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SRI LANKAN ASYLUM SEEKERS[edit]

SOMEONE NEEDS TO INCLUDE A PARAGRAPH IN THE MAIN ARTICLE RELATED TO THIS DEVELOPMENT: There are recent reports of an influx of Sri Lankans seeking asylum in Australia, landing in flimsy boats on the Cocos. Without adequate infrastructure on the islands to house and process these refugees, the Australian authorities are struggling to cope. 13 June 2012 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 14.136.179.144 (talk) 02:31, 13 June 2012 (UTC)

Merging transport section[edit]

It can easily be covered in this main article. LibStar (talk) 07:23, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Support merger. How do we make it so? --DThomsen8 (talk) 13:57, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Obsolete Emblem[edit]

The emblem showed is obsolete, SEE: COUNCIL OF COCOS ISLANDS SHIRE Siteweb

--Proof02 (discusión) 11:34 28 ene 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Proof02 (talkcontribs)

Requested move[edit]

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Not moved. WP:SNOW. Vegaswikian (talk) 22:31, 4 August 2010 (UTC)

Cocos (Keeling) IslandsCocos Islands — The title should be the most common form of the name (WP:COMMONNAME), and I doubt that "Cocos (Keeling) Islands" is very commonly used name. The parenthesis should be used for disambiguation reasons, but as there are no other Cocos Islands than these, there is no need to disambiguate (there is "Cocos Island", but "Cocos Islands" redirects to this article). The official name should be mentioned in the opening section, bu there is no need to insist on the official name for the title, if the official form is so uncommon. Vanjagenije (talk) 01:09, 2 August 2010 (UTC)

Comment: Google Books search returns 24,900 hits for "Cocos Islands" [1] and 17,300 for "Cocos (Keeling) Islands" [2], while it returns 8,430 hits for "Keeling Islands" [3]. This shows that "Cocos Islands" is the most commonly used form in English language and should be used for the article title, as per WP:COMMONNAME. Vanjagenije (talk) 01:13, 2 August 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose without other evidence of local usage. This Ghits crap is getting tiresome. Local governance is by the "Shire of Cocos (Keeling) Islands". "Cocos (Keeling) Islands" is what appears on the car registration plates[4], postage stamps[5][6], a coin[7], and on other signage in the islands[8]. The act transferring the islands to Australia was the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955. The post is mailed to "Cocos (Keeling) Islands, WA." The WA government uses this form[9] as does the tourist bureau[10] and other private local interests[11][12]. — AjaxSmack 02:45, 2 August 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose Pretty clear that the "(Keeling)" part is not for dab, but part of the official name. Chanheigeorge (talk) 08:29, 2 August 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose The "(Keeling)" is part of the official name of the island group. See here for Geoscience Australia's listing. -- Mattinbgn (talk) 00:16, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose. In addition to the above reasons, this the correct legal name for the territory: see the Cocos (Keeling) Islands Act 1955.[13] --Mkativerata (talk) 00:25, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose for the same reasons as outlined by the previous editors. Dan arndt (talk) 00:52, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose pretty much in line with above, especially AjaxSmack. Frickeg (talk) 01:18, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose official name as explained above- and used in that form on their postage stamps etc (Crusoe8181 (talk) 01:22, 3 August 2010 (UTC)).
  • Oppose, as an Australian, whenever I hear about the islands in the media, it is always as Cocos (Keeling) or some variation. I have never heard it as purely Cocos. --Roisterer (talk) 02:48, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose - the name is certainly a curiosity but I have never heard them being called just Cocos Islands. If you look at the local council's website, it is clear that this is the official name. Plus the proposed name would be quite close to some of the other Cocos (Coco Islands, Cocos Island, Cocos Island (Guam)).
  • Oppose Cocos Islands is in effect a colloquial name so it's not surprising it gets more hits, but Cocos (Keeling) Islands are the correct legal name. Orderinchaos 09:49, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose as per others. The nominator is correct that WP:COMMONNAME applies, but the common name is Cocos (Keeling) Islands. --AussieLegend (talk) 15:08, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose, and I'd dispute the cite of WP:COMMONNAME. I've never heard it as just "Cocos"; I've only ever seen it written "Cocos (Keeling)" or "Cocos-Keeling". Night w (talk) 09:05, 4 August 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose in line with most comments made above - never seen it in the hard paper Indian Ocean bibliographies that I have dealt with have it as Cocos only SatuSuro 13:17, 4 August 2010 (UTC)
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Etymology[edit]

Although not explicitly stated, it's easy to surmise why they were named the Keeling Islands. But where did the Cocos name come from? Was that a Malay or another Asian-language name for the atoll? --GentlemanGhost (talk) 20:55, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

Wrong translation[edit]

Maju Pulu Kita is not "Our developed island" but "Onward our Island". 222.164.120.160 (talk) 13:02, 14 July 2012 (UTC)

source[edit]

James Cogan has written for the World Socialist Web Site that airbase construction at Cocos is one component of Obama's "pivot" towards Asia, facilitating control the sea lanes between the Indian and Pacific Oceans and potentially allowing US forces to enforce a blockade against China.[19] (emphasis mine)

the world socialist web site as a source? seriously? 76.168.166.62 (talk) 22:44, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

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Two Files/articles[edit]

The islands occur as two files in Wikipedia. One under Cocos Islands and the other Cocos (Keeling) Islands. One in the Pacific and the other in the Indian Ocean. Osborne 20:10, 29 January 2014 (UTC) My addition here refers to the Islands in the Indian Ocean - correct file (Is "File" the best name - I think not but am getting fussed!)

Merge transport article[edit]

It's been five years since the proposal to merge Transport in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands into Cocos (Keeling) Islands and no one has objected. I propose to go ahead with this now. Kendall-K1 (talk) 19:58, 17 March 2014 (UTC)

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Antipodes[edit]

I've removed this sentence:

Cocos (Keeling) Island is located on the opposite side of the globe from Corn Island, Nicaragua, relatively close to Cocos Island, Costa Rica.

It's trivia, unless someone is implying the Australian islands are named after the Costa Rican one, in which case it's just plain wrong. jnestorius(talk) 07:21, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 1 May 2016[edit]

Maju Pulu Kita is more accurately translated as Onwards our island (similar to how Majulah Singapura is Onward Singapore) 122.200.1.153 (talk) 15:14, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

 Done  Stick to sources! Paine  03:04, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

Feudal style[edit]

I noticed that the phrase "feudal style" was edited out of the section regarding the transfer to Australia, which originally read as follows:

   In the 1970s, the Australian government's dissatisfaction with the Clunies-Ross feudal style of rule of the island increased.

I think "feudal" is actually a pretty good description of why Clunies-Ross rule came to seem anachronistic and problematic, even if it wasn't literally feudalism in the medieval European sense. If others agree, perhaps we might revert this change? Laughing sandbags (talk) 16:34, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

As it is in the source used, it seems appropriate to me. CMD (talk) 16:38, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

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27 or 25[edit]

What is total number of islands? In first section text - 27, in table - 24 (+ North Keeling is 25th).--Anatoliy (Talk) 13:26, 26 November 2016 (UTC)

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