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The disambig page for "caravan" directs here, yet there's not one word about camels and only a passing reference to deserts. Can someone expand? It's not really my area of expertise... Dvyost 13:20, 19 Jun 2005 (UTC)


Caravan now links to a page regarding camels, but that page doesn't mention the word "caravan" at all. Should it explain how the two relate? Jrmski 00:32, 5 December 2006 (UTC)


The usage and primary topic of Caravan is under discussion, see talk:travel trailer -- (talk) 05:14, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

Merger proposal[edit]

I propose that Caravan (travellers) be merged into Convoy. I think that the content in the Caravan article can easily be explained in the context of Convoys, and the Convoy article is of a reasonable size that the merging of Caravan will not cause any problems as far as article size is concerned. Camel train adequately describes the separate topic of what the Caravan article is trying to do. (talk) 16:32, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

As far as I'm aware, they're different concepts. A caravan is a group of people travelling for personal or commercial reasons who choose to travel together for convienince, and a convoy is a compulsory (or semi-compulsory) arrangement typically associated with the military and - to a lesser degree - emergency services. Nick-D (talk) 08:08, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
Hmm, maybe the article that I have linking to Caravan (travellers) is implemented wrongly then, since that's closer to the context of Convoy. I still think the Caravan article is kind of short though, and primarily seems to be describing a Camel train; Maybe they should be merged together instead? (talk) 01:56, 1 September 2016 (UTC)
They seem like different things to me as well. There isn't a strong need to make Wikipedia concise (please see WP:NOTPAPER), so a bit of duplication in articles on different aspects of a basic topic are OK. Nick-D (talk) 03:04, 1 September 2016 (UTC)
No. They're different things. I suggest that the shortness of this article is address by doing research and expanding the article, rather than trying to make it fit into something that is only superficially semi-related to it. Nor are "caravans" only camel trains — especially seeing as caravans are found widely throughout the world, whereas camels are mostly found in the Middle East and North Africa through the Sahara. The long-distance trade caravans conducted by the West African Dyula people depended extensively on human porters, to a lesser extent on beasts of burden. In other places donkeys, mules... and so on. — Yksin (talk) 02:21, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
These are very different topics, and they do not cover the same information. Based on consensus I'd say this is declined, so I will remove. Garchy (talk) 16:02, 8 December 2016 (UTC)

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