Template:Expand Dutch

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This template may be used to mark articles that have counterparts in Dutch Wikipedia that are better than in English Wikipedia. These articles may be improved by translating content from the original Dutch.


To mark an article, tag it with

{{Expand Dutch|Dutch article title|date=August 2021}}

This template adds articles to the category Category:Articles needing translation from Dutch Wikipedia. See #Categorization below.

The template should be placed atop the article page along with other maintenance templates.


The article title is required; all named parameters are optional:

  • |1=ARTICLE – title of the article on Dutch Wikipedia. This is required.
  • |section=yes – changes notice to "This section may be expanded..." (default: 'article')
  • |fa=yes – used to tag articles that are featured articles in Dutch; used in category name generation.
  • |topic=TOPIC – a topic code used in category name generation.
  • |date=August 2021 – set by bot if omitted.

Topics and categorization

This template categorizes articles into categories. Basic categorization is into: ⟶ Category:Articles needing translation from Dutch Wikipedia. Usage of parameters fa and topic define subcategories, as follows:

Topic codes are expanded into fuller descriptors in the category name; for example: code geo becomes Geography, and code gov becomes Government and politics.

Topics recognized by Expand Dutch and the categories they are associated with include:

topic code topic name
and category
articles in
bio Biography 11
cult Culture 49
geo Geography 72
gov Government and politics 152
hist History 1
sci Science 1
sport Sports 4
transp Transport 5
  Main category (9 C) 961

See also