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WikiProject Frisia (Rated Project-class, Top-importance)
WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of WikiProject Frisia, an effort to create, expand, organize, and improve Frisia-related articles to a feature-quality standard. If you would like to participate, you can edit the article attached to this page, or visit the project page, where you can join the project and/or contribute to the discussion. Since we only have a handful of active members at the moment, we are in urgent need of help right now.
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Menno Simons[edit]

I would like to collaborate on the Menno Simons article. I have added an infobox and a bibliography stub section. I have also created a category on Wikimedia Commons. Please join me in the effort to improve the article from Start to B-class! Rubenescio (talk) 10:38, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Graeme Bartlett's administrator candidacy[edit]

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Bot which automatically updates unreferenced biography of living persons daily[edit]

RE: Wikipedia:Bot requests/Archive 34#Unreferenced biography of living persons bot to get projects involved in referencing.

Hello wikiproject, I requested a bot which will update unreferenced living people (BLPs) daily. User talk:Betacommand is willing to create this bot. Since you already have a /Unreferenced BLPs page, this shows your project really cares about this issue.

I just need a list of projects who would like to test this bot. Please let me know here if your project would like to do this. Thank you Okip (the new and improved Ikip) 19:57, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

Frisian speaker sought[edit]

Are there any Frisian speakers here who can help translate or answer a message in Frisian at "Commons:Commons:Village pump#Nij oansjen"? — Cheers, JackLee talk 09:49, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Talk:Dutch people[edit]

A Request for Comments which may be of interest to this Wikiproject is waiting for your input at Talk:Dutch people#RfC on how to define the Dutch as an ethnic group, and what to include. Fram (talk) 07:07, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

Friesland articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release[edit]

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Hi Frieslanders The paragraph at the end of this Boksum article looks really dodgy to me. I'm not going to cut it because I know nothing about the topic, and you never know it might be real - but it has all the marks of being someone's little joke to me. Maybe you guys could check it? Machina.sapiens (talk) 09:29, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

Name confusion?[edit]

Hi. I fully support this project, but wonder if it should be renamed WikiProject Frisia? In English, as the project introduction implies, Friesland normally just refers to the Dutch province, whereas the whole coastal area inhabited by the various Frisian-speaking peoples is called Frisia. It's only in the German language that Friesland refers to both the Dutch province and the whole area. Just a thought. --Bermicourt (talk) 16:20, 13 October 2011 (UTC)

I support that move. After all it's one of the project's scopes to include all Frisians, not just those from the province. And while we are at it, in the case of renaming let's use All Frisian flag Scandinavial model.svg this unofficial all-Frisian flag for project templates. De728631 (talk) 20:10, 15 November 2011 (UTC)
We could then still have a Portal:Friesland similar to the East Frisian page set up by Bermicourt. De728631 (talk) 13:52, 19 November 2011 (UTC)
I don't mind if the name changes back to Fisia. But I would think that renaming all uses of the template would be a waste of time. Last time there this debate was on there was about 4 different opinions. (3rd alternative Frisians, 4th Fryslan). So how about we have a new set of templates that don't just refer to the province in the Netherlands, and keep the old name of the project for a redirect to Wikipedia:WikiProject Frisia. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 20:20, 19 November 2011 (UTC)
Yes, I was also thinking about moving all project sites with redirect. But we can also move the templates to their new names with redirects and then just change the icons and links in the talk page tag and the userbox template. That's an act of a few minutes and won't require changing any content on an article talk page. De728631 (talk) 14:09, 20 November 2011 (UTC)
Happy with that and I agree that the Dutch "Friesland" and other sub-divisions could have their own portals. I have discovered that there is a West Friesland portal nearly completed on Dutch Wikipedia which could be a start. Unfortunately I speak German, but not Dutch! (okay, so some would say I speak "double Dutch"!) --Bermicourt (talk) 15:35, 20 November 2011 (UTC)
OK, then I'm going to move the project pages and templates. De728631 (talk) 19:30, 21 November 2011 (UTC)
Done. I have asked Arbitrarily0 to update the article assessment tags with their bot. De728631 (talk) 21:36, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

Rottumeroog is selected as article for improvement[edit]

The article Rottumeroog, which is in the scope of this project, was selected by the WikiProject Netherlands as the article for improvement in May 2014. Our ambitious goal is to improve the article to good article quality. You are invited to contribute to the article. – Editør (talk) 14:07, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

Related portals[edit]

Should we add a section with links to any related portals such as Portal:East Frisia to the project page? --Bermicourt (talk) 08:41, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes, by all means. I always considered Portal:East Frisia a part of the project anyways. I'm going to dedicate a section to it on the main project page. De728631 (talk) 08:47, 1 June 2014 (UTC)
Cool. Well done/Gut gemacht! --Bermicourt (talk) 15:01, 1 June 2014 (UTC)


Rambling at random, I read Protestant church of Goutum. The last sentence is problematic:

The building is located on the Buorren 23.

The "on" makes it seem as if Buorren means "highway" or something like it.

But fy:Buorren (doarp)'s "English" link leads to neighbourhood, and doarp must be cognate to English "thorp" and German "Dorf", so I would guess that buorren is cognate to "borough" and "Burg". Then Buorren 23 would be a district, and good English idiom would use "in", not "on":

  • The building is located in Buorren (District) 23.


  • The building is located in District 23.

There are about eight English Wikipedia pages that mention "Buorren". One way to clear them up would be to put the translation in parentheses, as in the first example above. Another would be to link to "Buorren", if there were such an article—but I doubt that it would pass WP:Notability. However, if a Frisian-speaker were to add fy:wikt:buorren to it Fryske Wikiwurdboek, with a link to wikt:neighborhood (or wikt:district or whatever is the best translation), that article would then be linked from the English Wiktionary article on the English word. Then you could wikilink the word "Buorren" in the English Wikipedia articles to the West Frisian definition in English Wiktionary.

--Thnidu (talk) 04:48, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Or is it just an address? Is Buorren the road name and 23 the the house number in the usual continental order? --Bermicourt (talk) 06:33, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
It could be. Map, anybody? --Thnidu (talk) 20:42, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
It sounds very like an address to me. Usually you would see the village name followed by a number, rather than the street. The cities would have the street as well though. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 21:26, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
OK, if you look at you can see that Buorren is the name of the roughly east-west street in the village. It connects Goutumerdijk to Tearnserdijk. Also at is an old map, where you can see it amoungst less streets, but unfortunately this street is not named. Graeme Bartlett (talk) 22:01, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
From the first map you link to, that looks almost certain to be an address. So I have changed the structure of the phrase to match English structure for addresses.--Thnidu (talk) 21:36, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

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MfD nomination of Portal:East Frisia[edit]

Ambox warning orange.svg Portal:East Frisia, a portal which is directly relevant to this project, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; you may participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:East Frisia. Editors are free to edit the content of Portal:East Frisia during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. --Bermicourt (talk) 18:22, 23 March 2017 (UTC)