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General documentation on continent-topic templates[edit]

This documentation is transcluded from Template:About continent and region topic templates.

The continent/region-topic templates allow quick creation of navigational template for groups of articles about a common topic in different countries of a continent/region. It uses Template:Navbox to create the navigation box.

The lists of countries included in the "Continent topic" templates are broadly those found in the "Countries of" templates. Discussions on which countries to include are best conducted on the talk pages of these latter templates.

For example, Oceania generally includes Australia and the nations of the Pacific and islands in the Pacific Ocean that have closer ties to Asia or the Americas are usually grouped accordingly.

Usage[edit]

1st parameter (prefix)[edit]

The most basic usage of template is with a single unnamed parameter in the format {{Continent/region topic |Topic [of/in]}}, replacing Continent/region with the name of a continent or region and Topic with the name of a topic followed by "of" or "in". For example, {{Africa topic |Geography of}} generates a navigation box titled "Geography of Africa" with a list of country names linked to articles such as Geography of Angola, etc.

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{{Africa topic |Geography of}}
Result


The named parameter prefix can be used in place of the unnamed 1st parameter.

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{{Asia topic |prefix=Geography of}}
Result


2nd parameter (suffix)[edit]

The template accepts a second unnamed parameter for text to be placed after the country name. There is no space between the country name and the suffix, to allow for links to articles such as List of Spain-related topics.
This element is absent of : {{Topic (Africa)}}, {{Topic (Asia)}}, {{Topic (Europe)}}, {{Topic (Oceania)}}, {{Topic (Americas)}} , {{Topic (North America)}}, {{Topic (South America)}}

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{{Europe topic |List of |-related topics}}
Result


An underscore can be used to place a space between the country name and the text:

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{{North America topic |List of basic |_topics}}
Result


Note that in the above example the links work but the underscore is displayed in the title. This can be fixed by specifying a title (see next section) or by using the named parameter suffix which always places a space between the country name and text.

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{{South America topic |prefix=List of basic |suffix=topics}}
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Changing the title[edit]

The title parameter is used to specify text which appears in the title bar at the top of the navigation box. This is optional because the use of prefix, suffix or both will automatically generate a title, as shown in the previous examples. This title is not automatically wiki-linked, so add brackets as needed.

The following shows a navigation box with links to articles such as Flag of Australia, but replaces the default title "Flag of Oceania" with the specified title "Flags of Oceania".

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{{Oceania topic |Flag of |title=[[Flags of Oceania]]}}
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Displaying template in show mode[edit]

These navigation boxes are set to autocollapse when there is more than one on a page. To force it into collapsed or expanded mode use the state parameter. If set to collapsed, the navbox will always start out in a collapsed state. If set to blank or anything other than autocollapse or collapsed, the navbox will always start out in an expanded state.

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{{Africa topic |prefix=Geography of |state=expand}}
Result


Disabling dependencies and other territories[edit]

Not all dependencies or similar territories have their own articles on particular topics. To disable the inclusion of such territories in a template (that would otherwise appear as red links), include the parameter "countries_only=yes".

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{{Europe topic |prefix=Islam in |state=expanded |countries_only=yes}}:
Result


Creating a new template[edit]

Although these templates can be used in an article, they can also be used to create a new template. The name parameter is mandatory when creating a new template, because it allows the "v ·· e" links to work properly. The following example shows code that could be used to create Template:Flags of Europe.

{{Europe topic
|name = Flags of Europe
|state = {{{state|{{{1|}}}}}}
|title = [[Flags of Europe]]
|prefix = Flag of
}}<noinclude>
[[Category:Europe templates]]
</noinclude>

The template can then be added to articles using {{Flags of Europe}} or {{Flags of Europe |state=expand}}.


When to use the templates[edit]

  1. Before implementing these templates in a topic, check for red links. If there are several red links, consider whether a separate article in the topic for each country is warranted.
  2. Some topics may use a different navigational scheme. In general, don't use this template if there are already navigational templates in several of the articles of a topic.

Examples of appropriate articles for these templates are {{Africa topic |Culture of}} or {{North America topic |List of airports in}}, both of which have a number of blue links, and where the majority of red links could have a reasonable article written about them.

Examples of inappropriate articles for these templates are {{North America topic |Maya in}}, where articles could only be written for a small number of nations and {{Oceania topic |Music of}}, where articles already have templates which use a different navigational scheme.

Redirects[edit]

When there are a small number of links for which an article is not appropriate, consider making a redirect to the broader article in which the topic is included. For example, Hinduism in Cambodia redirects to Hinduism in Southeast Asia and Geography of Christmas Island redirects to Christmas Island#Geography.

Notes[edit]

Navigational templates are usually placed at the end of an article.


Additional documentation for Template:Asia topic[edit]

Removing the article "the"[edit]

By default all links for the entries for the Philippines, the Maldives, etc. include the article "the". In some cases this is not wanted. To remove the leading article, set the parameter |article= to anything except "yes".

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{{Asia topic|suffix=national football team|title=National football teams of Asia|article=no|state=expanded}}

Result

Note that {{Asia topic}}, together with {{Europe topic}}, is the only continent-topic template to have an "article" parameter. In most other templates "the" is automatically included if there is no suffix and cannot be manually added or suppressed.

Adding or suppressing "(country)" for Georgia[edit]

In the link for Georgia, the disambiguator "(country)" is included unless a suffix is defined using either |suffix= or the second unnamed parameter. The |template= parameter overrides this behavior; set it to "yes" to explicitly include the disambiguator, or to anything else to suppress it.

The previously mentioned default behavior is different from that in {{Europe topic}}; in that template "(country)" is always included by default, regardless of whether a suffix is defined.

Altering the link used for a specific entity[edit]

To change the link used for a single state or dependency, the following entity-specific parameters are available. Most parameters are named after each entity's ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code; some states with limited recognition are not included in that standard and have parameters consisting of nonofficial two-letter codes preceded by the letter "X" (ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 user-assigned codes).

Sovereign states

  • |AF= Afghanistan
  • |AM= Armenia
  • |AZ= Azerbaijan
  • |BH= Bahrain
  • |BD= Bangladesh
  • |BT= Bhutan
  • |BN= Brunei
  • |MM= Burma (Myanmar)
  • |KH= Cambodia
  • |CN= China
  • |CY= Cyprus
  • |TL= East Timor (Timor-Leste)
  • |EG= Egypt
  • |GE= Georgia
  • |IN= India
  • |ID= Indonesia
  • |IR= Iran
  • |IQ= Iraq
  • |IL= Israel
  • |JP= Japan
  • |JO= Jordan
  • |KZ= Kazakhstan
  • |KP= North Korea
  • |KR= South Korea
  • |KW= Kuwait
  • |KG= Kyrgyzstan
  • |LA= Laos
  • |LB= Lebanon
  • |MY= Malaysia
  • |MV= Maldives
  • |MN= Mongolia
  • |NP= Nepal
  • |OM= Oman
  • |PK= Pakistan
  • |PH= Philippines
  • |QA= Qatar
  • |RU= Russia
  • |SA= Saudi Arabia
  • |SG= Singapore
  • |LK= Sri Lanka
  • |SY= Syria
  • |TJ= Tajikistan
  • |TH= Thailand
  • |TR= Turkey
  • |TM= Turkmenistan
  • |AE= United Arab Emirates
  • |UZ= Uzbekistan
  • |VN= Vietnam
  • |YE= Yemen

States with limited recognition

  • |XAB= Abkhazia
  • |XNK= Nagorno-Karabakh
  • |XNC= Northern Cyprus
  • |PS= Palestine (Palestinian territories)
  • |XSO= South Ossetia
  • |TW= Taiwan

Dependencies and other territories

  • |IO= British Indian Ocean Territory
  • |CX= Christmas Island
  • |CC= Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • |HK= Hong Kong
  • |MO= Macau

If a parameter is specified, but left blank, the respective entity will be omitted from the list. If set to anything else, it changes the link for the entity to the specified title. This can be used to correct an otherwise red link, or to bypass a redirect link per WP:BRINT.

To omit all dependencies if not applicable for the topic in question, set the parameter |countries_only= to any non-null value.

Templates implemented with Template:Asia topic[edit]

Full list (includes templates transcluding Asia topic in their documentation only)

See also[edit]