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The following text was moved from the article page. It should be written in an encyclopedic style before being inserted into the article. olivier 22:51, Apr 26, 2004 (UTC)
Algeria ceased to be an Ottoman vassal in 1710 and, even before, never was more than a vassal state.
The "Ottoman Empire" here is to be replaced by the Beylik of Algiers. Alexander Ganse, WHKMLA (www.zum.de/whkmla).
Being, like most of our readers, illiterate in Arabic, a transliteration of the Arabic name would be appreciated. I believe the Arabic for Oran is Ammi-Moussa, but I'd be very hesitant to add that to the article without confirmation from someone who can confirm. -- Jmabel | Talk 01:32, 4 January 2006 (UTC)
The Arabic word for Oran is "Wahran" --Escondites talk 12:13, 31 December 2006 (UTC)
I think it is an inappropriate comment to talk about whether the British were prepared to go alone against Nazi Germany, in this section. This is about a city, and not political/historical opinion.
This is the text:
"In July 1940, the British Royal Navy shelled French warships in the port after they refused to respond to a British ultimatum designed to ensure they would not fall into German hands. The action sealed the hatred of Vichy France for Britain but convinced the world, especially the United States, of the British will to fight on alone against Nazi Germany and its allies."
The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.
The result of the proposal was a Move -- Ganeshk (talk) 22:36, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
Support per Markussep. --ざくら木 18:17, 12 June 2007 (UTC)
Support Oran in Argelia is by far the most relevant. Add reference to dab page on top if moved.--Húsönd 01:45, 13 June 2007 (UTC)
Oppose It isn't sufficiently overwhelming - especially when there are so many others. -- Beardo 03:27, 13 June 2007 (UTC)
Comment. The redirect can be changed to point to this page under a primary topic argument without a move taking place. This title preserves clarity, and the redirect would help disambiguate more smoothly. But we don't need to be worrying about setting or changing precedents here. It seems clear that the city in Algeria is the primary topic, in the same way as the examples mentioned above (except for Kochi). Dekimasuよ! 04:19, 13 June 2007 (UTC)
Support There are always eponymous place names all over the world, but that doesn't make these place names disambiguatious, for example if you hear Washington you first think about the US state or the US capital, it the OTHER Washingtons who need a disambiguation, not the main one. --escondites 12:17, 13 June 2007 (UTC)
Support, the Algeria city is the most well-known by a considerable margin. older ≠ wiser 13:07, 14 June 2007 (UTC)
Support - An obvious primary topic should receive the undisambiguated name. --Polaron | Talk 21:54, 14 June 2007 (UTC)
Support per Markussep. The Oran of Algeria is clearly the primary topic and thus "Oran" should be the location of the Algerian city article, with other Orans located in a disambiguation page at Oran (disambiguation). — ዮም | (Yom) | Talk • contribs • Ethiopia 22:21, 16 June 2007 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.
It looks like this is a machine translation of the french article, like the article about Algiers. I think it should be reverted to this  revision, or any similair revision, until we get a "human translation"? --escondites 22:51, 2 November 2007 (UTC)