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La Castanyada[edit]

Hello! I'm not sure if this project is still active, but I would be really grateful if someone could check Castanyada for me. I just translated it from the article on the Catalan Wikipedia, but my Catalan is nowhere near perfect. Thanks! —Celestianpower háblame

Review: municipalities of the Land of Valencia[edit]

Reviewing official names and prompting requested moves


List of municipalities in Castellón
List of municipalities in Valencia
List of municipalities in Alicante


  • Review official names, as politics and laws change.
  • Defined names with either a Valencian or Castilian name stay unchanged, e.g. Dénia, Gandia (Valencian) or Orihuela, Villalonga (Castilian)
  • Use dual official names (separated by a forward slash) for localities that haven't been adapted into English, same as the Basque Country, Navarre, or the Swiss city of Biel/Bienne; e.g. Benitachell/El Poble Nou de Benitatxell.

Firsts attempts:

La Nucia (see talk:La Nucía)
Peníscola/Peñíscola (see talk:Peñíscola)
San Vicente del Raspeig/Sant Vicent del Raspeig (see talk:San Vicente del Raspeig).
Benicàssim (see talk:Benicasim)
Les Alqueries (see talk:Alquerías del Niño Perdido)

Other moves I made (without involving moves requests):

Facheca → Fageca (only official form, as Benigembla)
Gallinera → La Vall de Gallinera
Vall de Alcalá → La Vall d'Alcalà
Montroy → Montroi
Sant Joan de l'Ènova (former name) → Sant Joanet

I think we should make a list here with changes, and discuss it, rather than doing it article by article. It seems there are many mistakes, especially in the Valencia and Castellon provinces. Jɑυмe (xarrades) 08:35, 25 February 2011 (UTC)


Articles that should be moved to original names[edit]

Art of Catalonia[edit]

(Note: I have been redirected here from Wikipedia:WikiProject Arts and Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Visual arts)

I have recently endeavored to translate this article over to the English Wikipedia. Due to me not being the most experienced person in the Catalonian language, some help from people knowledgeable in Catalonian artwork, or who know the Catalonian language very well would really help. Also i wanted to know if the article crossed over with any articles in this WikiProject. I know there is no explicit article on such a subject, but i wanted to know how much it crossed over with such pages as Spanish art. The article now rests at User:Coin945/Art of Catalonia. Thanks.--Coin945 (talk) 08:21, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

Have you tried the Catalonian project on en:wikipedia for language help, or the Catalan wikipedia? You are unluikely to find Catalan speakers here. Spanish art is very poor indeed; I wouldn't worry about overlap. It stops at the Gothic - is there more? Some references in English also would be nice. Meanwhile the English is often pretty rough - is it based on a machine translation? Johnbod (talk) 10:47, 15 April 2011 (UTC)
I'm taking it one step at a time, translating over the article bit by bit, and adding in references/links as i go. That's why the article is only up to Gothic Art. Lately I've focused more on these two aspects rather than the actual translation... which is why its very rough at the moment.--Coin945 (talk) 09:09, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

Antoni Gaudí GA review[edit]

The article Antoni Gaudí is currently under Good Article review. There are just a few more cleanup details left so it can pass. Any help would be appreciated. Elizium23 (talk) 07:04, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:Barcelona#A few changes[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Barcelona#A few changes. Elizium23 (talk) 00:32, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

Scope of this project[edit]

Does this project cover articles such as the train network of Catalonia? Liam987 11:37, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

AFD's of Catalonia articles and suggestion[edit]

There are about 12 Catalonia articles up for deletion (see today's AFD's). Most are on obscure political historical topics, have no editors, and no sources, but good content. One suggestion would be to create a "Political History of Catalonia" article and put all of those orphans into it and bring them out of obscurity so that they can get a bit of attention. Or else give the individual article some attention. Sincerely,North8000 (talk) 13:12, 3 March 2012 (UTC)

portaits of catalan writers[edit]

Hi, in the wikiArS project with Llotja school of art, in witch I'm involved, the illustration student Albert Pons had produced free licence portaits of 20th-century catalan writers. If someone wants to use them in any article you can found it here or here. --Dvdgmz (talk) 11:18, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

Aljub de la Font Santa[edit]

Could somebody check Aljub de la Font Santa and translate (on Commons) the plaque depicted there, please? It might be worth translating the article to the Catalan Wikipedia, also. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:19, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

  • Hi Andy, I'm not sure where you want the translation so I'm writing it here: The restoration of this well, started in 2007 and completed in 2009, was unveiled being Mayor of Campos Mr. Guillem Ginard Sala and President of the Mancomunitat Migjorn Mallorca Mr. Joan Juan Pons. 8 May 2009.--Sergi Bio (talk) 00:30, 11 May 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. I originally wanted it on the image's page on commons, but I think I will add it to the article also. Perhaps you could translate the article onto ca.Wikipedia? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 15:27, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

Miquel Capllonch Rotger[edit]

I translated Miquel Capllonch Rotger from the Catalan Wikipedia, using Google Translate; can somebody check it, please? Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 11:20, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

Spanish MOS Needed?[edit]

This is copied from what was pasted on WP:SPAIN and a couple of other Talk pages

I noted three months back to a couple of IPA pronunciation expert editors that Category:Wikipedia_Manual_of_Style_(regional) has:

but not:

Is there really nothing at all that could benefit by giving guidance? For instance:
  1. Like when to use a Catalan place name, when to use a Spanish one?
  2. Like whether to use accents on capitals, like Oscar or Óscar?
  3. IPA pronunciation?
  4. Spelling between Iberian and American varieties of Spanish?
  5. How to treat Quechua (Runa Simi) and other articles?
  6. and so on?

In ictu oculi (talk) 07:52, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

Els Montesinos[edit]

I saw that Els Montesinos is missing. The article in others Wikipedias: ca:Els Montesinos, es:Los Montesinos--Vivaelcelta {discussion  · contributions} 20:53, 12 January 2013 (UTC)


This article could use more information. Bearian (talk) 16:50, 9 April 2013 (UTC)


Please see contributions of editor Gavanzo, who is out to remove reference to Catalan nationality in biographies of prominent Catalan people. Elizium23 (talk) 07:31, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

New article Cant de la Senyera[edit]

An IP mentioned our surprising lack of Cant de la Senyera at, so I translated the version (which is not great, nor is the and then fleshed it out with more citations, etc. If anyone is good in Catalan or Spanish and wants to take some of my footnotes and content back to those articles (which really need expanding) feel free. MatthewVanitas (talk) 16:29, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:Antoni Gaudí#Catalan[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Antoni Gaudí#Catalan. Elizium23 (talk) 21:06, 11 September 2013 (UTC)


Maybe a good idea to reactivate the project would be translate ca:Viquiprojecte:Els 1000 Articles sobre la cultura catalana que tota viquipèdia hauria de tenir and use it as an "official" list of articles to take priority. Paucabot (talk) 06:18, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Alerts bot not activated[edit]

Hi, I just came to see how Talk:Flag of MinorcaFlag of Menorca was showing on the Alerts page and cannot find the Alerts page: Wikipedia:WikiProject Catalan-speaking countries/Article alerts. Is the bot not activated for this project? Cheers. In ictu oculi (talk) 06:56, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

Redlink answers question. In ictu oculi (talk) 06:56, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

Request for experts to mediate[edit]

Hi, I have been disputing with User:Walter Görlitz on whether the full name of Pep Guardiola, Josep Guardiola i Sala, is a Spanish or Catalan name. I said to him that due to the "i" connective (Catalan for "and", and mentioned in law), it is a Catalan name, which he has referred to as nonsense. Can an expert, with an opinion on any side of the argument, come to Talk:Pep Guardiola thank you The Almightey Drill (talk) 21:55, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Please see the article's talk page before making any changes. Thank you. Walter Görlitz (talk) 22:40, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride 2014, a campaign to create and improve LGBT-related content at Wikipedia and its sister projects. The campaign will take place throughout the month of June, culminating with a multinational edit-a-thon on June 21. Meetups are being held in some cities, or you can participate remotely. All constructive edits are welcome in order to contribute to Wikipedia's mission of providing quality, accurate information. Articles within Category:LGBT in Europe may be of particular interest. You can also upload LGBT-related images by participating in Wikimedia Commons' LGBT-related photo challenge. You are encouraged to share the results of your work here. Happy editing! --Another Believer (Talk) 18:52, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

WTF?? Is it a joke?[edit]

There are no countries where people speak catalonian. Only Spain! Anyway spanish is spoken around half of world. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:07, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure Catalan is spoken in parts of Spain and France, even a small part of Italy. And then there's Andorra, where it is the only language. So, no, Catalan is not only spoken in Spain. Certainly Canada is "French-speaking" even though French isn't spoken everywhere. Dittto English. Ditto Inuit. It's great that Spanish is spoken "around half the world" (okay, not really), but that's not terribly relevant to the name.RangerRichard (talk) 08:25, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

Agreed. There are bound to be interesting topics related to this language and those who speak it, and it's good to have a place to discuss them, even if the language isn't used by everyone in a country. For example, folk songs, poetry, literature, dance, architecture, customs, fashion, recipes, stories.... many of which are best enjoyed in the original language. Which reminds me, here's a page: Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Festa Major of Vilafranca del Penedès which will soon be deleted unless someone who speaks the language can find some independent sources to improve it. —Anne Delong (talk) 21:52, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

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I am translating/adapting articles from cawiki on the castellers field. So far I have created:

Please help me improve these articles and create new ones on the subject. The templates and the pages for each tower, may help people maintain the pages for each group, making it easier to mimic articles already in cawiki.

Thanks! Salut i castells! --JordiGran (talk) 10:28, 20 January 2015 (UTC)