Wikipedia:WikiProject Somaliland

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A map of the globe centered on Africa, with the territory claimed by Somaliland in light green
The location of Somaliland on the globe in green, with its territory claimed but not fully controlled in light green

Welcome to WikiProject Somaliland! This WikiProject is designed to provide a centralized place for Wikipedians interested in Somaliland and its related topics to gather for discussion on relevant announcements and ways to better the coverage of Somaliland on Wikipedia. If you believe in this goal and would like to help out, please watchlist this page and add your name to the participants list below. All editors who would like to join are welcome!



The scope of this WikiProject includes all articles related to Somaliland; it's cities, geography, transportation, culture, history and so on. We aim to expand Wikipedia's resources and coverage on Somaliland in a fair and accurate manner. All pages within this scope should be contained within Category:Somaliland or one of its subcategories, and should be tagged with the code {{WikiProject Somaliland}} on the page's talkpage.



If you would like to join the project, please add your name to the bottom of the list below by typing the Wikitext #{{subst:me}}! You may also remove your name from the list if at any time you ever find yourself becoming inactive.

Active members

  1. Shafici Bashe (talk · contribs) 20:20:18, 6 February 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Fungus Guy (talk · contribs) 02:56:12, 19 February 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  3. MustafaO (talk · contribs) 20:25:48, 4 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Kzl55 (talk · contribs) 12:14:43, 5 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Koodbuur (talk · contribs) 01:42:22, 5 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Hawkers994 (talk · contribs) 03:21:13, 5 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Siirski (talk · contribs) 22:18:53, 5 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  8. XKeyse (talk · contribs) 23:39:16, 5 March 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  9. Hamzamj1 (talk · contribs) 20:56:20, 28 May 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Cobosha (talk · contribs) 00:09:18, 22 July 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  11. Buufin (talk · contribs) 04:40:00, 25 October 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  12. Gebagebo (talk · contribs) 22:07:19, 18 February 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  13. Mohamed Taqi (talk · contribs) 20:47:22, 20 May 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  14. Johnson524 (talk · contribs) 06:46, 26 January 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  15. MathAfrique (talk · contribs) 08:09, 1 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  16. CqHydra (talk · contribs) 13:50:56, 8 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  17. Jacob300 (talk · contribs) 15:34:29, 8 April 2023 (UTC)[reply]
  18. Binglebarry (talk · contribs) 05:30:45, 27 December 2023 (UCT)

Inactive or former members


Please feel free to remove yourself from this list if you find yourself active again, or want to rejoin the project! Note that the dates listed are the dates the inactive or former member originally joined the project.

  1. Bysomalilander (talk · contribs) 02:50:12, 19 February 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Ilikeverin (talk · contribs) 02:54:26, 19 February 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Somalilander2019 (talk · contribs) 18:47:48, 21 February 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Member identification


All members of this WikiProject who have added their name to the list above should also place one of the following userboxes on their user page to identify themselves as a member of this group. For any members who prefer not to include a userbox, we recommend placing [[Category:WikiProject Somaliland participants]] at the bottom of your userpage instead.

Wikitext userbox where used
[[Category:WikiProject Somaliland participants]] none linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject Somaliland}}
This user is a participant in
WikiProject Somaliland.
linked pages
{{Template:User WP Somaliland}}
This user is a member of Wikiproject Somaliland.
linked pages

For other Somaliland user templates, see our Userboxes subpage.

To-Do list




User requests


Please feel free to add any requests to the list below, even if you are not a member of the project!


  •  Done Assess the class of and rate the importance of all pages tagged with WikiProject Somaliland
  •  Done Referencing all Unreferenced BLPs



Good articles


Did you know? articles


In the News articles


All Somaliland articles by quality and importance (often outdated)



To award another user for their efforts, you don't need to be an admin! Awards such as Barnstars can be placed on users talk pages to recognize them for their work, which makes both the giving and receiving users happy. While giving multiple awards to the same user may devalue it's worth, it is encouraged to still recognize those who have committed considerable effort towards bettering the WikiProject or improving the coverage of Somaliland and its related topics on Wikipedia as a whole by giving them an award. Below are examples of the awards most often given in relation to this project, with the last one being specifically WikiProject Somaliland related.

What to type What it makes
{{The Rosetta Barnstar}}
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Criteria: Awarded to editors who exhibit outstanding translation efforts on Wikipedia, or in this case most often from the Somali language.
The Rosetta Barnstar
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{{The Somaliland Barnstar of National Merit}}
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Criteria: Awarded to editors who have contributed significantly to expanding or improving Wikipedia's coverage of Somaliland.
The Somaliland Barnstar of National Merit
Your message here ~~~~

List of recipients of the Somaliland Barnstar of National Merit

The Somaliland Barnstar of National Merit (shown above) has only been awarded three times since the creation of the award, making it a very rare honor. Below is a list of those users who have received the award, who awarded it, on what date, and for what reason.

Award Recipient User Awarding User Date awarded Reason given
No. 1 Shafici Bashe Sagotreespirit 20 April 2020 "For exemplary work on Somaliland-related articles"
No. 2 Gebagebo Siirski 10 May 2021 "For your help in editing Somaliland related topics"
No. 3 Shushugah Johnson524 14 February 2023 "For reviewing and providing valuable feedback to help promote the article Mandera Prison to GA status, the only fourth Somaliland-related article to ever make such an achievement"


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