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Shlama/Shlomo/ܫܠܡܐ, and welcome to WikiProject Assyria, a WikiProject designed to expand, cleanup and wikify, better organize, and neutralize the point of view on articles related to Assyria and the Assyrian people. This page and its subpages contain the suggestions of Wikipedians who are interested in or have made substantial contributions to articles related to Assyrians; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page. For further information on WikiProjects, please see Wikipedia:WikiProjects and Wikipedia:WikiProject best practices. Anyone is free to edit any of the pages listed here, including this page as well. For example, if you see a new Assyrian-related article, then add it to the "New Articles Notifications" on this page.



WikiProject Assyria was introduced on October 29, 2006 in order to collaborate with others in a more organized and effective way on articles pertaining to topics related to the Assyrian ethnic group, composed of people who identify as Assyrian, Chaldean, Syriac, and Aramean.

For early Assyrian history, it is a daughter project of WikiProject Ancient Near East. For Christian times, it is a daughter project of WikiProject Syriac Christianity.

Projects with overlapping scopes include Wikipedia:WikiProject Syria, Wikipedia:WikiProject Iraq, Wikipedia:WikiProject Turkey, and Wikipedia:WikiProject Iran. See also Wikipedia:WikiProject Arab world.

Project participants may be interested in adding their user page to Category:Assyrian_Wikipedians (for people self-identifying as "Assyrian"), or to the sub-categories Category:Chaldean Wikipedians, and Category:Syriac Orthodox Wikipedians intended for adherents of these respective churches.



Please feel free to add your name here. Note that you will be placed into the list of inactive members if you haven't made any edits in at least a year.

New article notifications


In this section, new articles related to Assyrians will be listed. The reason they are listed here is that so others can check them and try to expand or clean the article. A robot automatically lists the new Assyrian-related pages:

This list was generated from these rules. Questions and feedback are always welcome! The search is being run daily with the most recent ~14 days of results. Note: Some articles may not be relevant to this project.

Rules | Match log | Results page (for watching) | Last updated: 2024-06-14 19:34 (UTC)

Note: The list display can now be customized by each user. See List display personalization for details.

Adopting a page


The whole goal of this project is to try to get as many articles to the status of Good articles or A-Class status, and then eventually become a featured article. There are currently 9 "B-Status" Assyrian articles. If you would like to adopt one of the following pages and work it to "Good article" or "A-Class article" status, then please notify us here. Here is the list:

If you would like to adopt one of these pages, then please sign your name next to the article.

Articles to be created


All people, places and historical/cultural names found on this list relate to Assyrian people, but currently do not have a Wikipedia article. You can help by making one.


  1. Assyrian refugee camp in Baqouba (during WWI)
  2. Assyrian refugee camp in Mosul (i.e. Mindan Refugee Camp mentioned in "The Assyrian Adventure of 1920" by F. Cunliffe Owen)
  3. Assyrians in the Ottoman Empire, compare with Armenians in the Ottoman Empire
  4. Exodus of Christians from Dora, compare with 2008 attacks on Christians in Mosul


  1. Assyrians in Brazil
  2. Assyrians in Norway


  1. Ahudama
  2. Bar Ali
  3. Nazaratus the Assyrian
  4. Sonia Odisho
  5. Ellysa Yagho
  6. Elbra Amanda Mansur
  7. Weam Namou
  8. Amer Shendaj


  1. Sanat
  2. Barsfi
  3. Derishkee
  4. Soriya (village in Dohuk province)

Articles that need to be worked on


The following list is a set of pages that need to be greatly corrected or neutralized in terms of point of view. Please feel free to adopt a page.

  1. Assyrians in Iraq - needs a better overall introduction.
  2. Sargon Dadesho - needs expansion.
  3. Assyrians in Syria - needs a rewritten modern history section
  4. List of Assyrian tribes - needs rebuilding
  5. List of Assyrian settlements - needs more detail
  6. Anti-Assyrian sentiment - needs more details, modern information, images, compare with Anti-Armenian sentiment for more specific changes
  7. Nineveh Plain Protection Units

Articles for discussion requests


Top 10 stubs that need to be expanded


The following is the top 10 Assyrian related stub pages that need to be expanded.

  1. Mar Benyamin Shimon XIX
  2. Beth Nahrain
  3. Qudshanes
  4. Yonadam Kanna
  5. Assyrian folk dance
  6. Aššur (god)
  7. Ashur-rabi II
  8. Ashur
  9. Ishtar TV
  10. Bet-Nahrain Democratic Party

The following is a list of featured articles.

Article Contributors Featured article
Aramaic language Garzo
A 9th century Aramaic manuscript of the Gospel of John
A 9th century Aramaic manuscript of the Gospel of John

Aramaic is a Semitic language with a 3,000-year history. It has been the language of administration of empires and the language of divine worship. It is the original language of a large section of the biblical books of Daniel and Ezra. It was probably the language of Jesus, it is the main language of the Talmud, and it is still spoken today as a first language by numerous small communities. Aramaic belongs to the Afro-Asiatic language family. Within this diverse family, Aramaic belongs to the Semitic subfamily. Aramaic is a part of the Northwest Semitic group of languages, which also includes the Canaanite languages (including Hebrew).

— on April 18, 2005

Article Contributors Featured article
Sargon of Akkad Briangotts, Codex Sinaiticus, Til Eulenspiegel
Bust believed to be that of Sargon of Akkad, Nineveh, c. 2300 BC.
Bust believed to be that of Sargon of Akkad, Nineveh, c. 2300 BC.

Sargon of Akkad, also known as Sargon the Great (Akkadian Šarru-kinu, cuneiform ŠAR.RU.KI.IN, meaning "the true king" or "the king is legitimate"), was an Akkadian king famous for his conquest of the Sumerian city-states in the 24th and 23rd centuries BC. The founder of the Dynasty of Akkad, Sargon reigned for 56 years, c. 23332279 BC (short chronology). He became a prominent member of the royal court of Kish, ultimately overthrowing its king before embarking on the conquest of Mesopotamia. Sargon's vast empire is known to have extended from Elam to the Mediterranean sea, including Mesopotamia, parts of modern-day Iran and Syria, and possibly parts of Anatolia and the Arabian peninsula. He ruled from a new capital, Akkad (Agade), which the Sumerian king list claims he built, on the left bank of the Euphrates. Sargon is regarded as one of the first individuals in recorded history to create a multiethnic, centrally ruled empire, and his dynasty controlled Mesopotamia for around a century.

— on July 24, 2007

Good articles


The following is a list of pages that have been rated as "good article" by the good articles committee.

Article Contributors
Simele massacre Kathovo, Chaldean
Akkad John D. Croft, Til Eulenspiegel
Achaemenid Assyria Chaldean, Tourskin
Hammurabi -

Did you know ... ?


The following is a list of pages that have been featured in Wikipedia's front page under the "Did you know" section. To nominate other Assyrian related pages for a "Did you know" feature, please see Template talk:Did you know.

Article Contributors Did You Know...
Simele massacre Chaldean, Nareklm ... that during the Simele massacre nearly 3,000 people
were killed and more than 63 Assyrian villages were destroyed? — DYK on January 11, 2007
Munir Bashir Chaldean, Tirkfl ...that Munir Bashir, known for his mastery of the maqam scale system,
was a famous musician in the Middle East during the 20th century? — DYK on January 26, 2007
Victor Kamber Tim1965 ...that labor leader Victor Kamber created playing cards with public figures in 1968
and the "Rappin' Ronnie" music video depicting a rapping Ronald Reagan in 1984? — DYK on January 27, 2007
Assyrians in Finland Chaldean ...that the majority of Assyrians in Finland live in Oulu, the sixth largest city in the country? — DYK on March 3, 2007
Bahira EliasAlucard ...that in the Islamic tradition, Bahira (pictured) was an Assyrian Christian monk who foretold to the adolescent Muhammad his future prophetic career? - DYK on July 11, 2007
Assyria (Persian province) Tourskin ...that Assyrian troops took part in Xerxes' expedition to Greece? - DYK on August 1, 2007
Military history of the Assyrian Empire Tourskin ...that the Assyrian King Sargon II deported more than 100,000 rebels from Babylon as punishment? — DYK on August 12, 2007
Chaldean Syriac Assyrian Popular Council Chaldean ...that the Chaldean Syriac Assyrian Popular Council won the last round of the Christian elections in Iraq? - DYK on July 14, 2009

Articles to be translated

Deutsch English
de:Shimun XXI. Benyamin Shimon XXI
de:Joseph V. (Chaldäisch-katholischer Patriarch) Joseph V (Chaldean Catholic Patriach)
de:Shuraya Shuraya
العربية English
Paul Elia

Dispute resolution


Disputes surrounding the topic of proper names of Assyrians/Chaldeans/Syriacs erupt regularly. All such issues should be discussed centrally, at Wikipedia:Assyrian-Syriac Wikipedia cooperation board. Project participants interested in contributing to the resolution of these dispute should put the cooperation board page on their watchlists.



There are several barnstars that can be awarded in association with the scope of this project. Among them are:

Barnstar usage notes
{{subst:Barnstar of Assyria|your text.}} Awarded to those working tirelessly on articles covered by the scope of this project.
{{subst:Barnstar of Mor Ephrem|your text.}} Awarded to users who contributed to Syriac linguistic and religious articles.
{{subst:Barnstar of Shamash|your text.}} Awarded to those who contributed to ancient Assyrian topics

Just copy and replace your text with your reason to award the user.

Invite new members


The following template can be copied to the talk page of other users to invite them to the Assyria WikiProject: {{subst:WPAP-Invitation}}

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