but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions on the review page for improving the article. Once these are addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
Reviewed version: January 24, 2015
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It might be worth mentioning alleged links between phosphates and type 2 diabetes. Just considering that it has the highest rate of type 2 in the world and is essentially a phosphate mine. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 16:03, 19 March 2009 (UTC)
This article is totally out of date
The population has decreased significantly, from over 12000 in 2002 to about 9000 now. Migration should also show a net loss, with Polynesian workers leaving. Corrections and sources would be welcome.Avman89 (talk) 19:39, 22 November 2009 (UTC)
Orphaned references in Demographics of Nauru
I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of Demographics of Nauru's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.
Reference named "factbook":
- From South Africa: "South Africa". The World Factbook. CIA.
- From Lesotho: CIA World Factbook, retrieved 28 February 2012
- From Nigeria: "Nigeria". The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency (United States).
- From United Kingdom: "United Kingdom". The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 23 September 2008.
I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT⚡ 19:38, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
- This review is transcluded from Talk:Demographics of Nauru/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.
The article needs a thorough copyedit; it reads as if it was written primarily by a non-English speaker. The prose is not currently GA quality.
Sources look OK at a first glance. It would be nice to get a couple of extra images but it's not necessary since we do have one image. I have not checked for close paraphrasing yet. I have read through the article and have a couple of minor concerns about the sense of some paragraphs, but I don't want to do a further review until the copyedit is done, since that may resolve some of my concerns. I'll place the article on hold until the copyedit is done. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 19:13, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
Sure -- here are some comments about the lead, for example.
- Second paragraph: "marked by several migrations", but two of the next three events (discovery and annexation) are not migrations.
- "In the 1960s, the country gained independence, where the percentage of Nauruans started to increase": where is not the right conjunction; I think the intended meaning is "and from then on".
- "The most recent demographic switch was in the 2000s, when the government repatriated several non-Nauruan population from the country": I'm not sure what is meant by "switch" -- a switch is an event that alters or reverses something, so perhaps this refers to a switch in the direction of a particular demographic metric? The last half of the sentence isn't quite right either; you can't say "several population".
- "An estimated 10.7% of the gross domestic product (GDP) is spend on education": presumably should be "spent".
- "Nauru has the highest obesity ranking in the world, 97 per cent of men and 93 per cent of women are obese": run on sentence.
-- I'm sure you can fix these, but please find someone who can identify and fix this sort of problem throughout the article - these are just from the lead. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 18:07, 4 January 2015 (UTC)
- Michael, are you still planning to work on this? I don't mind holding it open a bit longer if you are trying to get a copyeditor. Or if you're not convinced it's needed we can get a second opinion. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 02:08, 13 January 2015 (UTC)