Template:Expand Italian

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


To mark an article, tag it with

{{Expand Italian|Italian article title|date=July 2021}}

This template adds articles to the category Category:Articles needing translation from Italian 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 Italian 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 Italian; used in category name generation.
  • |topic=TOPIC – a topic code used in category name generation.
  • |date=July 2021 – set by bot if omitted.

Topics and categorization

This template categorizes articles into categories. Basic categorization is into: ⟶ Category:Articles needing translation from Italian 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 Italian and the categories they are associated with include:

topic code topic name
and category
articles in
cult Culture 314
geo Geography 376
gov Government and politics 20
hist History 11
sci Science 2
sport Sports 9
struct Building and structure 120
  Main category (8 C) 2,196

See also