Wikipedia:WikiProject Tibet

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Welcome! The aim of this project is to standardize and improve articles related to Tibet and the Tibet Autonomous Region. It is also to establish missing articles related to Tibet including geography (Tibetan villages) as well as to improve and create missing articles relating to Tibetan culture and Tibetan Buddhism.

Please also visit Portal:Tibet, Portal:Tibetan Buddhism and Portal:Himalaya region.


Core articles[edit]

See the draft version of List of basic Tibet topics for a list of articles which need to be created.

Assessment statistics[edit]

Naming conventions[edit]

For the transcription of Tibetan words and names, and for the naming of articles, please see the proposed naming convention for Tibetan.

Collaboration of the month[edit]

Article creation and expansion[edit]

Requested articles[edit]

Requested photographs[edit]

Towns and villages[edit]

There is an ongoing drive to improve all of the articles in List of towns and villages in Tibet. One of our goals is to add and infobox and locator map for all 800 odd places and begin adding basic encyclopedic data and transliterations. This is the infobox for settlements in Tibet. Please add this and fill in the relevant data if you see an article on a town or village missing it.

Stub expansion[edit]

This project includes the following stub categories:

Articles for deletion[edit]

Featured content[edit]

Featured articles[edit]

Featured article candidates[edit]

Good articles[edit]

Includes Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism related articles:

Good article candidates[edit]

Nuvola apps kdmconfig.png Participants[edit]

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Please add your name to this list using {{user|username}}

  1. AD64 (talk · contribs)
  2. Anythingpossible (talk · contribs)
  3. AQu01rius (talk · contribs)
  4. Dr. Blofeld (talk · contribs)
  5. B9_hummingbird_hovering (talk · contribs)
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  9. CFynn (talk · contribs)
  10. Chadsnook (talk · contribs)
  11. Dakinijones (talk · contribs)
  12. deeptrivia (talk · contribs)
  13. Djembayz (talk · contribs)
  14. Djlewis (talk · contribs)
  15. Enigmaticanant (talk · contribs)
  16. Esowteric (talk · contribs)
  17. Gimme danger (talk · contribs)
  18. Gruschke (talk · contribs)
  19. Hazarasp (talk · contribs)
  20. jmlee369 (talk · contribs)
  21. John Hill (talk · contribs)
  22. Khoikhoi (talk · contribs)
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  25. Longchenpa (talk · contribs)
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  27. Mikhailov Kusserow (talk · contribs)
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  29. Moonsell (talk · contribs)
  30. Nat Krause (talk · contribs)
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  36. samuraidude123 (talk · contribs)
  37. SakyaTrizin (talk · contribs)
  38. Siru108 (talk · contribs)
  39. Sylvain1972 (talk · contribs)
  40. Tangerines (talk · contribs)
  41. Tdudkowski (talk · contribs)
  42. Tibetologist (talk · contribs)
  43. Thegreyanomaly (talk · contribs)
  44. Zero_sharp (talk · contribs)
  45. Elnon (talk · contribs)
  46. Wikimedes (talk · contribs)
  47. Kondicherry (talk · contribs)
  48. Bodhisattwa (talk · contribs) -- active in Bengali Wikipedia where I have created 650+ articles on Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism.
  49. MacPraughan (talk · contribs)

Inactive Members[edit]

The following members have made no edits since January 1, 2008, and may or may not be returning to the project. If you've been put on this list and are an active editor, please re-add yourself above.

  1. Badbilltucker (talk · contribs)
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  3. Metta Bubble (talk · contribs)
  4. Tibetanmuseum (talk · contribs)
  5. darkstar9999 (talk · contribs)
  6. Kosigrim (talk · contribs)
  7. Vgyan (talk · contribs)



To tag Tibet-related articles, simply add Tibet=yes in the {{WPCHINA}} parameters, and it will display the following:

WikiProject Tibet (Rated NA-class)
WikiProject iconThis page is within the scope of WikiProject Tibet, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Tibet on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 NA  This page does not require a rating on the quality scale.
WikiProject China (Rated NA-class)
WikiProject iconThis page is within the scope of WikiProject China, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of China related articles on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 NA  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.

(Note that in this example the notice has been classified as "NA", so that it will not appear on the list of unassessed articles. This will not happen normally if the above code is used.)


Add {{User WikiProject Tibet}} to your userpage if you want, to show that you are a participant of this project.


Open task: a special WikiProject Tibet Barnstar. Until then, here are a few options:

  • The current WPCHINA Barnstar
{{The Zhonghua Barnstar of Merit}}
Chinese Unity Barnstar of National Merit.png Zhonghua Barnstar of Merit
This award is given to those who have made significant contributions to articles that are part of Wikipedia:WikiProject China.
this WikiAward was given to WikiProject Tibet by ~ on ~~~
  • For work related to Buddhism
{{The Buddha Barnstar}}
BuddhismBarnstarProposal4.png The Buddhism Barnstar



Tibetan Buddhism[edit]

Articles which are not really related to WikiProject China and are related to Buddhism in Tibet whether, biographies, monasteries, cultural traditions etc., should be tagged with the Tibetan Buddhism template {{WikiProject Tibetan Buddhism}} on the talk pages.

WikiProject Tibetan Buddhism (Rated NA-class)
WikiProject iconThis page is part of WikiProject Tibet:Tibetan Buddhism, an attempt to improve content and create better coordination between articles related to traditional religion, cultural practices and customs in Tibet. Please participate in improvement by editing WikiProject Tibet and related pages, or visit the WikiProject Tibet main page for more details on the projects. WikiProject icon
 NA  This page does not require a rating on the project's quality scale.

Articles by quality statistics and box for articles[edit]

The banner above produces the following statistics.



"Tibetan Buddhism series" box[edit]

The compact (but expandable) "Tibetan Buddhism series" box {{Tibetan Buddhism}} can be placed on the main page of appropriate articles.


We have the following categories currently:

Article Construction[edit]

Discuss the format for each article based on the WikiProject. Include various categories applicable to the topic.

We should probably discuss article types, which may have different parameters. Example types might be:


Articles on texts should include:

  • Text's title. Should be also given in Wylie transliteration.
  • Authorship, if known. If the supposed authorship of a text is not established by scholarship, list it as an attribution: "The text is attributed to such-and-such." Name or names of the author should be also given in Wylie transliteration.
  • Date
  • Place of origin (if known); should be also given in Wylie transliteration.
  • A rough overview of the contents of the text
  • Separate sections for particularly important ideas in the text. Alternatively, short descriptions and links to articles on said ideas.
  • Whatever caveats regarding disputes over readings of the text, etc.
  • Associated sect(s) (Indicate, where appropriate, whether the text originated within the sect or was adopted by it after the fact.)
  • A table of translations, like this one:
Author Title Publisher Date Notes
Garfield, Jay L. The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way
Oxford University Press 1995 A translation of the Tibetan version together with commentary.
Inada, Kenneth K. Nagarjuna: A Translation of his Mulamadhyamakakarika With an Introductory Essay The Hokuseido Press 1970 Romanized text and translation.
Kalupahana, David J. Nagarjuna: The Philosophy of the Middle Way State University of New York Press 1986 Romanized text, translation, and commentary.
McCagney, N. Nagarjuna and the Philosophy of Openness Rowman & Littlefield 1997 Romanized text, translation and philosophical analysis.
Sprung, M. Lucid Exposition of the Middle Way RKP 1979 Partial translation of the verses together with Chandrakirti's commentary.
Streng, Frederick Emptiness: A Study in Religious Meaning Abdingdon Press 1967 Translation and considerable analysis.
Thurman, Robert Wisdom: The Fundamental Stanzas on the Middle Way draft
  • A "See also" section for internal links.
  • An "External links" section for articles about the text, electronic versions of the text. (Separate sections for this?)

External links[edit]

Tibetan links[edit]