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WikiProject Central America is a WikiProject formed to create better articles for the countries of Central America, with a spirit of cooperation.

Goals[edit]

The goals of this project are to:

Scope[edit]

The scope of this project includes all articles in the following categories:

We acknowledge that there may be other WikiProjects, both now and in the future, which deal directly with individual nations or areas within the above. We are grateful for their efforts, and will concentrate our own on those areas which are not covered by a currently existing project.

Departments[edit]

Country-specific WikiProjects[edit]

Related WikiProjects[edit]

WikiProject Central America is one of the Latin American WikiProjects:

Continental Latin America 
Regional Caribbean | Central America | South America
Caribbean countries Cuba | Dominican Republic | Haiti | Puerto Rico 
Territories Guadeloupe | Martinique | Saint Barthelemy | Saint Martin | Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Central American countries Belize | Costa Rica | El Salvador | Guatemala | Honduras | Nicaragua | Panama 
North American countries Mexico  
South American countries Argentina | Bolivia | Brazil | Chile | Colombia | Ecuador | Guyana | Paraguay | Peru | Suriname | Uruguay | Venezuela 
Territories Falkland Islands | French Guiana | Galápagos Islands | South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Culture Argentine cinema | Argentine football |
History Mesoamerica | Latin American/Commonwealth Caribbean military history 
Society Indigenous peoples of the Americas

To do[edit]

Active Tasks[edit]

  • Identify and build consensus for the first area of focus for the project. A proposal has been made to make Central America the initial focus of collaboration.

Ongoing Maintenance[edit]

  • Place the {{WikiProject Central America}} banner on the talk pages of related articles that do not have a tag.
  • Monitor recent changes for any vandalism, upkeep, and improvement.
  • Add sources to /Unreferenced BLPs.
  • Maintain the Wikipedia:WikiProject Central America/Articles page, by category, so that they can appear on the recent changes page.
    • Belize - Last Updated: 2007-01-20
    • Central America - Last Updated: 2007-01-20
    • Costa Rica - Last Updated: 2007-01-20
    • El Salvador - Last Updated: 2007-01-21
    • Guatemala - Last Updated: 2007-01-20
    • Honduras - Last Updated: 2007-01-21
    • Nicaragua - Last Updated: 2007-01-21
    • Panama - Last Updated: 2007-01-21

Requested articles[edit]

Central American[edit]

Belize[edit]

Guatemala[edit]

Nicaragua[edit]

Panama[edit]

Costa Rica[edit]

El Salvador[edit]

Participants[edit]

  1. Badbilltucker (probably primarily in the project's administrative functions, leaving most of the article-related work to better qualified people; am fairly good at copyediting and maybe some sourcing of articles)
  2. SqueakBox 17:39, 20 December 2006 (UTC) Live in Honduras and work on the political and geographical articles of the region
  3. Srice13 16:41, 24 December 2006 (UTC) Currently too busy to participate, but hoping to return shortly.
  4. Cuete 09:17, 30 December 2006 (UTC)
  5. Notmyrealname 01:22, 8 January 2007 (UTC) I've lived all over. Having lots of fun going after vandals.
  6. --Aaronhumes 22:09, 2 January 2007 (UTC) As said on my talk page, I focus mainly on Belize and its people.
  7. 201.224.23.10 04:31, 5 April 2007 (UTC)]] (I know almost anything about Panamanian private companies, I'll try to be more accurate this time.)
  8. Oaxaca dan 05:07, 22 January 2007 (UTC) I'll get in on this - I'm a Mesoamerican archaeologist, so much of what I do will revolve around history, but I should be able to contribute to other stuff here and there.
  9. Groggy Dice (talk · contribs) 04:27, 23 January 2007 (UTC) I've been working on several related entries, particularly on Sandinista-era Nicaragua, so I might as well formally join this new Wikiproject.
  10. --cjllw | TALK 04:44, 25 January 2007 (UTC) I'm mainly involved with WP:MESO and pre-Columbian history, but would probably look to contribute in areas of geography and contemporary Cent.Am indigenous peoples & langs.
  11. Darwinek - Geographic articles.
  12. Rockero - I probably shouldn't be signing up for any new projects right now, but I just got back from Nicaragua with lots of literature containing information that needs to be added to WP.--Rockero 00:58, 27 January 2007 (UTC)
  13. Manuzel 08:07, 27 January 2007 (UTC) Sort of busy normally, but I´d like to help. Recommend we should make an effort to make every page from now on in duplicates, one in English and one in Spanish.
  14. Feeeshboy 05:58, 1 February 2007 (UTC) On board for copy-editing of main nation pages. I've had some experience working with pages for status upgrades, and I'd love to see these pages get up to GA.
  15. Daniel32708 I am a collector of coins/banknotes/stamps specialized on Costa Rica. I also have from other Central American nations. I have cooperated a lot in the Costa Rican Colón article (info and have uploaded images of many of my banknotes). I also know a lot about Costa Rican History and current events (I live in Costa Rica).
  16. A R King 06:11, 2 February 2007 (UTC) I lived in El Salvador from 2002 to 2005 working as a linguist on Nawat, the only surviving (but endangered) native language in ES, and helped found the Iniciativa para la Recuperación del Idioma Náhuat (IRIN). I am now based in the Basque Country but continue to support the effort and also have a scholarly interest in other CA languages (and minority languages generally). My main contribution will be language-related articles.
  17. ChaChaFut 20:29, 3 February 2007 (UTC) - Guatemala-related articles; international sports-related articles
  18. ·Maunus· tlahtōlli 15:25, 4 February 2007 (UTC)
  19. Magicartpro 17:42, 7 February 2007 (UTC)
  20. --Agrofe 14:05, 8 February 2007 (UTC)
  21. anriar 11 February 2007, I spent last summer in Nicaragua, am currently taking a class on NGO's and poverty in the country, and am planning on returning this coming summer. Most of what I know is about the FSLN era and the current political situation.
  22. Flag of Panama.svg Radioheadhst talk? 04:00, 14 February 2007 (UTC): I'm usually busy, but I try to contribute all I can. I am from Panama and I edit the articles about my country and have created some.
  23. -Flag of Nicaragua.svg LaNicoya (talk+contribs)14:48, 14 February 2007: Nicaragua has been what I've known my entire life i plan to contribute what i can.
  24. --WikiHonduras 16:45, 22 Februaryy 2007: Interested in Honduras, lived and study High School there. Interested in improving certaing periods, mostly about the 19th and first half of the 20th century were very littled data is available. Current events are of interest too.
  25. Asmadeus 15:10, 24 February 2007 (UTC) Will cover a lot of Belize pollinating with photographs taken across the country
  26. -- holand i have lived in Nicaragua
  27. -- guacamaya i grew up in El Salvador i stay in El Salvador at least once a year for months at a time i know much about the country and i would like to contribute all my knowledge to the article.
  28. -- Matteo747 lived in El Salvador since 2002, i have a MBA in international business and am currently working here on various business projects and proposals. I consider myself to know a lot about the culture,economic development, and tourism here first hand.
  29. - Cgingold 20:33, 2 April 2007 (UTC) My personal interest in the region dates to the late 70s, when the upheavals in Nicaragua, El Salvador & Guatemala aroused intense concern for myself and many others here in "the States".
  30. - Mt. Pleasant 04:00, 7 April 2007 (UTC) Lived in El Salvador for a couple years.
  31. - mjuarez 11:00, 13 April 2007 (UTC) Mostly Guatemala stuff, currently live in Guatemala City.
  32. naomi 21:59, 15 May 2007 (UTC) Contributing to Costa Rica at the moment. Specialties in Costa Rican geography, and conservation, biodiversity and protected areas issues.
  33. Jbmurray 05:40, 16 May 2007 (UTC) I've been trying to improve and expand Wikipedia content on Latin American studies and Latin American culture.
  34. - Azuran 18:48, 8 August 2007 (UTC) My main interest is sport-related articles. I will try to improve those types of articles and maybe create some in case they're needed or I have extra information that doesn't fit anywhere else.
  35. JorgeRodriguez 22:03, 26 August 2007 (UTC) - My interests are geography and demographics of C.A., as well as all related to C.R.
  36. User:DO56 - Mostly Belize, but all Central American topics interest me.
  37. Flag of the United Kingdom.svgZenOfWar - I want to sort Nicaragua out, then expand into other areas.
  38. John Carter (talk) 19:38, 29 December 2007 (UTC) - Primarily assessment, some copyediting.
  39. Lawikitejana (talk) 12:17, 30 December 2007 (UTC) - Married to a Salvadoran, have visited the country three times (northern/eastern regions only); several Honduran friends and one visit to that country; became interested in Guatemala from having chapín neighbors for a couple of years; have Panamanian colleague at school; have studied some about Nicaragua.
  40. Flag of Guatemala.svgUser:Frapoz (talk) 20:23, 2 January 2008 (UTC)- Specialize in Guatemalan aviation (airline, airliners, and airports) as well as Central American Aviation.
  41. Flag of Costa Rica.svgBernalj90 (talk) 19:51, 3 January 2008 (UTC) - Would like to help with the Costa Rican articles, which need lots of help. Most of them are right now stubs.
  42. Nando Cdl - I´m a panamenian. I´m of Panamenian and Italian descend. I would like to focus in the Panama City page expanding it and citing serius sources. Always triying to give credibility to the article.
  43. Fuente1328 / I'm from Nicaragua and interested in building a strong scientific-bounded history of this country which I love the most. Other projects also make my interest, but this the most.
  44. Rlendog (talk) 01:38, 22 February 2008 (UTC) - I would like to help with Costa Rica and other articles
  45. Zekolla (talk) 21:16, 8 April 2008 (UTC) Costa Rican. Working currently (learning to do this) on my geographical area. Focused on environment, geography & history.
  46. ♦Blofeld of SPECTRE♦ $1,000,000? 18:08, 15 June 2008 (UTC)
  47. Adumoul (talk) 21:16, 9 May 2009 (UTC) Belgo-Panamanian. Translation teacher in a Panamanian university. Working currently on translations En-Sp. Focused on environment, natural history, business & history.
  48. Narok04 (talk) Enhancing articles, such as proof reading & adding more information.
  49. Simplyfied - Guatemalan. Would like to help with translations from Spanish into English for Guatemala-related articles.
  50. Simon Burchell (talk) 12:03, 15 September 2009 (UTC) Mostly articles on, or related to, pre-Columbian Guatemala but occasionally I'll expand an article on a village or a folklore-related topic.
  51. Jrtayloriv (talk) 06:51, 18 October 2009 (UTC) --- Will be focusing primarily on Nicaragua and Mexico. I am mostly interested in politics and history after 1800, but especially the modern (post 1950) period, and this is where the majority of my edits will be focused.
  52. Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Nicaragua.svg Mbhskid520 14:46, 09 November 2009 (UTC) My focus will be mostly on Nicaragua. Residing in New York City, (but studying in Syracuse, NY), I trace my heritage roots there and I visit family there during summers when I can. Studying at Syracuse University, I have realized that Nicaragua has played a larger role in Latin American affairs, particulaly in language. However, I am currently working on various articles that link Nicaragua together to mold a larger picture. I have photos on my old cameras (dear Lord), that I can use to link up articles together. Overall, Nicaragua and Central America are my main international interests.
  53. Moogwrench (talk) 02:17, 10 December 2009 (UTC) I have lived on and off in Honduras for the last 10 years, and have traveled through El Salvador and Guatemala.
  54. MJPRDP 10:18 January 2010 (UTC) I worked for a non-profit in Talamanca, Limón, Costa Rica for various years. Just significantly upgraded the "Limón province" and "Limón" articles.
  55. Flag of El Salvador.svg Flag of the United States.svgHouse1090 (talk) 22:08, 17 June 2010 (UTC) Flag of El Salvador.svg I'm Salvadoran-American, know quite a bit about Central America (C.A. researcher). I will mainly contribute to Salvadoran articles, but Central America will be my goal. I am a believer that Mexico is not part of Central America and that will be one of my main disputes in the C. American talk pages. Either way I want to help and contribute in anyway I possibly can.
  56. Gumr51 (talk) 22:08, 17 June 2010 (UTC) I am a citizen of the planet and interested in contributing with bilingual articles on cultures and archaeological sites in the continent. Currently I have some articles about Nicaragua, Los Placeres, two that I am having difficulties with (Zapatera and Leon Viejo) and a couple other that soon will be ready, need some help.
  57. Catrachos (talk) 02:44, 10 January 2011 (UTC) I'll start out working on two municipalities in Honduras (Protección, Santa Bárbara & San Antonio de Cortés), where I served in Peace Corps and my wife was born, respectively. I'll be down there next month and get pictures & try to dig up recent data. If this turns out well, I'll see where else I may be of use.
  58. Arjuno (talk 16:59, 19 January 2011 (UTC) - Mostly Guatemala.
  59. karlpopper91 (talk) 18:28, 17th May 2011 (UTC) - main interest is in the history of Nicaragua and El Salvador and the contemporary politics of Nicaragua
  60. Sammyiampchn (talk) 11:11, 24 June 2011 (UTC) - Currently a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras. As part of my third goal (bringing back Honduran culture) I am working on articles about Northern Olancho where I am for the next two years.
  61. Rindolphus (talk) 10:41, 13 May 2012 (UTC) - Guatemalan academic living in The Netherlands. I would like to help improve objectivity and accuracy on articles about Guatemala. I have a particular interest in economic history.
  62. kawaii♥bot (talk) 09:25, 2 June 2012 (UTC)
  63. Nelson Gladwell (talk) 07:18, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
  64. Charly2807 (talk) 16:00, 25 May 2013 (UTC)
  65. Fénixa (talk) 02:34, 29 April 2014 (UTC) Professional Nicaraguan residing in Florida and interested in film, history, and culture.
  66. MizOre(talk) 15:05, 13 July 2014 (UTC) American living in Nicaragua with a couple of cameras.
  67. Eddy-Ex (talk) 12:38, 28 August, 2014.. Belize music and cutlure

Recognized content[edit]

Featured articles[edit]

Former featured articles[edit]

Featured lists[edit]

A-Class articles[edit]

Good articles[edit]

Former good articles[edit]

Did you know? articles[edit]

In the News articles[edit]


Templates[edit]

Project banner[edit]

  • {{WikiProject Central America}} is the project banner, to be added to the talk pages of all articles which fall within the scope of the project.

Stubs[edit]

  • {{CentralAm-stub}} - Stub template to be added to articles relating to Central America which are not included in any of the more specific stub types below; to be put on the bottom of each article page.
    • {{Belize-stub}} - Stub template for articles relating to Belize; to be put on the bottom of each article page.
      • {{Belize-geo-stub}} - Stub template for articles relating to the geography of Belize; to be put on the bottom of each article page.
    • {{CostaRica-stub}} - Stub template for articles relating to Costa Rica; to be put on the bottom of each article page.
      • {{CostaRica-geo-stub}} - Stub template for articles relating to the geography of Costa Rica; to be put on the bottom of each article page.
      • {{CostaRica-protected-area-stub}} - Stub template for articles relating to protected areas in Costa Rica; to be put on the bottom of each article page.
    • {{ElSalvador-stub}} - Stub template for articles relating to El Salvador; to be put on the bottom of each article page.
      • {{ElSalvador-geo-stub}} - Stub template for articles relating to the geography of El Salvador; to be put on the bottom of each article page.
    • {{Guatemala-stub}} - Stub template for articles relating to Guatemala; to be put on the bottom of each article page.
      • {{Guatemala-geo-stub}} - Stub template for articles relating to the geography of Guatemala; to be put on the bottom of each article page.
      • {{Guatemala-bio-stub}} - Stub template for articles relating to the Guatemalan people; to be put on the bottom of each article page.
    • {{Honduras-stub}} - Stub template for articles relating to Honduras; to be put on the bottom of each article page.
      • {{Honduras-geo-stub}} - Stub template for articles relating to the geography of Honduras; to be put on the bottom of each article page.
    • {{Nicaragua-stub}} - Stub template for articles relating to Nicaragua; to be put on the bottom of each article page.
      • {{Nicaragua-geo-stub}} - Stub template for articles relating to the geography of Nicaragua; to be put on the bottom of each article page.
      • {{Nicaragua-bio-stub}} - Stub template for articles relating to Nicaraguan people; to be put on the bottom of each article page.
    • {{Panama-stub}} - Stub template for articles relating to Panama; to be put on the bottom of each article page.
      • {{Panama-bio-stub}} - Stub template for articles relating to Panamanian people; to be put on the bottom of each article page.
      • {{Panama-geo-stub}} - Stub template for articles relating to the geography of Panama; to be put on the bottom of each article page.

Userboxes[edit]

Resources[edit]

There are a huge number of resources available for this area. Please see the page of the specific country or area in which you are interested for the ones applicable for your specific interest.

Periodicals[edit]

The following periodicals are indexed and available from subscription databanks for the time periods indicated. The material may be in audio, video, abstract, citation, or full text format. To obtain information, send me an e-mail with your e-mail address and the specific subject of interest, and I will forward to you the information I find. John Carter (talk) 18:41, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

  • Americas: A Quarterly Review of Inter-American Culture and History (1977-on)

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