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Portuguese Timor[edit]

User Merbabu is trying to erase the infobox included on the article Portuguese Timor. This kind of infobox exists in many other articles in Wikipedia. He is just trying to impose his own view in the article. Is there some action that can be done against it? Emerson

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The first theatre and the first actors[edit]

Hello! I am interested in theatre history, and I hope some one can answer my question. I wonder: which was the first theatre, with proffesional actors of both genders, in Portugal? I am also interested in the first known actor and actress, or the most famous actor and actress, of that theatre's early years. I have heard that the acting proffesion was barred for women in Portugal in the 18th-century. If so, when was it lifted? I hope someone can answer my question. I would be gratefull if You could answer on my talk page. Regards--Aciram (talk) 09:49, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Portuguese international artists[edit]

In the english version of the Carmen Miranda biography on wikipedia, an article that is considered as of high-importance to this wikiportugal-project, she is refered as portuguese-born brazilian. Since she never had brazilian citizenship and was in fact portuguese i belive that expression is wrong. Besides this issue i think that using portuguese-born expression tries to diminish the connection of her nationality to Portugal. Since she is only portuguese she should be refered as portuguese and not brazilian. Note that this is a reference to her nationality/citizenship and does not put at stake her importance to the brazilian music culture. since an artist may be from one nationality and be of great importance also to other country. One thing doesn't erase the other. (talk) 03:37, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

Why is there a need to specify that the English-language version states she is Brazilian when the Portuguese-language version says the same thing? (talk) 07:08, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

English translation of Nelly Furtado's biography in wikipedia[edit]

states she is Canadian ... The editor refuses to state she is portuguese-canadian and sticks to call her simple canadian.

The Portuguese-language version says the same thing. What is the problem? (talk) 07:08, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

Colonial Act[edit]

The entry on the 1930 Colonial Act uses emotive language that is not really suitable for use in an encyclopaedia. As such, it is highly subjective and could be dismissed as being biased. Lusobrandane (talk) 13:53, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

Portuguese translation[edit]

Please help, can you tell me what this says? File:Jergen Corpo Nacional de Escutas da Guiné-Bissau text.JPG

Chris (クリス • フィッチュ) (talk) 14:09, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

The image has no relation with the subject of the article, a fast and easy translation of the text of the image:
"scouts national corp (CNE-GB)
(catholic Guinean-Bissau scouts)
After fifteen months of preparation of a 15 people group, ten masculine and five feminine, of which seven were scouts back in the Colonial war times. with one intensive orientation course given by six hight leaders of the national scouts of Portugal, from 23rd to the 27th of February, on internal regime, that will take place at the Parochial center, after twenty seven years, we will have the joy of restore the world's biggest youth movement, at Bissau cathedral in Guinea-Bissau, proportioning one alternative to our youth formation." -- (talk) 04:09, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

Present day[edit]

How is it possible to consider a 1988 (Herman José case) as a "Present day" example. The last part of the article that refers the current situation of Portugal freedom of speech and censorship is incomplete and does not reflect the reality of the country, gives a negative image that does not match reality. two good examples not mentioned were the law suits involving Alberto João Jardim and the local Madeira press and José Socrates and the country's press that clearly showed the nonexistence of censorship in Portugal. Compared to other countries Portugal doesn't have too many cases where someone claims to be silenced by some form of censorship. -- (talk) 03:33, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

WP 1.0 bot announcement[edit]

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Listing all of the unreferenced biographies of living people for your project and Herman José[edit]

Portuguese comedian Herman José is an unreferenced biography of living people, so it will probably be deleted if it is not referenced. I have no interest in this subject. Could someone please reference it? Thank you.

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Herman José has just been cleaned with text translated from pt.wp. Its {{BLP unsourced}} tag has therefore been removed. Comte0 (talk) 23:27, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

Photo request[edit]

If anyone is convenient to Lisbon Airport, would anyone mind photographing the TAP Portugal headquarters (Building 25)? Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) 19:04, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

Francisco Manuel Ibérico Nogueira[edit]

A new article written completely in Portuguese language. Could you look at it, please? --Vejvančický (talk) 13:48, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

OK... Resolved... --Vejvančický (talk) 13:50, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

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Names of royalty and political figures[edit]

Several years ago, all the names were anglicized for some reason. "João" became "John", "Pedro" became "Peter", etc. There does not seem to be a consistent pattern, however. In some cases, the names have not been anglicized (e.g., "Afonso" has not been turned into "Alphonse" and "Manuel" has not been made into "Emmanuel"). According to WP:UCN, we should use the spellings used by reliable sources, and according to WP:UE, where there is no consistent established usage editors should " follow the conventions of the language appropriate to the subject". Although there are some sources (particularly older sources) which have anglicized non-English names, there have also always been excellent references which have reflected the Portuguese spellings for the names of these people. It is confusing to have them anglicized on Wikipedia. Are there good reasons that would prevent moving these articles back to reflect the Portuguese spellings? • Astynax talk 17:41, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

Portuguese-Indian War[edit]

A discussion thread has been started at Talk:1961_Indian_Annexation_of_Goa#Title regarding the title of the article (i.e., whether to use "Invasion of Goa" or "Annexation of Goa" in the title). If you are interested in the topic, please discuss the issue there.XavierGreen (talk) 23:48, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

Current team[edit]

Freddy Adu does not currently play for Benfica, As of right now he's on loan to Aris Thessaloniki F.C. He should return at the beginning of the 2011-2012 season

The current number 11 on the team is Javier Balboa. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:48, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Need translator[edit]

Can someone help with translation here: Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Scouting#Uni.C3.A3o_dos_Escoteiros_do_Brasil? Thanks. RlevseTalk 02:20, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

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

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Wikipedia:Featured portal review/Portugal[edit]

I have listed Portal:Portugal at Featured Portal Review because I do not think that it meets current standards for featured portals. Please join in the discussion, or better still, help to improve the portal so it meets the Featured portal criteria. Thanks, BencherliteTalk 17:26, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

Invasion of Goa 1961[edit]

Hi..... we are having a bit of an issue for the title of the Invasion of Goa 1961 page and are trying to resolve it through a vote. Please visit and give us your feedback.Tigerassault (talk) 09:58, 30 September 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject cleanup listing[edit]

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Brazil-Portugal relations[edit]

the page needs to be expanded, sourced and organised. Ive done stuff off the top of my head but its awfully late now, and i hope to be in bed soon.Lihaas (talk) 19:50, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

Image help[edit]

Can anyone identify this commons image which was claimed to be in Lagos, Nigeria? It looks more European but can't find anything to confirm it is Lagos, Portugal. Please reply at: commons:COM:ANB#Question. Thanks ww2censor (talk) 17:41, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

The discussion has been archive, so if you can confirm the image location please modify the image file. ww2censor (talk) 05:25, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

Help with articles on forts[edit]

I ended up spending a lot of my day sorting out "Forte de São João" articles. There are a couple of jobs left over, which I can't do, if anyone is inspired to work on this:

  1. Have a look at the feast of redlinks at the new page Forte de São João (disambiguation) and do some translating from Portuguese to make them go blue.
  2. Review the 11 September 2010 contributions of Starzynka (talk · contribs) (listed here or via the contribs link), and especially the ones starting "Forte." It was problems in these that first attracted my attention. The user (now retired) had created Forte do Biscoitinho and Forte de São João as duplicate articles referring to Forte de São João (São Mateus da Calheta) (now an article newly translated by me), with mistaken and nonexistent interwiki (pt) links, respectively. The same user also created Fortaleza de São João Baptista as a duplicate to the existing and decent article Castelo de São João Baptista do Monte Brasil. So I'm sure there are some other little messes to clean up in that burst of stub creation.
  3. Portuguese Wikipedia is not immune from duplicate articles on Terceira Island, Azores, forts! I put the merge tags on pt:Forte de São João da Praia da Vitória and pt:Forte de São João (Santa Cruz), but if your Portuguese is good enough to do the merge (and you confirm that they are duplicates), go for it!

Wareh (talk) 20:36, 10 December 2010 (UTC)

Coats of arms of Portuguese colonies[edit]

I have started an article on the Coats of arms of Portuguese colonies. Someone more knowledgeable of Portuguese heraldry should flesh it out. -- Nidator T / C 19:13, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

Important move request on Portuguese monarchs. Share your thoughts.[edit]

I have requested the move of article John VI of Portugal to João VI of Portugal in here: Talk:John VI of Portugal#Requested move. Since more than anything this has to do with Portugal, I thought it would be necessary to warn this WikiProject. Share your thoughts there, it's important. Regards, --Lecen (talk) 22:52, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

Eugenio de Andrade[edit]

Dear Sir(s), Madam(s): As an inheritor of the de Andrade name, I am concerned and shocked that Mr. Jose Fontinha, illustrious Portuguese Poet, is still referred to by the "de Andrade" moniker, which he chose after unsuccessfully attempting to establish himself as a poet.

It is deeply disturbing to read biographical sources where the de Andrade name, to which he has no LEGAL right of usage, is flaunted and referrred as fact. the aforementioned is deeply disturbing, as I have read deeply unflattering critical analysis, in Portuguese, of Mr. Fontinha's work, prior to his usurpation of "MY" family name. It would behoove everyone to please correct this ERRONEOUS usage of an illustrious and ancient Portuguese family name, by a well-known poet - regardless of the subsequent embarrassment. I sincerely hope that I do not need to use, for example, the surname "Camoes, to make my point.

But if I must, I shall, in the meantime, PLEASE, update this extremely Dishonest and misleading title - the Fontinha name is beautiful, Lyrical, and I am sure would be a wonderful addition to Portuguese Intellectual "Bellles-Lettres."

Yours truly,

M. Camoes (aka M. de Andrade) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:34, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Portuguese contemporary art[edit]

FYI. postdlf (talk) 04:15, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

The only witch trials of Portugal?[edit]

It seems that Portugal hade nearly no witch trials leading to death sentences, except for two: the Witch trial of Lisbon (1599), and the Witch trial of Évora (1626). Can anyone confirm this? Are they years correct? As the only two witch trials in their country, they should have articles here, but I can find no information of them. Have anyone heard of them? Can you perhaps give me a name of one of the condemned, or any other information, by which I can at least google for them? I would be gratefull for any information at all. Thank you.--Aciram (talk) 13:15, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

The Empire of Brazil task force has been created. Join the team![edit]

The Empire of Brazil task force has been created. It has as goal the improvement of all articles related to Brazilian (and Uruguayan until 1828) history between 1822 and 1889 during the Empire of Brazil era. Join the team, you're welcome! --Lecen (talk) 19:34, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Diacritics RfC[edit]

Discussion is underway regarding the use of diacritics in proper nouns from languages such as Portuguese. Comments are welcome at Wikipedia:Naming conventions (use English)/Diacritics RfC. Prolog (talk) 19:29, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Portuguese historians needed...[edit]

There is debate at Talk:Miguel, Crown Prince of Portugal about the reliability of sources, etc.

If any members of this project have knowledge about Portuguese 14th Century history, your input would be much appreciated. PhantomSteve/talk|contribs\ 23:46, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

Translation help for DYK, Ponta das Contendas Lighthouse[edit]

Any native Portuguese speaker with a better translation of "obscure" and "convenient" in 2nd paragraph of history section of Ponta das Contendas Lighthouse? Trilliumz (talk) 16:00, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

From the Portuguese source, you say? I don't think it's necessary, those are OK. Parutakupiu (talk) 16:35, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

Help: portrait of King Pedro IV[edit]

My friends, would there be anyone who, by chance, could provide a digital copy of the portrait of King Pedro IV that is presently located in the Museu dos Coches? I'm talking about this portrait: [1] and [2]. For quite some time I've been wishing to add it to the King-Emperor's article. I would be very glad if anyone could help. Regards, --Lecen (talk) 00:12, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

I'd love to help, but I don't live in Lisbon. But... isn't the infobox image used in Pedro I of Brazil taken from that portrait already? Parutakupiu (talk) 00:29, 8 September 2011 (UTC)
Just a small pirce of it, and even so, the quality of the picture is very low. --Lecen (talk) 02:19, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

Pageview stats[edit]

After a recent request, I added WikiProject Portugal to the list of projects to compile monthly pageview stats for. The data is the same used by but the program is different, and includes the aggregate views from all redirects to each page. The stats are at Wikipedia:WikiProject Portugal/Popular pages.

The page will be updated monthly with new data. The edits aren't marked as bot edits, so they will show up in watchlists. You can view more results, request a new project be added to the list, or request a configuration change for this project using the toolserver tool. If you have any comments or suggestions, please let me know. Thanks! Mr.Z-man 21:18, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

A Brazilian/Portuguese article as Today's Featured Article?[edit]

I've recently nominated Princess Maria Amélia of Brazil on Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests to be shown on the next 1 December. If there is someone who believes that the article should appear, post your comment. If not, then do it too. --Lecen (talk) 18:59, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Portela Airport[edit]

Is Portela Airport in Lisbon proper? If not, what municipality is it in? Even though its address says "Lisbon"? WhisperToMe (talk) 17:09, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

That is a good question. The truth of the matter is that "Lisbon" airport only partially falls within the municipality of Lisbon (specifically in portions of the civil parishes of Charneca and Santa Maria dos Olivais, while the remaining portion (to the northeast) is within the municipality of Loures (likely Portela). I can officially confirm this with the CAOP administrative divisions once I get home. ;) Ruben JC (Zeorymer) (talk) 17:43, 15 December 2011 (UTC)
Yes, I would like that, please.
Specifically I want to know about the TAP complex (Reduto TAP) - If it is in Lisbon or not
File:TAPHQLisbon.JPG - This is the TAP HQ location: and
If you have any maps that could help sourcing, that could help too
If it is in Lisbon, knowing the district/neighborhood would be nice too
Thank you
WhisperToMe (talk) 20:37, 15 December 2011 (UTC)
Okay, rechecked my Google Earth overlay of the CAOP. It's definitive: a majority of the Lisbon Airport (including the administrative buildings) is located within the municipality of Lisbon. As I indicated above, the airport falls within the parishes of Charneca and Santa Maria dos Olivais, in the municipality of Lisbon, but the second half of the runway is within the civil parish of Camarate in the municipality of Loures. Just to specify, the TAP administrative and maintenance buildings are located within the civil parish of Santa Maria dos Olivais. I can offer you my KMLs for Google Earth just to assist. Let me know or email me. Ruben JC (Zeorymer) (talk) 21:08, 15 December 2011 (UTC)
Please send the KMLs. Thank you!
For ANA (airport authority), the buildings are in Lisbon (Building 120 is the HQ), but which parish is the ANA HQ in?
What about Portugalia (Building 70)?
WhisperToMe (talk) 22:10, 15 December 2011 (UTC)


Does anyone have a few minutes to clean this one up a little? Thanks. – ukexpat (talk) 16:33, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

I will take care of this tonight. I'll update content to this and Loures Municipality before then end of the night. Knock on wood. :) Ruben JC (Zeorymer) (talk) 18:40, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
Nice work! – ukexpat (talk) 04:21, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's History Month[edit]

Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:Portugal will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in Portugal's history, society and culture. We've created an event page on English Wikipedia (please translate!) and I hope you'll find the inspiration to participate. These events can take place off wiki, like edit-a-thons, or on wiki, such as themes and translations. Please visit the page here: WikiWomen's History Month. Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to seeing events take place! SarahStierch (talk) 22:07, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Requested article (Francisco de Oliveira)[edit]

Could somebody translate pt:Francisco de Oliveira to English Wikipedia? (interview with English subs as a useful elink)--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 16:28, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Numerals for Dukes of Braganza[edit]

Please see discussion at Template talk:Dukes of Braganza. DrKiernan (talk) 16:48, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

Bordeira western algarve[edit]

Another editor has created Bordeira western algarve. The article is unreferenced, and I do not know whether it should be kept. I would appreciate it if other editors could look at the article. Eastmain (talkcontribs) 13:12, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

fair play medal 1988[edit]

ms. bott, we are researching an article on patrick monteiro de barrios. he claims to have earned a medal in the 1988 olympics of 1988 for rescuing a korean from drowning, but we are not able to confirm this is this true? please email many thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:20, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

Pedro IV of Portugal is now a FAC, share your thoughts[edit]

Pedro IV of Portugal is now a Featured Article Candidate. Please share your thoughts about it here. Cheers, --Lecen (talk) 02:18, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

Diacritics in Portuguese IPA transcriptions[edit]

Hello everyone. There's a discussion over at Help talk:IPA for Portuguese and Galician#Brazilian Portuguese unstressed vowels about whether we should include diacritics in our IPA transcriptions for unstressed vowels in Portuguese. If anyone could comment, your input would be very welcome. — Mr. Stradivarius (have a chat) 07:01, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

House of Aviz[edit]

Can someone help merge House of Aviz and House of Aviz-Beja and translate some information from pt:Dinastia de Avis?--The Emperor's New Spy (talk) 15:25, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of Bicholim conflict for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Bicholim conflict is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Bicholim conflict until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

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I'm placing this notice here because this is a case where I hope I'm wrong about the article. I wanted to do everything possible to see that this article is vetted by editors with a better knowledge of Portuguese history and access to better resources.--ShelfSkewed Talk 17:35, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

Article under construction - WP Portugal may be interested[edit]

Greetings Wikiproject Portugal

I have started an article on the 'Algarve' based tourist firm 'Portitours' here and thought that I should bring it to this WikiProject's attention to get help to bring it to Article level. I have provided a few sources and a line or two to get you all started. Any member of WikiProject Portugal is welcome to make edits to the page as they wish so (provided such edits meet criteria). As soon as the majority of page editors feel that it is at a good enough level to be an article let me know and i'll look into moving it into article space. Many thanks. MIVP - Here to help. This way. (Maybe a bit of tea for thought?) 20:49, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

Alerts not linked on main page[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Portugal/Article alerts, per Wikipedia:WikiProject Brazil/Article alerts. In ictu oculi (talk) 03:22, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

What do you mean? - Nabla (talk) 13:56, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
I mean the link was dead, and the above was a red link yesterday. I applied to the bot owner to reactivate it. In ictu oculi (talk) 05:46, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Proposed move[edit]

Talk:Anadia Municipality, Portugal - proposed move to Anadia. This RM seems to open the general question of the best format for the names of municipalities articles: in the Category:Municipalities of Portugal, of the 251 articles c 191 are in the format "Foo Municipality". So a wider question than this one article.Jsmith1000 (talk) 19:11, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

Family History24.38.176.4 (talk) 23:32, 27 March 2013 (UTC)[edit]

≤FRANCISO, SECOND OF HIS NAME, LEGITMATE SON OF FRANCISO de MEDEIROS AMARO, PEASANT AND FRANCISCA DE MEDEIROS, spinner, both of Algaarvia, Nordeste, wehere they where married and they live in Ribeira seca, ribeira grande. fRANI am family researching and my grand father, was born at 5 p.m. on 8 october 1871 and was baptized on the 22nd, in Ribeira Seca, Ribeira Grande. Godparents were Jose Ferreira Do Couto, single, farmer, and Margarida Islabel, single. Can anyone help me unders-- (talk) 23:32, 27 March 2013 (UTC)tand the history of my grandparents? Thank you. Frank

Académica de Coimbra move request[edit]

Hello. There is an ongoing move discussion at Talk:Coimbra Academic Association#Requested move 2. Since it has now been relisted twice it seems time to notify the three tagged projects; WikiProject Portugal, WikiProject Universities and WikiProject Sports. In ictu oculi (talk) 00:29, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

  • This has now been relisted twice, please, any one to push it one way or the other.... In ictu oculi (talk) 00:21, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

Articles for each freguesia[edit]

Is there an acceptability criteria defined? I could find quite a few articles "xxx is a freguesia of Lisbon." with no additional details. --Anneyh (talk) 14:42, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

While former editors have tried (adhoc) to create articles on all civil parishes within the Wikipedia, unfortunately, few did more then identify their existence and location. This is not to say that they are invalid. I have attempted, successfully, to increase content with sources/citations in my time on Wikipedia: it is a daunting process, as there are more then 1300 parishes, but I continue to integrate new content as I discover it. There is no "acceptability criteria", because all parishes are valid politico-administrative entities, much like the municipalities/cities of Ontario or the parishes of Louisiana (for example). All that must be done is have editors contribute more to the content, even copying/translating from Portuguese Wikipedia, with appropriate references and citations. ruben jc ZEORYMER (talk) 16:50, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

{{Community of Portuguese Language Countries}}[edit]

Template:Community of Portuguese Language Countries (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 09:34, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

€2 Portugal 2011 - Pinto.png[edit]

image:€2 Portugal 2011 - Pinto.png has been nominated for deletion and NFCC review, see Wikipedia:Possibly_unfree_files/2013_September_10 and WP:NFCR -- (talk) 05:18, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:Spain#Spanish Empire (1580-1640)[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Spain#Spanish Empire (1580-1640). Elizium23 (talk) 15:35, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

English exonyms for place names[edit]

English_exonyms#Portugal. Can someone check this please. See also article Talk. Many thanks. In ictu oculi (talk) 04:06, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Portuguese rock[edit]

Please, find sources! Bearian (talk) 20:26, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

Duplicate articles Colonial Captaincies of Brazil, Captaincies of Brazil[edit]

Do we really need two separate articles here? The info in Colonial Captaincies of Brazil is completely redundant. my inclination is to nominate Colonial Captaincies of Brazil for deletion; since even the search terms are very similar, we can dispense with even a redirect. I need consensus, because deleting an article is at least somewhat incisive, and people get all self-righteous about it.Sbalfour (talk) 16:22, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

As much as Brazilians speak for Portuguese, wouldn't it be more appropriate to post on the Wikiproject Brazil page? ruben jc ZEORYMER (talk) 20:40, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

More opinions needed[edit]

Please submit your comments regarding on-going discussions at Talk:Latin_peoples (talk) 11:52, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Popular pages tool update[edit]

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Latin peoples article deletion[edit]

Article Latin peoples has been nominated for deletion. Please discuss. Diego (talk) 11:53, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Mafra National Palace[edit]

Article has no citations, and some pretty strange claims. If anyone knows anything please add references to it. You can read about the material I removed here:

--Harizotoh9 (talk) 18:27, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

From personal experience, the story about bats in Mafra is probably true, although clearly uncited. When at the Joanina Library at the University of Coimbra (a bit of architecture from the same period), the tour guides informed us of the technique of placing bats in boxes in strategic places within the walls. As the claim of the article indicates, they were released nightly to hunt insects. The unfortunate side affects was the constant bat-guano that fell on the stacks. Ergo, a team of cleaning staff. Once again, have not come across corroborating information. ruben jc ZEORYMER (talk) 10:48, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/ORBIS Cooperation[edit]

Dear Portugal experts: Here is an old abandoned Afc article that will soon be deleted as a stale draft. The references aren't in English. Is this a notable subject, and should the draft be kept and improved?

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Leaflet For Wikiproject Portugal At Wikimania 2014[edit]

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Madeleine McCann requests for comments[edit]

I have started two requests for comments at Talk:Madeleine McCann. (talk) 18:49, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Why is MOS PT inactive?[edit]

Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Portuguese-related articles In ictu oculi (talk) 02:53, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Languages in censuses and Race and ethnicity in censuses[edit]

Pleas add information about this country to this articles.--Kaiyr (talk) 04:21, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Administrative divisions of Portugal[edit]

[also posted on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Portuguese geography ] I think the Administrative divisions of Portugal article needs a complete overhaul. As far as I know, it does not reflect the current situation. If I'm correct, there are the following administrative subdivisions now:

  • autonomous regions (Madeira, Azores)
  • municipalities
  • parishes (major reorganization in 2013, see link)
  • intermunicipal communities and metropolitan areas (see link)

The intermunicipal communities and metropolitan areas apparently cover the same territories as the statistical NUTS-III subdivisions, for some with the same name (e.g. Cávado), some with a different name but the same municipalities (e.g. Região de Aveiro = Baixo Vouga). The article mentions more metropolitan areas than the two in the law text (Lisbon and Porto), see also Category:Metropolitan areas of Portugal. Probably the other metropolitan areas (e.g. Aveiro, Viseu) have existed (briefly?), but I can't find when they were established or abolished.

Apparently, districts are not units of local administration anymore, but they used to be. I couldn't find when they were abolished. I'm a bit confused about the regions: there's the NUTS-II statistical regions (e.g. Centro Region, Portugal, no administrative region) and a proposed regional administration level, rejected in the Portuguese regionalisation referendum, 1998.

Is this correct, and does anyone have some additional references?

BTW, the new administrative map of Portugal is now available: link, and also an updated table of areas of municipalities and parishes: link. Markussep Talk 09:11, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Help requested with Portuguese language sources[edit]

Hello - he article for the Portuguese basketball club F.C. Porto (basketball) is nominated for deletion. It looks like the club is notable with eleven national championships, but it lacks sources and I believe most sources would be in Portuguese language. I was wondering if someone might be able to check Portuguese independent sources and add them to the article? The article for the club's boxing team is also up for deletion. It is often difficult for English speakers to find good sources in other languages, so thanks for any help the project can give. Rikster2 (talk) 11:58, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

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The usage and primary topic of "Batista" is under discussion at talk:Dave Batista -- (talk) 07:38, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Duarte de Puy[edit]

Hello, I'd be grateful if anyone could help with this article on a 12th-century nobleman. It has been tagged for notability. Ambassadors aren't automatically notable, but I think anyone who's being written about almost 000 years after he lived is likely to meet WP:BIO or WP:GNG somehow, if not WP:POLITICIAN. Boleyn (talk) 09:47, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

Infante Manuel, Count of Ourém - misnomer[edit]

Infante Manuel of Portugal was never Count of Ourém, a subsidiary title of the Duke of Braganza and, like that, only used by the King of Portugal. Neither his father, King Peter II, nor his brother King John V granted him the title. Should be corrected for "Infante Manuel José of Braganza" — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wirdung (talkcontribs) 19:37, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

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March 2015 Art+Feminism event in Lisbon[edit]

Hi Portugal Wikipedians! I am reaching out to see if anyone would be interested in helping out with editing training for a Wikipedia:Meetup/ArtAndFeminism edit-a-thon being organized in Lisbon. We would appreciate any assistance in securing at least one experienced Wikipedian in the area, and I'd be happy to put you in touch with the organizers if you are able to help out. If interested, please reply on wiki or by e-mail at Cheers! -Thepwnco (talk) 22:23, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Vive, Viva listed at Requested moves[edit]


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Thousands of Portuguese cityscape and other images may be deleted from Commons[edit]

Please see discussion at Wikipedia:Village_pump_(miscellaneous)#Two_weeks_to_save_freedom_of_panorama_in_Europe. I think it is an item of major interest to the editors interested in this WikiProject. The (very underestimated) counts for how many images may be affected have been posted to commons:Commons_talk:Freedom_of_Panorama_2015#numbers. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 01:08, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

AfC submission[edit]

What do you think of Draft:Cabo Ruivo Seaplane Airport? Thanks, FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 23:46, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

Is this a Portuguese international school of a Macanese state-operated school?[edit]

I found the article of Portuguese School of Macau. The article says it is a "public high school" - I would like for somebody knowledgeable in Portuguese to read the website and check to see whether it is a:

  • An international school using the Portuguese curriculum
  • A state-operated school in Macau using the Macanese curriculum

Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) 15:51, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

WhisperToMe, as much as I can get from it:
  • It is a non-profit private school - "instituição educativa particular sem fins lucrativos" Sobre nós (About Us)
  • Portuguese curriculum - "The school uses the Portuguese Curriculum [...] from grades 1 to 12, with some adaptations [...]. All other [than languages] subjects are taught in Portuguese" (in English), at a school presentation (PDF) linked from the same about us page.
Thanks for asking :-) Nabla (talk) 23:22, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

WLE 2015 Writing Contest[edit]

Hello. I want to invite you to participate in this writing contest about natural sites of Spain and Portugal till December 6, 2015. You can join it in every language. More information in meta:WLE 2015 Writing Contest/en. Thanks. --Millars (talk) 22:59, 15 November 2015 (UTC)