Wikipedia:WikiProject Samoa

WikiProject Samoa
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Talofa! Welcome to WikiProject Samoa! This group was formed to better organize articles on Samoa in a spirit of cooperation. If you want to participate, just add your name to the Participants list below. Happy editing!


This group includes within its scope all articles related to Samoa, its cities, geography, transportation, culture, people, language, history and much more. It aims to expand Wikipedia's resources on Samoa in a fair and accurate manner. All of these articles should be contained within the Category:Samoa or one of its subcategories.

Find something from the TO DO SUGGESTIONS below that can be improved, whether content, grammar or formatting, and make it better. You can't break Wikipedia. Anything can be fixed or improved later. So go ahead, edit a page and help make Wikipedia the best information source on the Internet! Or you can start by helping to organise this page and WikiProject Samoa! Every article has a 'Talk' page where you can leave messages for others about WikiProject Samoa. Click the 'Discussion' tab at the top of the page to get to the 'Talk' page for this project. Again, welcome to WikiProject Samoa!


Active membersEdit

To join WikiProject Samoa, 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. Maxim Stoyalov
  2. Vaafusuaga Samalaulu Fonoti -Talofa. Researcher in Samoan culture, oral traditions and history at the National University of Samoa. Matai (chief) from Malie, Manono, Leulumoega and Lufilufi.
  3. N Panama 84534 -Elections and politicians.

Former/inactive membersEdit

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

  1. Buaidh (talk · contribs) 04:27:42, 15 May 2019 (UTC) 
  2. John Carter 17:15, 3 December 2007 (UTC)
  3. Teinesvaii I'm just logging here in WP:Samoa - I'm focusing on Savai'i, and creating villages stubs and general info relevant to Savai'i, as well as uploading my Samoa photos to commons.Teine Savaii (talk) 11:13, 4 October 2009 (UTC)
  4. Himalayan Explorer -I'll help out when I can.
  5. Michael Billington (talk) 04:24, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Member identificationEdit

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

Wikitext userbox where used
[[Category:WikiProject Samoa members]] none linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject Samoa}}
 This user is a member of WikiProject Samoa.
linked pages
{{Template:User WP Samoa}}
 This user is a member of
WikiProject Samoa.
linked pages
{{Template:User WP Samoa|invite}} linked pages

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

Nuvola apps kcmsystem.svgTemplatesEdit

All templates relevant to Samoa are collected in Category:Samoa templates. Here are some of the templates;

  • {{Districts of Samoa}} is a template displaying all the Districts of Samoa.
  • {{User WikiProject Samoa}} is a userbox which all members can add to the Talk page of their individual Wikipedian User page.
  • {{WikiProject Samoa}} is this project banner, to be added to the talk pages of all articles which fall within the scope of the project. (this template is yet to be created)
  • {{Samoa-stub}} - Stub notice for Samoa articles; to be placed on the bottom of the article page.
    • {{Samoa-geo-stub}} - Stub template for Samoa geography articles; to be placed on the bottom of the article page.
    • {{Samoa-bio-stub}} - Stub notice for Samoa biography articles; to be placed on the bottom of the article page.
    • {{Women of Samoa}} - A template for adding very notable women of Samoa to improve organisation and coverage of women. a) Add, create or expand 'notable women' articles b) Add article title to this template c) Add template to the footer of relevant articles
    • {{WikiProject Polynesia|Samoa=yes|Samoa-importance=}} - Add this template to the talk page of all articles which fall within the scope of the project.

The 11 District templates below include villages or key places in each district, including other information which is notable in each area. Improve and expand the information in each template, or check that the information is updated and correct. Then add the relevant district template to the bottom of the relevant articles.

To automatically include a relevant template in Category:Samoa templates, add the following to the template page:


[[Category:Samoa templates|{{PAGENAME}}]]

To Do SuggestionsEdit

Many of these articles and pages need expanding with proper sources and references.

For example: Here's an article A'ufaga [1] which needs expanding with a source attached which can be used as a reference. Or click on the list of potential sources below for other references.

Main ArticlesEdit

Most of these important articles still need improving to meet the best quality for Wikipedia. Some are still stubs and need expanding.

Images & MediaEdit

We need to add more Images and Media on Samoa in Wikimedia Commons. There are a number of public domain sites online, especially for historical images that are now in public domain or with a Creative Commons licence. Upload images to Commons and expand the database of images for Samoa, or add your own photos if you have some. If you're new, click on the Help section in Wikimedia Commons for tutorials.

Or you can add existing photos in Commons to Samoa articles in Wikipedia to help improve them.

Missing articlesEdit

All the Red links are missing articles that need to be created. Some of the articles (blue) have been created but are listed here as many are stubs and need expanding.

See /Requested articles


Recognized contentEdit

Featured articlesEdit

Good articlesEdit

Did you know? articlesEdit

In the News articlesEdit


Potential sources for building content

Wiki sourcesEdit

There are a large number of resources available for this area. Please see the page of the specific country or area in which you are interested for the ones applicable for your specific interest.

Related projects and pagesEdit

Projects with some overlap include:

See also

External linksEdit