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Old talk[edit]

I would like to announce the establishment of the Wikipedia:Caribbean Wikipedians' notice board. Anyone with an interest in the Caribbean is welcome to join in. Guettarda 1 July 2005 13:37 (UTC)

Also Blowing Rock, Little Island, Rabbit Island and Seal Island having wrong links... x Lajsikonik, currently unlogged, just as IP.

Pronunciation[edit]

How is the name officially pronounced - the English (ang-wee-lah?) or the Spanish way? Please, reply in English at bg:Беседа:Малки Антили#Ангиля или Ангуила. Also, I think it's useful information that should be added to the title section of the article. Flag of Bulgaria.svg Christomir

The English way. --Gruepig 18:10, 5 August 2006 (UTC)
Locally, I find people tend to lower the second syllable a bit (so it would be ang-will-uh, to my ear). Legis 15:28, 7 September 2006 (UTC)
Yes, we cringe when we hear "Ang-will-uh"... It's a common joke on island that airline hostess can never pronounce the name as we would. 204.14.252.103 01:42, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

"Anguillan" or "Anguillian"?[edit]

I'm not entirely sure whether the correct adjective is "Anguillan" or "Anguillian". Dictionaries seem to list only "Anguillan", but actual usage seems divided. Is one form preferable or are they both equally acceptable? Matt 20:38, 12 September 2006 (UTC).

One of my favorite sites (http://www.anguilla-beaches.com/) calls inhabitants "Anguillians." She should know, she's there a couple of times a year with her family apparently. Speaking of which, I notice that her site's not listed in the External Sites section anymore (??)Maltiti 22:55, 13 September 2006 (UTC)
Update: I re-added the "Anguilla Beaches" site with an additional mention of videos that I just found. A one of a kind resource for a one of a kind island. I can't wait to visit. Err, but Grenada first or my parents will have my head! Maltiti 23:11, 13 September 2006 (UTC)
I am an Anguillian and while the dictionary may not say that specifically, it's what we call ourselves... I am a firm believer in the language reflecting the people who it applies to. 204.14.252.103 01:40, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

References[edit]

There doesn't seem to be any way I can correctly add a reference for my source to the previously existing Reference section with the footnoted reference. (Every way I've tried removes the existing footnote.) I tried doing it as a footnote also, but it gave it the number 1, which is already in use by the other (completely unrelated) footnote. So that doesn't seem like it will work. It's really ludicrous to have two References sections, but at this point I can't come up with a better solution. Any ideas? Fortuna13 22:04, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

There is a broken link in References, but no way to correct it (Anguilla's History, Government of Anguilla website) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.57.237.58 (talk) 13:31, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

Errors[edit]

According to your post, Anguilla is the ONLY former british colony that does not accept cricket as its national sport. This is an error as India lists Field Hockey as it's national sport even though Cricket is the most popular game in the sub-continent. You may refer to the following link. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India#Culture —Preceding unsigned comment added by 61.95.206.107 (talk) 07:52, August 27, 2007 (UTC)

Proposed WikiProject[edit]

There is now a proposed WikiProject for the Caribbean area, including Anguilla, at Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals#Caribbean. Interested parties should add their names there so we can determine if there is enough interest to start such a project in earnest. Thank you for your attention. Badbilltucker 16:52, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

uk residency[edit]

is an anguilan entitled to uk residency —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 86.139.244.60 (talk) 15:08, 12 February 2007 (UTC).

Generally yes, as folks in Angullia were granted British Citizenship under the British Overseas Territories Act 2002. IANAL, though.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Hoshie (talkcontribs).
It's a straight yes. Anyone born in the British Overseas Territories (apart from the Sovereign Base Areas) are "British Overseas Territories citizens" and have full settlement rights in the UK per any other British citizen. 86.7.211.128 (talk) 01:41, 14 February 2010 (UTC)

Anguilla Rebellion[edit]

How come this most outstanding rebellion and the subsequent "British invasion" does not get more coverage? The story I read in a newspaper a long time ago is a scribtwriters dream and even true.

http://website.lineone.net/~bwir/anguilla.htm#Invasion.Markus Becker02 (talk) 15:05, 13 August 2008 (UTC)


Couldn't agree more!

Check out the following links to web pages/sites about ANGUILLA RISING, a major, epic feature film project that's soon to be underway about Anguilla's revolution:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Anguilla-Rising/148526402952 http://www.anguillarising.com www.anguillarising.com] Axamooncusser (talk) 11:48, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

Just a quick question[edit]

So Anguilla is not an independent country, but rather simply a territory of Britain? I just wanted to be clear on whether it's independent or not. Elfred (talk) 05:29, 24 July 2009 (UTC)

No, Anguilla is self-governing but not independent. Flosssock1 (talk) 12:41, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

Item to change on The Valley page (incorrect table name)[edit]

I'm copying this here because it will get very little attention on the page in question. On the page for The Valley, there is a very small table showing The Valley's population at several points in time. It is incorrectly labeled "Change in Population." (The table doesn't give any change statistics, it just shows what the population was for each year listed. It does not say how that number increased or decreased. It only shows "change in population" by inference.) I'd like to retitle it simply as "Population" or "Population by Year," but I can't do that in the normal edit mode. The text "change in..." doesn't show up anywhere. Thanks for the help. I wrote this comment originally on the discussion board for The Valley. Holy (talk) 22:58, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Split[edit]

I do not support splitting the culture section into a separate article at the moment. Its size seems in proportion to the rest of the article. If a separate article was made, then a summary of the key information would need to be retained here for completeness anyway, and it all adds duplication and maintenance effort, which is magnified for these relatively low-trffic pages. In such cases the specialist spin-off articles and main articles tend to get randomly updated and soon get out of sync. Unless the section grows excessively long I would leave things as they are. 86.171.43.54 (talk) 03:33, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

Picture needed[edit]

We desperately need a picture of the capital The Valley.

Could someone who is from Anguilla or has visited there please upload one? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.14.181.13 (talk) 11:04, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

✔ Done! --Rvd4life (talk) 11:41, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

"The" descendants of slaves[edit]

In the article I read: "The majority of residents (90.08%) are black, the descendants of slaves transported from Africa." I suggest changing this to: "The majority of residents (90.08%) are black, including descendants of slaves transported from Africa.", assuming some black people could be other than descendants of slaves and some descendants of slaves could have left Anguilla in which case no longer are (all) the descendants on Anguilla.Redav (talk) 12:52, 30 August 2014 (UTC)