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Unitary state ?
- Unitary state only means that there is only a central government, as opposed to, say, a federation. — ABJIKLAM (t · c) 01:18, 29 October 2011 (UTC)
Politcal Parties of National Leaders
Doesn't everyone think that the President of Tunisia and Prime Minister of Tunisia (when he is sworn in) should have their party designation in parenthesis next to their name. Like, for example, in the United States infobox it says "President: Barack Obama (D)" and "Speaker of the House: John Boehner(R)". I think this is even more relevant now that Tunisia seems to be a real democracy. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fshoutofdawater (talk • contribs) 07:22, 14 December 2011 (UTC)
Article is biased
This writer(s) go out of their way to minimize any sort of Arab identity for Tunisia. Ask the overwhelming majority of Tunisians and they will simply say that they are Arab and an integral part of the Arab World.
- Hello Sir/Madam,
- Please be aware that the concept of identity is more or less personal, Tunisia has certainly its Tunisian identity but attributing any supra-national identity is subject to debate. Many Tunisians consider themselves Arabs and many Tunisians do not consider themselves Arabs but Imazighen. The definition of an "Arab World" is still unclear, as many states where Arabic is an official language are not included in the "Arab World", e.g. Chad, and many states where Arabic is not spoken or spoken by minorities are considered to be a part of the "Arab World", e.g. Comoros and Somalia. Maltese is a language that is very close to Tunisian, which you could check yourself if you speak Tunisian by reading the article about Tunisia in Maltese here [], but it is not officially recognised as Arabic. Therefore such classification of "integral part of the "Arab World" is purely political and can be challenged, and I strongly disagree with your opinion.
- Thank you and please sign your contributions.
- Kind regards
- E3 (talk) 14:56, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
I agree with your comment about "Arab World" as being solely political and not appropriate in this contex. I retract it and thank you very much for the clarification.
I want to ask you why is it that so many articles, including this one about Tunisia some writers are bent on minimising the Arab identity or culture wherever it exists. I am still adamant that the overwhelming majority of Tunisians identify themselves simply as Muslim and Arab. I ask you to prove me otherwise. Simply go out into the street of any Tunisian town and canvass people's opinions if you do not agree with me. There is no doubt that the Imazighen influence is significant and played a pivitol role in shaping Tunisia.
By the way, please refer to the Tunisian constitution which indicates that Tunisia is part of the "Great Arab Maghreb". — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 18:02, 19 September 2013 (UTC)
As far as Maltese is concerned, it is considered part of the Arabic language and is the only language in the world that is a direct offshoot from Arabic. It originated with the Arabs who ruled neighbouring Scicily and not in Tunisia. I don't understand what Maltese has to do with your discussion.
I do understand the Tunisian dialect of Arabic.
- First, please make sure to always sign your contributions.
- Concerning your question, you may want to address to all of those editing Wikipedia and the articles in question. You may view it as minimising, while others may view it as exposing a whole multi-cultural reality of Tunisia and North Africa. If you believe that "[you are] still adamant that the overwhelming majority of Tunisians identify themselves simply as Muslim and Arab", please provide well-referenced sources accordingly, as anyone could also provide the opposite.
- On the other hand, Maltese is not the only language in the world that is "a direct offshot" from Arabic, you may refer to Juba-Arabic or Arabic-based creoles for example. Other authors, such as Thomas A. Leddy-Cecere for example, would disagree about your unreferenced hypothesis on the origin of Maltese. The reason why Maltese was mentioned, seemingly unclear for you, is that the concept of identity is entwined in your view with the language, while in the Maltese case, while the language is in fact related to Arabic, a Maltese would very unlikely consider herself or himself an Arab.
- E3 (talk) 14:56, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
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The graph on energy sources really doesn't tell you much. Those are processes that produce energy. Besides the green energy slice, none of them tell you anything about the source of all that steam. — Preceding unsigned comment added by IRSpeshul (talk • contribs) 00:57, 5 October 2012 (UTC)
Reprise of the Berber question
I'd like to reprise the question at Talk:Tunisia/Archive 1#Berber name for Tunisia of the representation of the country's name in Berber at the beginning of the article, because it seems to me that the previous consensus to do so in the current manner conflated the use of the language with the use of the Tifinagh writing system to represent it. It's my understanding that Tifinagh has no appreciable foothold in the country. Therefore, rendering the names here in Tifinagh is a biased, prescriptive approach based on someone's notion of what writing system they should be using rather than acknowledging the writing system they actually use. —Largo Plazo (talk) 21:45, 14 February 2014 (UTC)
- Hello —Largo Plazo,
- Most of the Amazigh literature in Tunisia is currently written in Tifinagh. The courses that teach Amazigh languages rely on the Tifinagh script. One political party actually uses Tifinagh in publications and campaigns as you can see here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=712833745413968, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=712620028768673, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=712618148768861.
- In my opinion, the usage of Tifinagh to write the Amazigh name of the country is founded and justified. If there would be any other alternatives you might suggest, please go ahead.
- E3 (talk) 12:28, 3 March 2014 (UTC)