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WikiProject Ethiopia

Welcome to the Ethiopia WikiProject. We are a group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of articles related to Ethiopia. The goal of this WikiProject is to provide complete coverage of Ethiopia by expanding articles on people, places, and things related to the country. This project and its subprojects contain suggestions that should help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, become a member. Then look through the tasks or join one of the specialized departments below.

Articles for deletion

Proposed deletions

  • 13 May 2024Arsi University (talk · edit · hist) PRODed by Liu1126 (t · c) was deleted

Categories for discussion

Redirects for discussion

Good article nominees

Articles for creation

  • All members should always feel free to patrol the recent changes list to note improvements, other changes, or vandalism of articles within the scope of this project.
  • Mark articles related to Ethiopia with {{WikiProject Ethiopia}} in the talk page of the article:
    • WE HAVE A NEW ADDITION TO THE TEMPLATE! You can now assign an article to a department (check template documentation for specs).
    • MAKE A HABIT OF UPDATING THE TALK PAGE of every Ethiopia-related article you visit. Update the templates: add class, importance, department. Also remove the Ethiopia=yes from the WikiProject Africa templates to unclutter and stop double tagging.
  • Check the alerts above and join the review or reassessment of any articles listed. This list is auto-generated and should not be edited.
  • Fix any of the redlinks listed on this page. You can do this by creating the article or change the articles to link to the appropriate articles or sections of other articles.
  • See Ethiopia articles needing attention for a complete listing of Ethiopia-related articles that need attention. Please respond to these requests if you're able.
  • We need to start a list of encyclopedia articles directly relevant to this project at exhaustive list of articles. This list should include all substantive articles in print encyclopedias relating to this topic that are not covered by Wikipedia.
  • Add references to articles. A list of useful references is compiled on the references page.
  • There maybe a more detailed list of tasks here.


WikiProject Ethiopia
This WikiProject is about Ethiopia.
CategoriesEthiopia, WikiProject Ethiopia
Portalmap Africa
Wikimedia CommonsCommons:Category:Ethiopia Ethiopia
Project banner template{{WikiProject Ethiopia}}
Userbox{{User WikiProject Ethiopia}}
CSBRelevant for countering systemic bias

Project navigation

The following templates can be used on pages in Wikipedia to associate them with the Ethiopia WikiProject. Click on a template's title to see a sample of what it produces when included on a page.

Main templates

Stub templates

Ge'ez script - Short Version

Proper names

Ethiopians commonly use their fathers' given names as patronymics after their own, e.g. Abiy Ahmed means Abiy, the son of Ahmed. Sometimes their father's father's name appears in third place, but this style is usually for official documents; only in rare circumstances would Ethiopians adopt their grandfather's name as a last name for common usage. Note that if the name is Amharic, it does not imply that a subject is a member of the Amhara people, as many other groups also use Amharic names.

Many Ethiopian names are compound nouns in Ge'ez, for example "Zara Yaqob" which means "Seed of Jacob". He should not be referred to as "Zara" or "Mr Yaqob" -- unless this unusual usage can be verified in a reliable source, which then needs to be added to the relevant article.

Ethiopians, especially in the West, will frequently adopt their own transliteration scheme for styling themselves, that does not always correspond to any of the various schemes employed by linguists. Whenever proper names become notable under such ad hoc spellings, they should be preferred as the most common searchable term, e.g. songstress Manalemosh Dibo. Articles about musicians with stage names are listed at their more familiar name, e.g. Teddy Afro and Gigi (singer), with the legal name given in the article lead sentence.

This also applies to names of albums, songs, etc. that are sometimes transliterated directly as proper names. The name of an album is italicised, and if desired, the English interpretation could be given in parentheses and quotation marks ("like this").

Active members

To join WikiProject Ethiopia, edit this section and add the Wikitext of: #{{subst:me}}, together with your areas of interest, to the bottom of the following list of members. Members should also place member identification on their user page.

  1. Llywrch (talk · contribs) 05:34, 4 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Gidonb (talk · contribs) 11:57, 4 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Gyrofrog (talk · contribs) 17:26, 28 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Divex (talk · contribs) 09:05, 12 May 2016‎ (UTC)[reply]
  5. Varavour (talk · contribs) 15:58, 18 November 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Turtlewong (talk · contribs) 02:41, 20 February 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Ferenjamin (talk · contribs) 03:02:07, 6 June 2018 (UTC) [reply]
  8. BrantleyIzMe (talk · contribs) 05:34, 5 July 2018 (UTC) (Editor renamed to Chouette254 (talk · contribs)[reply]
  9. Jon698 (talk · contribs) 04:01, 12 April 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Yitbe (A-21 · contribs) 16:49, 14 November 2020
  11. Princesss73 (talk · contribs) 13:20:33, 18 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  12. Minenhle32 (talk · contribs) 14:06:51, 18 January 2021 (UTC) [reply]
  13. Yorubaja (talk · contribs) 14:17:23, 18 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  14. BushelCandle · contribs) 01:02:01, 5 April 2021 (UTC). I can copy-edit   [ but I only understand English (and some French, German and Spanish) ].[reply]
  15. Dabaqabad (talk · contribs) 20:05:42, 15 June 2021 (UTC)  (Editor renamed to Gebagebo (talk · contribs))[reply]
  16. QuietLiving (talk · contribs) 07:23, 11 July 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  17. Thiqq (talk · contribs) 15:48:13, 24 August 2021 (UTC) [reply]
  18. Hamzamj1 (talk · contribs) 17:16:39, 1 October 2021 (UTC) [reply]
  19. Ue3lman (talk · contribs) 21:21:08, 24 January 2022 (UTC) [reply]
  20. XTheBedrockX (talk · contribs) 15:52:22, 26 October 2022 (UTC) [reply]
  21. THEREALhistoryandgames (talk · contribs)
  22. Kehaa (1998 · contribs) 16:31, 22 January 2020 (UTC) [reply]

Former members

Thank you for your help! Please move your username back to the active list when you can participate again.

  1. ዮም (Yom) | contribsTalk 04:05, 30 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  2. ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 00:13, 3 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Jidan Jidan 04:31, 4 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Badagnani 09:26, 4 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  5. MikeG 19:23, 4 June 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Yhever
  7. George the Hippy
  8. Szvest 10:51, 19 June 2006 (UTC) Wiki me up™[reply]
  9. Golbez
  10. Ldingley
  11. Cluckbang
  12. Tiqur Anbessa 14:17, 16 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  13. buddhagazelle 25 Sept, 2006
  14. Ebelular
  15. ሀላካሕ contribsTalk 04:05, 12 December 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  16. Landroving Linguist 22:21, 18 January 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  17. KevinMConnor 14:46, 11 May 2007 (UTC)KevinMConnor[reply]
  18. Æetlr Creejl
  19. Tibeb
  20. Asiaticus
  21. ♦Blofeld of SPECTRE♦ $1,000,000? 19:50, 15 June 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  22. Bltrgs Talk 22:21, 15 June 2008 (UTC)[reply]
  23. mkpumphrey
  24. User:Sundostund
  25. Amantana
  26. Ian198700
  27. Ahmed SHareef2nd (talk · contribs) 01:23, 6 November 2012 (UTC) (Last edit January 2014 )[reply]
  28. Janweh64 (talk · contribs) 19:06, 18 December 2012 (UTC) (Last edit July 2020)[reply]
  29. Elfalem (talk · contribs) 17:03, 25 December 2012 (UTC) (last edit October 2018)[reply]
  30. Aleka birhanu (talk · contribs) 03:19, 29 December 2012 (UTC) (last edit October 2017)[reply]
  31. HOA Monitor (talk · contribs) 13:02, 22 December 2013 (UTC) (Last edit April 2016)[reply]
  32. A326 (talk · contribs) 14:55, 15 August 2015 (UTC) (Last edit August 2015)[reply]
  33. Kidus (talk · contribs) 05:41:34, 28 March 2020 (UTC) (Last edit June 2020)[reply]
  34. Daddywa (talk · contribs) 14:08:41, 18 January 2021 (UTC) (last edit: 14:08, 18 January 2021)[reply]

Member identification

Members of WikiProject Ethiopia should place one of the following lines of Wikitext on their user page to add it to Category:WikiProject Ethiopia participants.

Wikitext userbox where used
[[Category:WikiProject Ethiopia participants]] none linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject Ethiopia}}
This user is a participant in
WikiProject Ethiopia.
linked pages
{{Template:User WP Ethiopia}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Ethiopia|invite}} linked pages

For other Ethiopia user templates, see Category:Ethiopia user templates.


To invite someone to join the project, just copy and paste the following to their user talk page:
   {{subst:WikiProject Ethiopia Invitation}}

Which creates the following invitation:

Invitation to WikiProject Ethiopia

The recipient's user name is automatically added in the introduction, and your signature is automatically added at the end.