Wikipedia:WikiProject Melanesia

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This WikiProject was formed to foster better articles on Melanesia with a spirit of cooperation.

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Map of the Melanesian region

The goals of this project are to create, improve, and maintain articles relating to Melanesia, its history, people, geography, and culture. This includes the countries and islands of Fiji, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, East Timor and Vanuatu. Also included are Melanesian parts of Indonesia including the provinces of Maluku, North Maluku, East Nusa Tenggara, Papua and Papua Barat (Western New Guinea).

Divisions Scope[edit]

The scope of this project is all articles which deal with the region, countries, people, and history of Melanesia. These articles should all be contained in the Category:Melanesia or one of its subcategories. We gratefully acknowledge the work of Wikipedia:WikiProject Fiji, and will be focusing the majority of our own efforts on those articles with which they are not directly involved.

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  • Badbilltucker 20:30, 23 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Mithridates 17:27, 20 December 2006 (UTC) Bislama is the coolest language in the world and though I've never been to Vanuatu I'm very interested.
  • Ringbark 17:49, 20 December 2006 (UTC) I lived in Vanuatu from 1990 to 1993 and still have an active interest in the country and its language
  • Bduke. I worked in PNG 1983 - 86 and am still interested. Let me know if it starts.
  • Nomadtales. Having lived in PNG in 2004-5 I have an ongoing interest in the place. So far I have done quite a bit of work on PNG related articles so I would keen to participate.
  • Darwinek. I was already going to nominate WikiProject Papua New Guinea. I have created many, many geographic articles about PNG, and still many are waiting to be written. - Darwinek 16:02, 22 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Jayvdb. I'm primarily interested in W. H. R. Rivers (and s:Author:W.H.R.Rivers). As a result have made a start on Charles Elliot Fox and will continue to focus on creating articles relating to the St John's College expedition to the Torres Strait Islands in 1898. John Vandenberg 03:28, 20 March 2007 (UTC)
  • GSchjetne. I am mostly interested in New Caledonia and its history and politics, but also that of Vanuatu.
  • aliasd and alaisd. I am a former resident of Tabubil and responsible for that article. I hope to bring many PNG related Geography articles up to scratch.
  • Wantok. Lived and worked in PNG 1990-1994 and frequently return... have a home and family in New Ireland. Primarily work on all kinds of PNG articles, but I also contribute to assorted other Melanesian articles.
  • K. Kellogg-Smith.  Looking to revise and upgrade the content and structure of Tok Pisin Wikipedia and Wiktionary along the lines of the Hawai'ian and Maori Wikipedias, plus getting together a knowledgeable contributor/user group to help guide the effort.
  • Ringbark is so lucky. Sahmeditor 18:58, 11 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Maikeli - Mainly focused on Wiki project Fiji but am interested in Melanesia & Polynesia as I am part of it and would like to help where I can.
  • Paki.tv 08:16, 11 October 2007 (UTC) hi there - i've created pages such as kastom and Maasina Ruru. let me know wot u think!
  • nick683 11.39, 20th October 2007 (UTC) I will mainly try and improve the layout of some of the pages like the list of island pages where i will create tables there where it will have all the islands in a typical place and common information about them like the population, Area, Currency etc. I will also try and give information about the history of these islands.
  • Ano-User (talk) 03:32, 12 May 2011 (UTC) - Interested in Pacific Island cultures and languages, and seek to improve on any articles concerning these subjects.
  • Stickuli Stickuli (talk) 02:27, 8 November 2011 (UTC) - I like Fiji
  • Alohamoha 6:31, 12 January 2012 (UTC) - Interested in modern political history of South Pacific
  • KHarber 19:22 July 26th 2012 (GMT) - Interest in football within small nations, currently working on improving footballing articles on Vanuatu
  • Anonymous209.6 (talk) 15:40, 12 July 2013 (UTC) - Interested in PNG and Pacific history, culture, daily life. Guild of Copy Editors, WP:RS


All members should feel free to add {{User WikiProject Melanesia}} to their userpages.

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Wax cylinder recording from German New Guinea on August 23, 1904, recorded by German anthropologist Rudolf Pöch.

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"Did you know...?"
Discussion WT:DYK
Rules WP:DYK
Supplementary rules WP:DYKSG
Noms (awaiting approval) WP:DYKN
Reviewing guide WP:DYKR
Noms (approved) WP:DYKNA
Preps & Queues T:DYK/Q
Currently on Main Page
Main Page errors WP:ERRORS
Archive of DYKs WP:DYKA
Stats WP:DYKSTATS
April 1 hooks WP:DYKAPRIL
April 1 talk  

Melanesian articles that have appeared on the Main Page DYK.

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Papua New Guinea templates[edit]

Stubs[edit]

  • {{Oceania-stub}} - Stub template for articles relating to Melanesia; to be put on the bottom of each article page.
    • {{Fiji-stub}} - Stub notice for articles relating to Fiji; to be put on the bottom of each article page.
      • {{Fiji-bio-stub}} - Stub notice for biographies of Fijians
      • {{Fiji-geo-stub}} - Stub notice for articles relating to geography of Fiji
    • {{Nauru-stub}} - Stub notice for articles relating to Nauru; to be put on the bottom of each article page.
    • {{PapuaNewGuinea-stub}} - Stub notice for article relating to Papua New Guinea; to be put on the bottom of each article page.
    • {{NewCaledonia-geo-stub}} - Stub notice for article relating to geography of New Caledonia
    • {{Solomons-geo-stub}} - Stub notice for article relating to geography of the Solomon Islands
    • {{Vanuatu-geo-stub}} - Stub notice for article relating to geography of Vanuatu

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There are a tremendous number of resources available for this area. Editors should be able to feel free to check the external links and references of the article or articles dealing with the specific area in consideration.

Maps[edit]

Periodicals[edit]

The following periodicals available through subscription databanks for the time periods indicated regularly contain information relevant to this subject. They are indexed, and may be available in audio, video, citation, abstract, or full text versions. To acquire such information, send me an e-mail with your e-mail address and the specific subject of interest, and I will forward to you what I can obtain. John Carter (talk) 18:06, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

  • Arrows for Change (2001-on)
  • Asia Pacific Business (1988)
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources (1997-on)
  • Asia Pacific Law Review (1992-on)
  • Asia Pacific Rail (2000-2002)
  • Asia Pacific Telecom (2000-on)
  • Asia Pacific TV (2001-2006)
  • Asia Pacific Wireless Analyst (2004)
  • Asia Pacific Chemicals (2003)
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Human Rights and the Law (2002-on)
  • Asia Pacific Mobile Communications Report (2000-2003)
  • Asiacom (2002-2004)
  • Asian Perspectives: the Journal of Archaeology for Asia and the Pacific (1996-on)

Tools[edit]

Main tool page: toolserver.org
  • 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.

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