Talk:Morocco

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Former good article Morocco was one of the Geography and places good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Morocco/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Hi! I will be reviewing this article for GA status, and should have the full review up shortly. Dana boomer (talk) 23:57, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

GA review (see here for criteria)
  1. It is reasonably well written.
    a (prose): b (MoS):
    • The lead needs to be expanded. For an article of this length it should be three to four paragraphs long, fully summarizing the article without presenting new information. References are generally not needed in the lead, except for extremely controversial statements, but this is up to the discretion of the individual editor.
    • The History section should be trimmed. It should be shortened to a maximum of 7-8 paragraphs and the excess information moved to the sub articles.
    • There are too many short sections that relate to politics, the judiciary and foreign relationships. These should be combined, and sub-sections should be utilized where appropriate.
    • The Transport section needs to be expanded - it cannot be simply a link to a main article.
    • The Affiliations section and Bilateral and multilateral agreements should be combined with the International organization affiliations section.
    • The Geography section has three very short subsections that need to be expanded or combined.
    • The third external link (Public Services) deadlinks.
  2. It is factually accurate and verifiable.
    a (references): b (citations to reliable sources): c (OR):
    • The major issue that this article has is the lack of references. Entire sections are lacking references, including many areas of specific facts and non-widely known information. Correcting this with reliable sources will take a significant amount of time and work.
    • Other language Wikipedias, such as the Persian (current ref #9) and Turkish (current ref #10) ones, are not acceptable references for an English language Wikipedia article.
    • Current ref #21 (Profile on Morocco) deadlinks.
    • Current ref #28 (Genetic structure of north-west Africa revealed by STR analysis) deadlinks.
  3. It is broad in its coverage.
    a (major aspects): b (focused):
    • See the comments on sections that need to be expanded in the first section above.
  4. It follows the neutral point of view policy.
    Fair representation without bias:
  5. It is stable.
    No edit wars, etc.:
    • The main editors may want to check the significant editing that was done by IP editors recently.
  6. It is illustrated by images, where possible and appropriate.
    a (images are tagged and non-free images have fair use rationales): b (appropriate use with suitable captions):
  7. Overall:
    Pass/Fail:

I'm afraid I'm going to have to fail this article's GA nomination. There is too much work that needs to be done with organization and referencing. The article has potential, but needs a large time investment before it can be of GA status. If you have any questions, please bring them to my talk page. Dana boomer (talk) 00:41, 1 October 2009 (UTC)

Berber name of Morocco[edit]

The berber name of "Morocco" is ⴰⵎⵓⵔⴰⴽⵓⵛ Amurakush, not ⵍⵎⴰⵖⵔⵉⴱ "Maghrib", this is arabic, not berber and should be changed but impossible to be because editing the page is impossible for us ! You also must change the name of "Kingdom of Morocco", it should be : ⵜⴰⴳⵍⴷⵉⵜ ⵏ ⵎⵓⵔⴰⴽⵓⵛ. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Emerarudo (talkcontribs) 16:09, 17 October 2015 (UTC)

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maroc#/media/File:Slogan_of_the_Kingdom_of_Morocco.jpg — Preceding unsigned comment added by Emerarudo (talkcontribs) 16:59, 17 October 2015 (UTC)

The current Berber name is the one given by the IRCAM. It is referenced in the article. Do you have a reliable source for the name you'd like to put? Abjiklɐm (tɐlk) 17:02, 17 October 2015 (UTC)

Abjiklɐm this name, even if it's given by the Ircam, is from Arabic, not Berber. It's not because the Ircam wrote it that it's correct ! A lot of words written by some people in the government in berber are mistakes. In berber language the correct world is "ⴰⵎⵕⵕⵓⴽ" (Amṛṛuk), or, the original, the initial form, ⴰⵎⵓⵔⴰⴽⵓⵛ Amurakuc, that's the meaning of Morocco, this word originally came from "Amur n Akuc" (Amur n Akuch) that means, "the part of god", "the land of god". It's the berber name that gived the term of "Morocco", "Maroc" (Amur n Akuc > Amurakuc > Amruk > Maruk > Maroc), and it's also the origin of Marrakech city's name. If you speak arabic you should know that "lmghrib" is in arabic language. I also already put a link of the official moroccan blazon https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maroc#/media/File:Slogan_of_the_Kingdom_of_Morocco.jpg where it's written ;) --Emerarudo (talk) 18:12, 29 November 2015 (UTC)

You're probably right, but at the moment it's still your word against the official website of the relevant government organization. The image you linked to also lacks a source unfortunately. Abjiklɐm (tɐlk) 20:50, 29 November 2015 (UTC)
I agree with Emerarudo, the Berber name for Morocco is Amurakush, from Marrakesh which comes from Amur/Murt n Kush (Land of God) https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Morocco. Fact that Al Maghreb is simply written in Berber script doesn't make it a Berber word, it's an Arabic word. And the Arabic script with it's transliteration is already present. Ajellid-n-arif (talk) 20:38, 20 March 2016 (UTC)

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

Please edit "Air Photo form Bades" to "Air Photo from Bades", because "from" is mistyped. Stefan (talk) 15:33, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

Done, good catch. Arnoutf (talk) 16:36, 1 April 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request for political status[edit]

I looked at the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democracy_Index, and it seems Morocco is no-longer classified as an Authoritarian regime, but rather a hybrid regime. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ehmish (talkcontribs) 01:20, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 24 July 2016[edit]


The coordinates for Casablanca in the article are wrong. Please change 33°32′N 7°35′E / 33.533°N 7.583°E / 33.533; 7.583 to 33°32′N 7°35′W / 33.533°N 7.583°W / 33.533; -7.583 - Morocco lies west of the prime meridian, not east of it.

The existing coordinates are in Algeria near the Tunisian border: http://www.openstreetmap.org/search?query=33.53333333333333%2C%207.583333333333333#map=6/33.500/7.560

Swapping E to W means the coordinates fall in Casablanca: http://www.openstreetmap.org/search?query=33.53333333333333%2C%20-7.583333333333333#map=7/33.533/-7.583


78.108.155.9 (talk) 20:50, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

Done. Tarl N. (discuss) 22:35, 24 July 2016 (UTC)