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WikiProject Ethiopia

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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

Redirects for discussion

Articles to be merged

  • 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.
  • 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.

Get all at least B-class3.8% complete
Get all articles at least C class6.8% complete
Get all articles at least Start class48.2% complete
Assess all articles93% complete


FA Featured articles

GA Good articles

Ge'ez script - Short Version

Proper names

Ethiopians commonly use their fathers' given names as patronymics after their own, e.g. Robel Teklemariam means Robel, the son of Teklemariam. 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").

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Active members

To join WikiProject Ethiopia, edit this section and add the Wikitext #{{subst:me}} 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 05:34, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
  2. gidonb 11:57, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
  3. አቤል ዳዊት (talk) 19:06, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
  4. Elfalem (talk) 17:03, 25 December 2012 (UTC)
  5. Gyrofrog (talk) 17:26, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
  6. Aleka birhanu (talk) 03:19, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
  7. Divex (talk) 09:05, 12 May 2016‎ (UTC)
  8. Varavour (talk) 15:58, 18 November 2016 (UTC)
  9. Turtlewong (talk) 02:41, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
  10. Ferenjamin (talk · contribs) 03:02:07, 6 June 2018 (UTC) 
  11. BrantleyIzMe 05:34, 5 July 2018 (UTC)

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)
  2. ፈቃደ (ውይይት) 00:13, 3 June 2006 (UTC)
  3. Jidan Jidan 04:31, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
  4. Badagnani 09:26, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
  5. MikeG 19:23, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
  6. Yhever
  7. George the Hippy
  8. Szvest 10:51, 19 June 2006 (UTC) Wiki me up™
  9. Golbez
  10. Ldingley
  11. Cluckbang
  12. Tiqur Anbessa 14:17, 16 September 2006 (UTC)
  13. buddhagazelle 25 Sept, 2006
  14. Ebelular
  15. ሀላካሕ contribsTalk 04:05, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
  16. Landroving Linguist 22:21, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
  17. KevinMConnor 14:46, 11 May 2007 (UTC)KevinMConnor
  18. Æetlr Creejl
  19. Tibeb
  20. Asiaticus
  21. ♦Blofeld of SPECTRE♦ $1,000,000? 19:50, 15 June 2008 (UTC)
  22. Bltrgs Talk 22:21, 15 June 2008 (UTC)
  23. mkpumphrey
  24. User:Sundostund
  25. Amantana
  26. Ian198700
  27. Ahmed SHareef2nd (talk) 01:23, 6 November 2012 (UTC)
  28. Middayexpress (talk) 14:40, 27 December 2012 (UTC) (blocked)
  29. HOA Monitor (talk) 13:02, 22 December 2013 (UTC)
  30. Binghi Dad (talk) 02:34, 10 August 2014 (UTC) (blocked indefinitely)
  31. A326 (talk)--A326 14:55, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

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 members.

Wikitext userbox where used
[[Category:WikiProject Ethiopia members]] none linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject Ethiopia}}
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WikiProject Ethiopia.
linked pages
{{Template:User WP Ethiopia}}
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WikiProject Ethiopia.
linked pages
{{Template:User WP Ethiopia|invite}} linked pages

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

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