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CategoriesEstonia, WikiProject Estonia
PortalFlag of Estonia.svg Estonia
Wikimedia CommonsCommons:Category:WikiProject Estonia WikiProject Estonia
Project banner template{{WikiProject Estonia}}
Userbox{{User WikiProject Estonia}}
AssessmentWikiProject Estonia/Assessment

Welcome to the WikiProject on Estonia!

It has come to the attention of several editors that Estonia is under-represented on the English Wikipedia. To join, please sign your name with four tildes (~~~~) under the "Participants" section. Why not label yourself? Add a WikiProject Estonia userbox to your userpage.


  1. To create articles about notable Estonians, places in Estonia and other Estonia-related subjects.
  2. To expand Estonian stubs.
  3. To get as many Estonian articles as possible to Featured Status.


To join WikiProject Estonia, edit this section and add *~~~~ and any comments to the bottom of the following list of members.

Member userboxes[edit]

You may place either {{User WikiProject Estonia}} or {{User WP Estonia}} on your user page to display one of the following userboxes:

Coat of arms of Estonia.svgThis user is a member of
WikiProject Estonia.
Flag of Estonia.svgThis user is a member of
WikiProject Estonia.

Either of these two templates will add your user page to:

For other Estonia user templates see:

Tasks and Task Forces[edit]


  1. Label the talk pages of any articles about Estonian people and other Estonia-related articles with this template. See also assessment.
  2. Expand stub articles found in Category:Estonia stubs, Category:Estonian people stubs and Category:Estonia geography stubs.
  3. Copyedit Estonian articles.
  4. Wikify Estonian articles.
  5. Maintain Portal:Estonia.

Featured content[edit]

Featured articles[edit]

Good articles[edit]

As Haapsalu Castle just passed good article review, I noticed that it the only GA-class Estonian article (see Category:GA-Class Estonia articles). Come on, guys and gals, we can do better than that! How about trying to pass at least Estonia, Tallinn, Tartu and few others important Estonian articles through GA review (Bronze Soldier of Tallinn would be good as well, except there is way too much edit warring for GA). Ideally, we should try to get GA for all Category:Top-importance Estonia articles – and then attempt featured article on few best ones. – Sander Säde 05:52, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

Did you know? (DYK)[edit]

Featured pictures[edit]


Article statistics[edit]

Article alerts[edit]

Articles for deletion

New Wikipedia articles related to Estonia[edit]

Please feel free to list your new Estonia-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please), other editors should look and expand if necessary. Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Main Wikipedia page. DYN has a five day time limit from the creation of the article.

New articles found by bot[edit]

This list was generated from these rules. Questions and feedback are always welcome! The search is being run daily with the most recent ~14 days of results. Note: Some articles may not be relevant to this project.

Rules | Match log | Results page (for watching) | Last updated: 2018-12-18 21:08 (UTC)

Note: The list display can now be customized by each user. See List display personalization for details.

Missing articles and requests for articles[edit]

Requests for images[edit]

Please add requests for photos and illustrations here.


Stub templates[edit]

All stub templates are added to the bottom of the article page.

See more stub templates: Category:Estonia stubs

Article/other templates[edit]

Project Awards[edit]


The Award of the Soaring Swallow, Estonia's national bird set against Estonia's national flower, the Cornflower, is barnstar for outstanding contributions to Estonia related articles. This award is only given by a consensus of editors with this template: {{subst:wp-ee contrib award}}


The Estonian Award of National Merit barnstar is available to be given out to members whose work regarding the project is found by other members to be particularly deserving of recognition. Anyone is able is to award another user a barnstar, for whatever reason they see fit. To award the barnstar, add the following template to another user's talk page: {{subst:Estonian Barnstar|Message ~~~~}}


The Estonia Star is a barnstar for outstanding contributions to Estonia-related articles on Wikipedia. To award the barnstar, add the following template to another user's talk page: {{subst:Estonia Star|Message ~~~~}}

BoNM - Estonia Hires.png

The Estonia Barnstar of National Merit. To award the barnstar, add the following template to another user's talk page: {{subst:The Estonia Barnstar of National Merit|Message ~~~~}}



14 000 tagged pages[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject_Estonia/publicwatchlist has now 14090 tagged pages. Sander Säde 09:32, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

13 000 tagged pages[edit]

Thanks to a new tool to find WP:Estonia-related articles and categories, we went over 13 000 tagged pages today. A year and a month for 1000 pages. --Sander Säde 08:44, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

12 000 tagged pages[edit]

A new milestone - 12 058 articles are tagged with {{WikiProject Estonia}}. As you can see from the last news item, it has taken us almost 850 days to add 2000 pages - on average, 2.42 pages/day. --Sander Säde 08:37, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Monuments, also in Estonia[edit]

Kultuurimälestised Vikipeediasse logo.png

Hey, in coming September there will be photo contest in several European countries about and around national heritage monuments. So, check your camara and find out more at --WikedKentaur (talk) 16:06, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

10 000 tagged pages[edit]

As of now, we have 10 022 Wikipedia pages tagged with {{WikiProject Estonia}}, 1156 of which are categories and 7984 are articles (rest are templates, files and such). The number has largely increased thanks to the geographical stubs by Flying Saucer (talk · contribs) and Pelmeen10 (talk · contribs). However, once again, time to go for quality and not quantity! --Sander Säde 08:57, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

Estonian nature photos competition, 2010[edit]

There's an ongoing Estonian nature photos competition (till October 3, 2010), main page in Estonian – et:Vikipeedia:HELP – and summary in English – commons:Commons:Estonian nature photos competition, 2010. Participants are welcome. --WikedKentaur (talk) 09:07, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

5000 tagged articles reached[edit]

Today we've reached 5034 articles, categories and templates tagged with Template:WikiProject Estonia. Well done, everybody! Now that we have the quantity, time to improve the quality of articles. --Sander Säde 12:46, 2 March 2010 (UTC)

MTÜ Wikimedia Eesti[edit]

As there is a plan to create a local chapter in Estonia then would here be someone interested of becoming a member of this chapter, titled MTÜ Wikimedia Eesti? Iffcool (talk) 23:42, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

Created. Avjoska (talk) 21:24, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

Cult stones[edit]

Among ancient sacral landmarks in Estonia are cult stones (see [1]). To my knowledge, this phenomenon is not unique to Estonia; several neighbouring cultures also have them. Unfortunately, I haven't yet found the appropriate article.

Where should I look for it, or is there a need to create one? ΔιγουρενΕμπρος! 11:36, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Baltic cinema task force[edit]

Baltic cinema task force ready for sign ups.--Termer (talk) 02:25, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

Soviet and post-Soviet cinema task force[edit]

naming of the new task force involving WikiProject Estonia under discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Films/Soviet and post-Soviet cinema task force--Termer (talk) 17:55, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

Country of birth for the Soviet era[edit]

Please check Wikipedia:Centralized discussion/Country of birth, it appears important Alex Bakharev (talk) 14:34, 21 March 2008 (UTC)

The Baltic states task force for WikiProject Military history[edit]

The Baltic states military history task force is all set up and ready for sign up--Termer 06:29, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

2000 WikiProject Estonia articles[edit]

We recently went over 2000 articles tagged for WP:WPET. Well done, everybody!

However, 1052 of them are stub-class, 629 are start-class and 218 are unassessed. No featured class articles and just one GA-level article. Quality, people, quality, not quantity! Perhaps a little motivation is needed – how about a barnstar for getting next article to GA level and Award of the Soaring Swallow for the first FA level article? Let's get cracking, people!

-- Sander Säde 18:20, 1 November 2007 (UTC)
I went through the unassessed articles and assessed them... pita, but at least now it is done. – Sander Säde 16:57, 3 November 2007 (UTC)


In order to bolster development of the Estonian articles, it would be great to improve referencing and expand coverage. My suggestion is to proceed from sources to articles rather than other way round. Something along the following lines could work:

1) Enter an Estonia-related search term in Google Scholar
2) Choose an interesting source among the results
3) Summarize (some important part of) it briefly so that you don’t violate copyright
4) Insert claims from the summary with properly formatted inline references into various relevant articles

What do you think of this? Colchicum 14:59, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

Pay attention to this [2] (only about 1000 items, not 132,000) and this [3] (only about 750 items, not 22,900). Colchicum 16:52, 26 July 2007 (UTC)

List of recent Estonia-related changes[edit]

I wrote a minor script, that displays this page on top of your watchlist. It should work without Twinkle and it is relatively untested. If you need to change the options, edit the URL – namely &hideminor=0&days=1&limit=50, it should be self-explanatory. To install (instructions blatantly stolen from Twinkle page):
1. copy the text below and paste it into the bottom of your monobook.js file:
2. save the new monobook.js page, and
3. completely refresh your browser by bypassing your cache (hit Control-Shift-R in Firefox or Control-F5 in Internet Explorer).
The script:
function estRelated() {
  if (document.URL.indexOf('Special:Watchlist') == -1) return;
  estaj=sajax_init_object(null);"GET", "", true);
  estaj.onreadystatechange = function()
    if(estaj.readyState != 4) return;
    sPage = estaj.responseText; 
    document.getElementById("contentSub").innerHTML = sPage.substring(sPage.indexOf("<h4>"), sPage.indexOf('<div class="printfooter">') - 25);   
Please let me know if you have any problems or ideas.

DLX 07:56, 30 June 2007 (UTC)

It might be good to use as URL in this script (as link), which is updated (hopefully) more often then previous one – and contains all WikiProject Estonia articles and talk pages – you can see the list here. That list gets updated whenever I (or if someone else wants to do it as well – go ahead) runs this script. Sander Säde 18:22, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Updated watchlist script is available from here. Sander Säde 10:08, 5 September 2018 (UTC)

Sister Project links[edit]


Main tool page:
  • Reflinks – Edits bare references – adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks – Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver – Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer – Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.