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Some Wikipedians have formed a project to better organize information in articles related to Eritrea. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page and see the to-do list there.

Title[edit]

WikiProject on Eritrea

Scope[edit]

The main aim of this WikiProject is to develop consistently formatted articles relating to Eritrea and to improve the standard of these articles.

The scope of this WikiProject is any article relating to Eritrea or the People of Eritrea.

Article alerts[edit]

Categories for discussion

Participants[edit]

If you want to help out, just add your name (by clicking 'edit' to the right in this section and typing " # ~~~~ " at the next space on the list) and join in! If you would like you should also let people know what you will be working on.

  1. Merhawie 05:44, 1 April 2006 (UTC) -- I will mostly be filling out the general articles but may try to go into particular depth in the Government related articles when that is done. I will also be trying to maintain this group and facilitate.
  2. Tron9698 06;17, 1 April 2006 (UTC) - General work on Eritrea and the demographics of Eritrea (ethnic groups, religion etc). Major work done on Eritrea, Religion in Eritrea, Tigray-Tigrinya people, Hazega, Tsazega...
  3. Yom 06:32, 1 April 2006 (UTC)
  4. Nadeana 03:20, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
  5. Erigirl05 19:56, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
  6. Asmarina 6:30, 8 April 2006 (UTC)
  7. Ted87 00:08, 25 April 2006 (UTC)
  8. Jordanwaladmehlab 23:22, 5 June 2006 (UTC)
  9. Cluckbang 06:32, 1 April 2006 (UTC)
  10. Yonas Abraham (talk) 13:39, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
  11. Vicioustrader 18:40, 28 August 2006 (UTC)
  12. Merhawit 01:20, 9 September 2006 (UTC)
  13. Zeragito 02:36, 3 October 2006 (UTC)
  14. Yemane Berhane -- I will be contributing in the high tech development section.
  15. MikeG (talk) 21:33, 31 December 2006 (UTC) — Will continue working on Tigrinya language, possibly also Tigre language.
  16. Wiki Raja 19:53, 14 March 2007 (UTC)
  17. DuilioM (talk) 16:18, 10 November 2008 (UTC)----- I will participate in Eritrean articles related to the Italians in Eritrea (like Italian Eritreans).
  18. User:Middayexpress - general information
  19. Ericandude (talk) 14:49, 30 August 2012 (UTC)(UTC) - Priority--> List of massacres committed during the Eritrean War of Independence, Eritrean-Ethiopian War, YPFDJ
  20. Dÿrlegur (talk) 07:18, 10 August 2011 (UTC)
  21. ybt 3:17, 24 January 2013 (UTC) - General work on Eritrea
  22. HOA Monitor (talk) 12:59, 22 December 2013 (UTC) General information and current events
  23. Vetrisimino0 (talk) 05:56, 12 June 2014 (UTC) General work on Eritrea

Writing articles[edit]

Brief overview of Wikipedia:Guide to writing better articles.

Layout[edit]

  • Introductory material: Good articles should start with a brief lead section which introduces the reader to the topic.
  • Size:Articles should be kept relatively short with mostly only necessary information. When articles grow past this amount of readable text, they should be broken up to improve readability and ease of editing.
  • Paragraphs: Remember that paragraphs should be relatively short to reduce eyestrain, but not too short. If it does manage to become too long, divide it up into separate paragraphs with similar themes.
  • Headings: Headings can help clarify articles and compose the table of contents. For more information, see Wikipedia:Section.
  • Images: If the article can be illustrated with pictures, find an appropriate place to position these images, where they relate closely to text they illustrate.
  • Standard appendices: Other optional sections can be included as well. This includes quotations, related topics, references, and external links (also called further reading).
  • Also, please see Wikipedia:Long article layout or Wikipedia:Article size if the article manages to become too large.

Think of the reader[edit]

  • State the obvious, which is usually done at the first sentence or two of the article.
  • Have a Lead section, a section before the first headline. It should establish significances, large implications and why we should care.
  • Use other languages sparingly, and make sure it is used only as extra information, not something the reader needs to know to understand the article. However, in the English-language Wikipedia, the English form does not always have to come first, sometimes the non-English word is better as the main text with the English in parentheses or set off by commas after it, and sometimes not.
  • Use colour sparingly, as too many colours on one page make them look cluttered and unencyclopedic.

Use clear, precise and accurate terms[edit]

  • Use short sentences and lists with only necessary words, and sometimes using periods rather than commas (though this does not mean one should use fewer words).
  • Use the principle of least astonishment. Be sure to plan your pages and links so that everything appears reasonable and makes sense.
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  • Be sure to pay attention to spelling and grammar, especially of new page names.
  • Avoid peacock and weasel terms that show off the subject or expresses opinions.
  • When making an article, make omissions explicit and always aim for completeness.

When adding material to the biography of a living person[edit]

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Other issues[edit]

  • Do not use honorifics or titles such as Mr, Ms, Rev, Doctor, etc.
  • Avoid inappropriate subjects. Please remember Wikipedia is not an advertising medium or home page service.
  • Avoid making your articles orphans and be sure to add links. However when you do create links, link only one or a few instances of the same term; don't link all instances of it. See also: Wikipedia:Links.
  • For issues involving pronouns, see m:Quest for gender-neutral pronouns and the discussion.
  • Remember to integrate changes. For example, when you make a change to some text, rather than appending the new text you'd like to see included at the bottom of the page, if you feel so motivated, please place and edit your comments so that they flow seamlessly with the present text.
  • Be sure to remember that unimportant things are important, too.
  • Everyone makes mistakes, though try to avoid making common mistakes.
  • It is best to make a personal copy of an article, just in case you get into some sort of edit war or a revert war. However, be sure to stay cool

Recognized content[edit]

Featured articles[edit]

Good articles[edit]

Did You Knows (DYKs)[edit]

Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team release version selections[edit]

Formerly recognized content[edit]

Former featured articles[edit]

Former good articles[edit]

Structure & Organization[edit]

A structure for articles relating to the Eritrea and the People of Eritrea has not yet been agreed.

Requests[edit]

Templates[edit]

Project[edit]

Please use this template for assessments: {{AfricaProject|Eritrea=yes}}

Navboxes[edit]

Government[edit]

These templates should be used when creating pages related to the Eritrean Government.

This template should be used in pages related to the Politics in Eritrea series.

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Userboxes[edit]

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Resources[edit]

  • Books
    • Habteselassie, Bereket (2002). The Making of the Eritrean Constitution. Red Sea Press. ISBN 1569021619. 
    • Cliffe, Lionel; Davidson, Basil (1988). The Long Struggle of Eritrea for Independence and Constructive Peace. Red Sea Press. ISBN 0932415377. 
    • Favali, Lyda; Pateman, Roy (2003). Blood, Land, and Sex. Indiana University Press. ISBN 0253215773. 
    • Killion, Tom (1998). Historical Dictionary of Eritrea. The Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0810834375. 
    • Habteselassie, Bereket (1989). Eritrea and the United Nations and Other Essays. Red Sea Press. ISBN 0932415121. 
    • Gebremedhin, Naigzy; Denison, Edward; Ren, Guang Yu (2005). Massawa: A Guide to the Built Environment. Asmara: Francescana Printing Press. 
    • Gebremedhin, Naigzy; Denison, Edward; Ren, Guang Yu (2003). Asmara: A Guide to the Built Environment. Asmara: Francescana Printing Press. 
    • Gebremedhin, Tesfa (2001). Women, Tradition, and Development: A Case Study of Eritrea. Red Sea Press. ISBN 156902152X. 
    • Rena, Ravinder (2006). A Handbook on The Eritrean Economy. New Africa Press. ISBN 0-9802534-6-2. 
    • Rena, Ravinder (2006). Financial Institutions in Eritrea. New Africa Press. ISBN 0-9802534-8-9. 
  • Magazines
    • Lechenperg, Harald (September 1935). "With the Italians in Eritrea: Torrid Colony Between the Red Sea and Ethiopia, 2,600 Miles by Sea from Rome, Is Mobilization Place of Fascist Troops and Planes" (Print) (in English). National Geographic. pp. 265–295. 
    • Suau, Anthony (September 1985). "Eritrea in Rebellion" (Print) (in English). National Geographic. pp. 384–405. 
    • Cobb, Charles (June 1996). "Eritrea Wins the Peace" (Print) (in English). National Geographic. pp. 82–105. 

More sources will be added as soon as they are vetted.

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