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Human height[edit]

Hi there. Just seeking input at Talk:Human_height#Why_is_height_being_expressed_in_metres.3F. Cheers.--Gibson Flying V (talk) 02:15, 16 January 2014 (UTC)

And again at Wikipedia_talk:Manual_of_Style/Dates_and_numbers#Human_height.--Gibson Flying V (talk) 23:57, 21 January 2014 (UTC)


Cro-Magnon (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) needs attention. See recent posts at Talk:Cro-Magnon. Sourcing issues, conflation of the European pre-Neolithics population with Cro-Magnon, etc. Two new eidtors who mean well but it takes time to learn how we work. Thanks. Dougweller (talk) 12:41, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Origin of the Basques also needs attention. Dougweller (talk) 13:11, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Latin peoples article deletion[edit]

Article Latin peoples has been nominated for deletion. Please discuss. Diego (talk) 11:51, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

AfC submission - 17/03[edit]

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Langgai Tinggang. FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 02:43, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

CfD discussion for societies and cultures[edit]

There is a discussion going on right now at WP:Categories for discussion that involves changing the category names for all cultures, from, for example, "Afghan society" to "Society of Afghanistan". I can see that next will be changing "German culture" to "Culture of Germany" and the like. This would be for all ethnicities, nationalities and cultures.
If you would like to weigh in, the conversation is occurring at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2014 March 27#Society by country. Liz Read! Talk! 14:50, 29 March 2014 (UTC)


I'll be surprised and pleased if anyone has any knowledge about this subject. I've run into an editor adding material from someone who thinks Mongoloids had the decimal system 50,000 years ago (he didn't add that, but he used the author to say that there were Mongoloids up to 70,000 KYA. Dougweller (talk) 19:59, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

I have some biological anthropology textbooks at hand. The view you mention is certainly not a mainstream view (and not supported by archeology, for sure). -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 16:33, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Paleoanthropology and Michael Cremo[edit]

An editor has added a pov tag to Paleoanthropology on the basis that mainstream archaeology is biased and that Michael Cremo must be included. I've removed it as a misunderstanding of NPOV and the purpose of the article but I expect him to put it back. See Talk:Paleoanthropology#''Controversy'' section Dougweller (talk) 17:44, 6 May 2014 (UTC)


This month and last month the lead was tag bombed. I've removed most but my removals are being disputed - anyone with time is invited to see comment at the discussion at Talk:Matriarchy. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dougweller (talkcontribs) 12:50, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Kinship Terms: the Numerical Variations[edit]

Dear anthropology experts: This old draft was never submitted at AfC to be added to the encyclopedia, and now it's stale and about to be deleted. I seem to remember from my undergraduate days that "kinship" is an aspect of anthropology, so I thought that I would check here to see if anyone thinks its a notable topic and should be kept and improved instead. —Anne Delong (talk) 14:26, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

RfC at Talk:Cro-Magnon[edit]

See Talk:Cro-Magnon#RFC: Should this article suggest an identity between Cro-Magnon and EEMH or say that CM is a subset of EEMH? - anyone interested in the subject of Cro-Magnon or early modern humans please at least take a look at the page. Dougweller (talk) 16:07, 20 May 2014 (UTC)

AfC submission - 26/05[edit]

Draft:SK 847. FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 17:17, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

AfC submission - 27/05[edit]

Draft:Scladina. FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 17:12, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet for Wikiproject Anthropology at Wikimania 2014[edit]

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CfD nomination of Category:People by ethnic or national descent by continent[edit]


Category:People by ethnic or national descent by continent has been nominated for deletion, merging, or renaming. You are encouraged to join the discussion on the Categories for discussion page. 068129201223129O9598127 (talk) 21:12, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

CfD nomination of Category:People by ethnic or national origin[edit]


Category:People by ethnic or national origin has been nominated for deletion, merging, or renaming. You are encouraged to join the discussion on the Categories for discussion page. 068129201223129O9598127 (talk) 10:53, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Requested move at talk:Neanderthal extinction hypotheses[edit]

There's a move discussion for Neanderthal extinction hypothesesNeanderthal extinction, where I'd like to have more input. --Cold Season (talk) 00:15, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Academia?[edit]

Please see here: Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Proposals/Academia. Thanks. Fgnievinski (talk) 18:40, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

Launch of WikiProject Wikidata for research[edit]

Hi, this is to let you know that we've launched WikiProject Wikidata for research in order to stimulate a closer interaction between Wikidata and research, both on a technical and a community level. As a first activity, we are drafting a research proposal on the matter (cf. blog post). Your thoughts on and contributions to that would be most welcome! Thanks, -- Daniel Mietchen (talk) 02:16, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Categories: why "Human biology" and "Human geography" are next to "Anthropology" under "Social sciences"?[edit]

Maybe I misunderstand what anthropology is about, but is this correct way of categorization:



Should not "Human biology" and "Human geography" be under "Anthropology"? And can Category:Humans be under "Anthropology"? Kazkaskazkasako (talk) 12:00, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

  • I dont think any of those categorizations work. I dont think many people consider human biology to be a social science. And Human genetics is definitely not a subfield of biological anthropology. Human geography is an inter sectional field between anthropology and geography so it could go under either - but probably makes more sense under geography.User:Maunus ·ʍaunus·snunɐw· 15:24, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Harej (talk) 16:56, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Homo tsaichangensis - new article to keep an eye on[edit]

Homo tsaichangensis, more widely known as Penghu 1, an apparently new species of Homo, described and named (apparently concurrently but by different authors) in the last few days. --Animalparty-- (talk) 07:58, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

As far as I can see there is very little reason that jaw couldn't fit within Asian Homo erectus. It is ridiculous how quick people are to name any tiny fossil a new species without any substantial anatomical evidence for doing so. thanks for bringing the article to our attention.User:Maunus ·ʍaunus·snunɐw· 00:31, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

Male body shape article needed[edit]

Back-round: Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Countering systemic bias/Gender gap task force#Female body shape

The article is already requested in articles for creation but it would be nice to have this done sooner rather than later. Please if anyone would be willing to help out. - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 02:44, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

RFC that may affect this project[edit]

There is an RFC that may affect a page in this project at WikiProject Tree of Life. The topic is Confusion over taxonomy of subtribe Panina and taxon homininae (are chimps hominins)?

Please feel free to comment there. SPACKlick (talk) 17:00, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

History and founders of Anthropology[edit]

I am participating in a discussion at Talk:Anthropology regarding how best to describe the early history of the discipline including its founding figures and the relation between the various subdisciplines, and the conceptual history of the term "anthropology". Participation by as many anthropologically inclined editors as possible would improve the outcome of the discussions. ·maunus · snunɐɯ· 16:45, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Presentations and pluralisations of peoples[edit]

The following OP has been multiply posted and my suggestion is that Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (ethnicities and tribes) might act as a centralised location for related discussion.

Use of the pluralisation of a demonym where this is possible

A recent successful RM was made for the following:

And many similar articles which, on the same president, I would like moved - as would apply to all demonym based population describing articles in those cases those cases in which the plural form of the demonym differs from the singular form of the word.

(explanation was given)

As per: Albanians, Americans, Armenians, Australians, Austrians, List of Bahranis, Belarusians, Bosnians, Brazilians, Bulgarians, Lists of Cameroonians and Canadians, ...
As per WP:UCRN as demonstrated in searches ...

Designations that seemingly should remain as "... people" as the demonym retains the same form when indicating either singulars or plurals: Bhutanese people, British people and Chinese people,

Wikipedia:Naming conventions (ethnicities and tribes)

On this basis I would suggest that any editor with authority to directly make sensible changes to article and category contents could go ahead and make sensible moves (as relevant to article content naturally).

I would say that this issue also relates to content in which two ethnicities are mentioned such that relating to Afghan American(s) and perhaps this will also need to be sorted out at Wikipedia:Naming conventions (ethnicities and tribes).

I propose that the table on that project page might read as something like the following:

Pattern Examples
Use pluralisation of a demonym
when this is practical
Koreans · Germans · Swedes
Use ".. people" when pluralisation
of the demonym is not practical
French people · Wauja people
Singular demonyms Iyer
Groups where two
ethnicities are referenced
Afghan Americans
Afghans in the United Kingdom
Parenthetical disambiguation Macedonians (ethnic group)

Peoples for which two nationalities/ethnicities/descents are referenced

In the case of people who are described by use of two national/ethnic descriptions I was interested to see the navigational content at: British Korean which reads as follow:

British Korean or Korean British may refer to:

Mention of this content is also made at: Wikipedia talk:UK Wikipedians' notice board#What to do with articles for Britains with other nationalities, ethnicities and/or descents and, as potentially an example of good practice, I thought I would also present this content "here".

Again, this OP has been multiply posted and my suggestion is that Wikipedia talk:Naming conventions (ethnicities and tribes) might act as a centralised location for related discussion. This is by no means meant as a discouragement of location specific discussion.

GregKaye 11:20, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

"Man" infobox bias[edit]

The article about man has an infobox collage of male pictures, the selection of which seems bias and arbitrary. The editors prevent members from editing it without first suggesting it on the talk page, but a few editors seem to have final say and they favor pictures of men they personally favor for arbitrary reasons. I implore members of the WikiProject Anthropology to chime in on this topic, as I have suggested one image, perhaps a classic representation of man, be displayed. JosephSpiral (talk) 22:43, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

AfC submission[edit]

Hello again! Here's a draft we'd appreciate if you reviewed: Draft:Geometric Morphometrics in Anthropology, Draft:Shell tools in the Philippines, Draft:Philippine prehistoric beads and Draft:Philippine Jade Artifacts. Thanks once more, FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 16:45, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Article on Avi Tuschman and Our Political Nature: The Evolutionary Origins of What Divides Us[edit]

This article is up for deletion, if people want to have a look here. -- Avi Tuschman (talk 22:52, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

ITN candidate Australopithecus deyiremeda[edit]

Hello. The article Australopithecus deyiremeda has been proposed on In the news candidates -- Aronzak (talk) 16:40, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Acceleration (human)[edit]

Experts are invited to see Acceleration (human) to review for accuracy and scope, and ideally add some equivalent English language sources. --Animalparty! (talk) 20:52, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

RfC at Homo naledi[edit]

Interested editors are invited to comment at Talk:Homo_naledi#RfC:_a_dozen_articles_rejected_by_Nature. --Animalparty! (talk) 07:20, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

Note: the article is currently protected until the dispute is resolved. Consensus is needed to resolve the dispute and resume article improvement. --Animalparty! (talk) 00:24, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

Article request[edit]

When I was doing research for different topic I came across lot of anthropological, historical researched references to Pole-star worship This is a request to develope a good article on this issue. (Pl.avoid ocnfusion,Pole worship is distinct)

Thanks and regards Mahitgar (talk) 06:12, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

Genetic anthropology[edit]

Not sure what to make of this article. The lead says "Genetic anthropology (Human genetics) is a branch of human genetics" and then says it's a "field of anthropology." I removed an unsourced section which said:

"There seems to be a divide in the academic community as to what is Genetic Anthropology and what is Molecular Anthropology. There are many universities that offer degrees in Genetic Anthropology or Anthropological Genetics, while others offer degrees in Molecular Anthropology, but all are considered to be under the umbrella of Evolutionary Anthropology. In most universities genetic anthropology is taught in conjunction with other anthropological areas such as paleoanthropology, primatology, human biology, Bioarchaeology and osteology."

IMHO this needs to be redirect or rewritten. Crossposting to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Genetics Doug Weller (talk) 10:47, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Article upgrade assistance request (Pre-translation stage)[edit]

Seasons Greetings,

Hi, I am looking for support for a relatively new umbrella article on en-wikipedia named Ceremonial pole. Undersigned seeks your help specially to improve defenition and lead sections of the article.

Ceremonial pole is a human tradition since ancient times; either existed in past at some point of time, or still exists in some cultures across global continents from north to south & from east to west. Ceremonial poles are used to symbolize a variety of concepts in several different world cultures.

Through article Ceremonial pole we intend to take encyclopedic note of cultural aspects and festive celebrations and dances around Ceremonial pole as an umbrella article and want to have historical, mythological, anthropological aspects, reverence or worships wherever concerned as a small part.

While Ceremonial poles have a long past and strong presence but usually less discussed subject. Even before we seek translation of this article in global languages, we need to have more encyclopedic information/input about Ceremonial poles from all global cultures and languages. And we seek your assistance in the same.

Since other contributors to the article are insisting for reliable sources and Standard native english; If your contributions get deleted (for some reason like linguistics or may be your information is reliable but unfortunately dosent match expectations of other editors) , please do list the same on Talk:Ceremonial pole page so that other wikipedians may help improve by interlanguage collaborations, and/or some other language wikipedias may be interested in giving more importance to reliablity of information over other factors on their respective wikipedia.

This request is made to you since culture related topics may be of intrest to you.

Thanking you with warm regards

Mahitgar (talk) 11:15, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

Semitic people merge discussion[edit]

Forgive me if this is in the wrong place, I do not know my way around Wikipedia and its protocols at all. I am alerting you to the fact that an article of interest to you (and you are marked as this article being relevant to you) is currently being debated for removal/merging. It is being argued (I believe wrongly) that the article is irrelevant and has no place in having its own page, so I do think someone from your group should keep an eye on the discussion on the talk page. They already merged the article today into another article without any discussion but I managed to get an admin to move it back again. Conversation has now started on the talk page and I think it is definitely something you will want to keep an eye on. Talk page here; Taurusthecat (talk) 14:13, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

  • Hi Taurusthecat, thanks for the heads up! I'll take a look at the discussion and hopefully can add to it. In the future you may want to look at WP:CANVAS which is a policy about how to advertise ongoing discussions. Alerting wikiprojects to ongoing discussions is fine, but you want to make sure that your notification is neutral and doesn't bias people coming to the discussion. Happy editing! Wugapodes (talk) 19:33, 15 December 2015 (UTC)
Thankyou for the advice, appreciated. It seems some people are determined to merge this page elsewhere, I think to bury the information, also numerous small edits are being done now in an effort to make the material seem less and less relevant, I guess to support deleting/merging the material later. I have noticed that this article (which has been around for quite a few years with much effort put into it) is of particular interest of a large number of focus groups, so I do think it is important for it to be monitored. As the article stands and as far as I can tell, it is extremely factual and contains much useful information, it would be a shame for it to be eroded away and finally removed. As the subject matter is sensitive to some and can elicit emotional interpretations according to their own personal views, it is important the article remains un-biased, factual and complete and is not vandalized. Taurusthecat (talk) 22:12, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

Cradle of Humankind[edit]

Could someone please reassess the above article ? Thanks Anthere (talk)

What did you have in mind? I don't know about the topic and I've only skimmed the article at this point, but there are some words I might put in a different order if I had written it, like I might swap the first and second sentences, for example. I could tweak some grammatical things here and there, but I wasn't sure if you want feedback or were just pointing out this article more generally? Permstrump (talk) 15:41, 16 December 2015 (UTC)
@user:Permstrump. Well... first, this page is part of a research project : m:Research:Wikipedia Primary School SSAJRP programme and as part of the project, this is one of the 100 or so pages that we hope to see improved in the course of the project. Now... whilst I was looking on the talk page at the assessments proposed by the wikiprojsects it is associated with, I saw important discrepancies (from start to C level). Not surprisingly so as many of the assessment were made a long time ago. Hence my request to review.
Now, any improvement to the article itself would be great as well :) Anthere (talk)

Proposed article move from Syro-Palestinian archaeology to Levantine archaeology[edit]

There is a proposal to move from Syro-Palestinian archaeology to Levantine archaeology here and to create separate pages for Archaeology of Syria and Archaeology of Palestine. Your opinions would be welcome, thanks! Drsmoo (talk) 07:34, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

Please visit and help[edit]

Hello friends. The following articles could really use some neutral input:

Many, many, many, and I mean many thanks. :) Anna Frodesiak (talk) 03:46, 8 January 2016 (UTC)

Nomination of List of films featuring whitewashed roles for deletion[edit]

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Proposed Merger of Cultural entomology and Ethnoentomology[edit]

I was thumbing through articles that needed work for WikiProject Insects and found that Cultural entomology has a (very old) proposed merge with Ethnoentomology. There are no comments on the Cultural entomology page, but one vote for and against merger at the Ethnoentomology page. These articles cover a lot of the same ground, and the merge request was never settled. Please provide additional comments on the talk page M. A. Broussard (talk) 04:10, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

User:The Ungovernable Force/Wikiproject Anthropology[edit]

User:The Ungovernable Force/Wikiproject Anthropology looks like it was the first precursor to the creation of this project. I've listed it for deletion at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:The Ungovernable Force/Wikiproject Anthropology but if someone thinks it should be kept (historical reasons?), maybe it can be moved to somewhere in this project space, please vote keep at the MFD. Thanks! -- Ricky81682 (talk) 20:33, 15 March 2016 (UTC)

Help expand an article?[edit]

Hi! I recently chose to redirect the article Postpartum confinement, as someone nominated it for deletion saying that it didn't expand on Postpartum_period#East_Asia. It looks like the section Postpartum_period#Cultures covers confinement, but I can see the merit in having a separate article that goes into this in greater detail across the various cultures and discussing this in more general detail on a cultural level.

Anyone interested in taking a crack at this to see if this is warranted? I've dropped this same notice (more or less) at WP:MEDICINE as well. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 05:41, 23 March 2016 (UTC)

Duplication in articles on consanguinity, incest, etc.[edit]

Participants in this project may be interested in a discussion I have (hopefully) started on the WikiProject Law's talk page. J. D. Crutchfield | Talk 17:54, 23 March 2016 (UTC)

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100% Shameless Canvassing[edit]

Trying to get a goon squad together to tackle war. The article is in shambles. It's rated high importance by this WikiProject, so I'm trying to get some goons. Please goon over and see if we can get something going. TimothyJosephWood 17:54, 10 April 2016 (UTC)


We're missing a number of specific-culture articles that are redlinks at Cultural periods of Peru. At this point we even have an article on the Chiribaya dog mummies, but not the culture and people they were buried with. Seems a bit backwards.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  16:13, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

Need help with Cyber-ethnography article[edit]

Hi all hope you are having a great day. Please contribute to the discussion on Talk:Cyber-ethnography#Image_on_page_under_section_.22The_range_of_methodologies.22 --Have a great day :) , Sanjev Rajaram (talk) 00:35, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

RfC notice: image montages of individual faces on ethnicity and other demonym articles[edit]

FYI: Pointer to relevant discussion elsewhere.

Please participate in the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Images#Proposed repeal of WP:NOETHNICGALLERIES. It is a proposal to vacate the previous consensus reached in the February 2016 RfC that resulted in the creation of the MOS:NOETHNICGALLERIES provision at MOS:IMAGES, and also relates thematically to Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)/Archive 127#RfC: Ethnicity in infoboxes (all of these discussions are ultimately about using infoboxes to identify individuals as members of particular ethnicities, and this relates also to MOS:IDENTITY).  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  17:24, 29 May 2016 (UTC)

RM on anti-national sentiment[edit]

Hello, if you can please participate in this discussion on nation-related articles. Thank you. Bataaf van Oranje (Prinsgezinde) (talk) 10:17, 17 June 2016 (UTC)

Looking for feedback on a tool on Visual Editor to add open license text from other sources[edit]

Hi all

I'm designing a tool for Visual Editor to make it easy for people to add open license text from other sources, there are a huge number of open license sources compatible with Wikipedia including around 9000 journals. I can see a very large opportunity to easily create a high volume of good quality articles quickly. I have done a small project with open license text from UNESCO as a proof of concept, any thoughts, feedback or endorsements (on the Meta page) would be greatly appreciated.


--John Cummings (talk) 14:52, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

Missing article: Native American nation[edit]

FYI: Pointer to relevant discussion elsewhere.

Please see Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Indigenous peoples of North America#Major missing article: Native American nation.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  13:11, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

Navbox for prehistoric caves[edit]

I'm translating a French one. See Draft:Navbox prehistoric caves. If anyone either is fluent in French or in navboxes, please feel free to help! Doug Weller talk 13:03, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

Category move for discussion[edit]

There is a proposal being discussed for moving (or renaming) Category:Science organizations by topic to Category:Organizations by academic discipline. The discussion is here [1] (at CfD). ----Steve Quinn (talk) 03:08, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

Request for comments[edit]

Those skilled in the art are invited to comment here. Эйхер (talk) 13:16, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

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There's a question at the family talk page under section the genetic overlap table that needs replies or help. Thanks. (talk) 09:05, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

Commons Challenge about local culture[edit]

This months on commons we have organized this challenge. You can upload some pictures or help with the categories and the description of pictures uploaded so far. You can also vote starting from the 1st of October, and use them immediately if you think they're useful. Bye!--Alexmar983 (talk) 11:06, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

Copy of article on finds of people of East Asian descent in Roman-era London[edit]

Does anyone have a full text copy of this article?

Thanks.--Beneficii (talk) 18:55, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

"Mongoloid" article and pictures of private persons[edit]

I posted this on the talk page of the Mongoloid article, about the use of photographs of private persons, whereas the article on Caucasian race only uses sketches and the article on White people only uses famous people. I was concerned about posting photos of private persons being objectifying, but before making any determinations, I would like to discuss the matter. What is the opinion of others here?--Beneficii (talk) 18:59, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Meitei language → Manipuri language[edit]

There is a move discussion going on at Talk:Meitei language. If you're interested in commenting. The issue is about a language name but the same arguments apply equally to ethnic group names as well. Thanks. – ishwarishwar  (speak) 00:12, 5 December 2016 (UTC)


Please provide comment at Talk:Polygyny#Map of polygyny w.r.t. Russia. (This project is being pinged because the topic-in-question is listed as a topic under this WikiProject's umbrella.) --Izno (talk) 13:47, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

Missing topics list[edit]

My list of missing topics about ethnic (and social) groups is updated - Skysmith (talk) 13:51, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

WikiJournal of Science promotion[edit]

WikiJournal of Science logo.svg

The WikiJournal of Science is a start-up academic journal which aims to provide a new mechanism for ensuring the accuracy of Wikipedia's scientific content. It is part of a WikiJournal User Group that includes the flagship WikiJournal of Medicine.[1][2]. Like Wiki.J.Med, it intends to bridge the academia-Wikipedia gap by encouraging contributions by non-Wikipedians, and by putting content through peer review before integrating it into Wikipedia.

Since it is just starting out, it is looking for contributors in two main areas:


  • See submissions through external academic peer review
  • Format accepted articles
  • Promote the journal


  • Original articles on topics that don't yet have a Wikipedia page, or only a stub/start
  • Wikipedia articles that you are willing to see through external peer review (either solo or as in a group, process analagous to GA / FA review)
  • Image articles, based around an important medical image or summary diagram

If you're interested, please come and discuss the project on the journal's talk page, or the general discussion page for the WikiJournal User group.

  1. ^ Shafee, T; Das, D; Masukume, G; Häggström, M. "WikiJournal of Medicine, the first Wikipedia-integrated academic journal". WikiJournal of Medicine. 4. doi:10.15347/wjm/2017.001. 
  2. ^ "Wikiversity Journal: A new user group". The Signpost. 2016-06-15. 

T.Shafee(Evo&Evo)talk 10:29, 24 January 2017 (UTC)

Child marriage and Teen marriage articles[edit]

Opinions are needed on Talk:Child marriage#Recent changes and Talk:Teen marriage#Recent image addition. The first discussion concerns changes made to the article's terminology, the use of images and whether or not to merge the article. And the second discussion concerns whether or not the lead image is appropriate for the article. Permalinks here and here. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 21:25, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

Anthropological theories of value[edit]

Anthropological theories of value was recently proposed for deletion by User:Ysangkok and I opposed deletion. The article needs major work, certainly much better referencing and possibly a rewrite. Help is appreciated from anyone who can contribute. See also: Talk:Anthropological theories of value#Notability. Thanks, Biogeographist (talk) 19:07, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

Caucasian race[edit]

Caucasian race is in need of attention, I am discussing how to improve the article with another user and your input will be appreciated. ·maunus · snunɐɯ· 20:16, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

Move request - American ethnicity[edit]

Please see Talk:American ethnicity #Requested move 16 April 2017--Moxy (talk) 08:09, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

User is using article space to push an unsourced personal POV that Filipino Datu are Monarchs[edit]

Hi. A user has been insisting on using the main article space of the Datu article to assert his/her point of view that these Filipino rulers are monarchs, and that the polities and social groupings they lead are monarchies. It's a topic that has had an impact on very many early Philippine history articles, and this "monarchist" POV has been pushed hard by numerous editors in numerous articles. Datu, I think, is the right place for a proper discussion. May I request people take a look, and add their five cents before I elevate this dispute any further? I feel that more voices are needed for this discussion to go anywhere. I've created a discussion at the relevant talk page: Talk:Datu#2017_Re-opening_of_.22Monarchy.22_discussion Thanks! - Alternativity (talk) 10:17, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

Jewish content at the Definitions of whiteness in the United States article[edit]

Opinions are needed on the following matter: Talk:Definitions of whiteness in the United States#Jewish material. A WP:Permalink for it is here. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 07:36, 19 August 2017 (UTC)

ISO 4 redirects help![edit]

{{Infobox journal}} now features ISO 4 redirect detection to help with the creation and maintenance of these redirects, and will populate Category:Articles with missing ISO 4 redirects. ISO 4 redirects help readers find journal articles based on their official ISO abbreviations (e.g. J. Phys. AJournal of Physics A), and also help with compilations like WP:JCW and WP:JCW/TAR.

The category is populated by the |abbreviation= parameter of {{Infobox journal}}. If you're interested in created missing ISO 4 redirects

  • Load up an article from the category (or only check for e.g. Anthropology journals).
  • One or more maintenance templates should be at the top of page, with links to create the relevant redirects and verify the abbreviations.
  • There are links in the maintenance templates to facilitate this. See full detailed instructions at Category:Articles with missing ISO 4 redirects.
  • |abbreviation= should contain dotted, title cased versions of the abbreviations (e.g. J. Phys., not J Phys or J. phys.). Also verify that the dots are appropriate.
  • If you cannot determine the correct abbreviation, or aren't sure, leave a message at WT:JOURNALS and someone will help you.
  • Use the link in the maintenance template to create the redirects and automatically tag them with {{R from ISO 4}}.
  • WP:NULL/WP:PURGE the original article to remove the maintenance templates.

Thanks. Headbomb {t · c · p · b} 13:39, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

A "race"- and crime-related RM and RfD[edit]

FYI: Pointers to relevant discussions elsewhere.

Please see:

 — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  04:53, 6 September 2017 (UTC)