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Project directory

Hello. The WikiProject Council has recently updated the Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Directory. This new directory includes a variety of categories and subcategories which will, with luck, potentially draw new members to the projects who are interested in those specific subjects. Please review the directory and make any changes to the entries for your project that you see fit. There is also a directory of portals, at User:B2T2/Portal, listing all the existing portals. Feel free to add any of them to the portals or comments section of your entries in the directory. The three columns regarding assessment, peer review, and collaboration are included in the directory for both the use of the projects themselves and for that of others. Having such departments will allow a project to more quickly and easily identify its most important articles and its articles in greatest need of improvement. If you have not already done so, please consider whether your project would benefit from having departments which deal in these matters. Also, I note that yours is a comparatively new project. You may be interested in the Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Guide, which has a lot of information regarding project organization from several of the most successful WikiProjects. It is my hope that all the changes to the directory can be finished by the first of next month. Please feel free to make any changes you see fit to the entries for your project before then. If you should have any questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you. B2T2 19:32, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Portuguese writer stubs

FYI, I have created and populated the stub template Template:Portugal-writer-stub and the associated category Category:Portuguese writer stubs, with the approval of Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals. —Swpb talk contribs 19:44, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

Adding {{WikiProject Portugal}} to articles

Hi, I'm a member of this project but I haven't contributed with much since. Therefore, I wanted to know if it was ok if I added this template to every Portugal-related article I find (stubs included). I saw that it's one of the To-do items, so... I'm gonna do it as if I had a bot, except manually, starting from the categories. Parutakupiu talk || contribs 02:44, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

Cinema stubs

The main Cinema of Portugal article has lots of list but no narrative. There are stubs at Comédia à portuguesa and Cinema Novo. I suggest that the stubs be merged into the main article. If that gets too long, the lists can be spun into other articles. -- Beardo 19:31, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

Wikipedia Day Awards

Hello, all. It was initially my hope to try to have this done as part of Esperanza's proposal for an appreciation week to end on Wikipedia Day, January 15. However, several people have once again proposed the entirety of Esperanza for deletion, so that might not work. It was the intention of the Appreciation Week proposal to set aside a given time when the various individuals who have made significant, valuable contributions to the encyclopedia would be recognized and honored. I believe that, with some effort, this could still be done. My proposal is to, with luck, try to organize the various WikiProjects and other entities of wikipedia to take part in a larger celebrartion of its contributors to take place in January, probably beginning January 15, 2007. I have created yet another new subpage for myself (a weakness of mine, I'm afraid) at User talk:Badbilltucker/Appreciation Week where I would greatly appreciate any indications from the members of this project as to whether and how they might be willing and/or able to assist in recognizing the contributions of our editors. Thank you for your attention. Badbilltucker 21:27, 29 December 2006 (UTC)


Hello. This project claims the article Bullfighting as falling under its domain, so I thought I would bring it to your attention that I have started a discussion about the article's status as a Featured Article. I would appreciate some help with it if anyone has some time. Please discuss it Talk:Bullfighting#Featured?. Thank you. --Falcorian (talk) 16:27, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

Portuguese language FAR

Portuguese language has been nominated for a featured article review. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. Please leave your comments and help us to return the article to featured quality. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, articles are moved onto the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Remove" the article from featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Reviewers' concerns are here. LuciferMorgan 00:20, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

FAR Bullfighting

Bullfighting has been nominated for a featured article review. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. Please leave your comments and help us to return the article to featured quality. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, articles are moved onto the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Remove" the article from featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Reviewers' concerns are here. --Falcorian (talk) 01:01, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Peer review/Flag of Portugal/archive1

Hi, everyone! I've recently expanded the article Flag of Portugal and put it for peer review. If you would like to address comments and suggestions, please follow the link on the title. Thanks! Parutakupiu talk || contribs 18:08, 28 February 2007 (UTC)


I have translated the article from Portuguese, proofreaders are welcome, comment on the article talk page, please Galf 09:30, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

At this point, if members have any sources they can recommend on the topic, or any aspect of the topic, particularly English-language sources, that would be greatly appreciated. Please mention them on the article's talk page. Thank you! --Fsotrain09 17:01, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Portuguese Names - Manual of Style

I believe it is part of the manual of style, but I would like to stress that unless a place, or thing has a commonly known name in English we should keep the Portuguese name as title of the article and then provide a translation, literal if possible, but sensible and an explanation in English, short and direct. as an example: "lápis azul" (blue pencil, which came to be a synonym of censorship) if someone googles for "lapis azul" articles about censorship in Portugal immediately appear, if you try "blue pencil" you get crayons.... Galf 10:04, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

Yes, I agree with you. We need someone to write the PT manual of style, so that Portuguese names, like the example you provide are preserved from needless/harmless translations.--Saoshyant talk / contribs (please join WP:Portugal or WP:SPOKEN) 13:33, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
I came across "Anti-Dantas Manifest" which is at least butchering the title of the work. I here by propose that NO translation will be done into english of Names, Titles, Places, Offices where no historical translation exists. Names should be presented as: "Portuguese Name (meaningful translation of Portuguese name - ultra short explanation of name)" example: lapis azul (blue pencil - a symbol of censorship).
Same applies for text quoted in line. Important expressions should be preserved as well, such as "a bem da nação(for the good of the nation)". Also, I believe that "proper" native speakers of English, especially if their have NO knowledge of Portuguese subjects should be invited as proofreaders as they can more easily spot Grammar issues but also concepts that are missing or unclear.
See also: Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style#Foreign_terms Wikipedia:Manual of Style (titles) Galf 09:41, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

I would like to suggest the creation of a Manual of Style for portugal/portuguese related subjects. This should include a simple but consistent set of rules concerning translations, place names, family names and such. your input here: Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style (Portuguese-related articles) is welcome Galf 14:46, 5 March 2007 (UTC)


Another thing I came across "Parish" means "Paróquia", "freguesia" should be translated as "Civil Parish" as it is a civil, not a religious entity. As I explained above, over-translation leads to confusion, someone who sees a country divided in "parishes" would infer that clerics have civil power, which we know isn't the case. For instance, in Poland they use Voivodship instead of "Distrito" and we know that District is actually closer to the concept of "Civil Parish" than that of Voivodship don't we? See Central_business_district if you dont believe meGalf 09:41, 3 March 2007 (UTC)

Os Lusíadas could use some work

The Portuguese national epic Os Lusíadas is considered to be "one of the most important literary works in the world". The en Wikipedia article could use some work. Much of the current article was translated from Portuguese Wikipedia and could use some rewriting and cites. -- (I'm also crossposting this note to other projects. If you know somewhere that this should be crossposted, please do so, but please leave this original here. Thanks.) -- Writtenonsand 12:50, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for bringing this up to us.--Saoshyant talk / contribs (please join WP:Portugal or WP:SPOKEN) 19:27, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

Stub Tag

Anyone in favour or replacing the portuguese flag with the shield on the stub tag? I think it's much nicer looking.Galf 08:58, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Not really.--Saoshyant talk / contribs (please join WP:Portugal or WP:SPOKEN) 13:08, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Flag of Portugal

After a period of peer-review, I've nominated this article for FAC. You can comment and state your opinion's here. Thanks! Parutakupiu talk || contribs 16:58, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

This article has just been promoted to featured status! It is now one of the few national flag FAs! It is also my first FA on Wikipedia! :D Thank you for your support! Parutakupiu talk || contribs 00:55, 17 March 2007 (UTC)
It is awesome to hear this! Keep up the good work, Parutakupiu. We need more and more FA Portugal articles!--Saoshyant talk / contribs (please join WP:Portugal or WP:SPOKEN) 10:30, 19 March 2007 (UTC)
Thank you, Saoshyant! Parutakupiu talk || contribs 16:35, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

This article will be Wikipedia's "Today Featured Article" on 2007-03-29! Don't miss it! Parutakupiu talk || contribs 03:10, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

Os Lusíadas

Hi, I'm just popping in to query the B rating given to the above article. The article has some serious problems, it appears to be heavily loaded with original research and contains not one citation to dissuade this impression. The work needs a serious cleanup, copy edit and the attention of an expert, as the translation has created a host of issues which have added to pre-existing problems with the text.

I understand that this article is about a topic that is very important in Portugal, and I thought I ought to bring it to your attention so it can get cleaned up and represent its topic better :) I know you don't have to listen to one users opinion... but it certainly wouldn't rate B class with myself or any users whose assessment techniques I know of. My personal suggestion would be to de-rate it to start until it has been cleaned up. I hope you haven't taken offence at this idea :) SGGH 20:50, 14 March 2007 (UTC)


2 things: an article is needed and their images are free use!

  This media file is a courtesy of IPPAR and may be used freely, assuming the source is credited, as stated in [1].

Galf 11:42, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Map of the Portuguese Empire

Hello everyone! I made a map of the whole Portuguese Empire (1415-1999):

An anachronous map of the Portuguese Empire (1415-1999). Red - actual possessions; Pink - explorations, areas of influence and claims of sovereignty; Blue - main sea explorations, routes and areas of inluence.

What do you think? You can participate in its discussion at Talk:Portuguese Empire and Talk:Evolution of the Portuguese Empire. Obrigado! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by The Ogre (talkcontribs) 15:52, 1 April 2007 (UTC).

Did I forget to sign?!? Mea maxima culpa! The Ogre 13:44, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Visigothic Hispania in the article Al-Andalus

You may be interested in going to Talk:Al-Andalus#Visigothic Hispania and participate in the current discussion. Thank you. The Ogre 13:43, 2 April 2007 (UTC)

Bilateral relations discussion

I would like to invite you all to participate in a discussion at this thread regarding bilateral relations between two countries. All articles related to foreign relations between countries are now under the scope of WikiProject Foreign relations, a newly created project. We hope that the discussion will result in a more clean and organized way of explaining such relationships. Thank you. Ed ¿Cómo estás? 18:48, 8 April 2007 (UTC)

Latin cultures

Hello everyone! You may want to go to Latin cultures an participate in the article and discussion. There are a lot of disputed statements... The Ogre 12:29, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

Map of the Spanish Empire

Hello everyone. Please come to Talk:Spanish Empire#Map and participate in the discussion. It pertains to the inclusion of the Portuguese Empire in the territories of the Spanish Empire during the period of the Iberian Union from 1580 to 1640. Thank you! The Ogre 13:06, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

List ...

Are you guys planning on doing anything about List of Portuguese books by title? Frankly it seems kind of unnotable and may be a violation of WP:NOT - but I figured I should check if you guys have any plans with it.danielfolsom 00:00, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

I do not reckon that that page is under violation of WP:NOT. It's a list of Portuguese literature. I'm not aware however of any plans of WP:PT to deal with it for now. We still have too few members, and those we have are not dedicated to Wikipedia enough for us to set a project map and have everyone follow it.--Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves talk / contribs (please join WP:PT or WP:SPOKEN) 08:23, 1 June 2007 (UTC)
Well first of all - half of it is red links, second of all - to be more exact, it might be a violation of WP:NOT#Wikipedia_is_not_an_indiscriminate_collection_of_information - but most importanntly - how in the world do you expect to be able to have every portuguese book - that's just insanity.danielfolsom 13:17, 1 June 2007 (UTC)
Actually it's moreso a violation of this. --danielfolsom 13:21, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

Project Portugal

Is this project still alive? If so how many users are active? Ordep 16:12, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

It's alive, but not many active users. If you would like to help out that would be great.--Ivo talk / contribs (please join WP:PT 22:47, 27 June 2007 (UTC)
  • Portugal article seems like an article from a banana republic (it goes around random paragraphs, planes and football, it just lacks coconuts and some bananas), that should be a priority. --Pedro 17:40, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

Póvoa de Varzim

  • I'm trying to this article in order to get an FA. if you are in good faith, you may want to vote or do some edits. obrigado.

see it here: Wikipedia:Featured_article_candidates#Póvoa_de_Varzim. --Pedro 17:40, 4 July 2007 (UTC)

History_of_Portugal#The_First_Republic: POV problems?

I am not familiar with the issues involved, but the section History_of_Portugal#The_First_Republic looks to me like it needs to be reviewed for WP:NPOV issues. -- 18:03, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

Esmoriz Article

I live in Esmoriz and am Portuguese and am quite saddened by the quality of the article - so I'd like to ask this wikiproject to dedicate some resources to it. Currently, I have a map with Esmoriz's location and several photos of the city itself lined up to add to the article, and am going to obtain a coat of arms scan for an illustrator to digitalize. If anyone has relevant , properly sourced information I'd be extremely grateful if they could add it to the article - I'd like to see it as a good article, but I'm certain that due to the relative lack of importance that won't happen. Either way, if the article was improved, I'd be quite glad. Thanks. -- 19:04, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Hey. I don't know Esmoriz, though I'm certain that I would like to help. I can tell you, however, that you should join Wikipedia and help out yourself. Wikipedia is run on basis of volunteer work. People like you and me. And we can only add information that we know to be certain. You live in Esmoriz, thus you are likely the best person to add information about it., don't you agree?--Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves talk / contribs (join WP:PT) 21:04, 28 October 2007 (UTC)
I do indeed agree, but right now I'm contributing through the IP account - I intend to make an account this week when I feel I have the necessary grip on wikipedia's basic rules and stuff - I'd rather not make an account completely clueless XD Esmoriz is a pretty small city, actually - I'll upload some pictures to an image host and show them to you (and the rest of the wiki project, while I'm at it). I'm also going to the city hall and get the coat of arms tomorrow or the day after, schedule permitting. Thanks for volunteering to help, though - much appreciated :D As I get information, I'll be sure to drop notice here -- 14:28, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Do we really need a category for Portuguese anti communists??

It seems redundant to me as only Salazar is in it. Thoughts? --Mad Tinman 17:04, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

Glad to see you joined Wp. Regarding the category, I agree it is unlikely that it's necessary.--Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves talk / contribs (join WP:PT) 18:24, 1 November 2007 (UTC)
Thanks for the welcome. How can we remove the category, seeing as it's pointless? Cheers. --Mad Tinman 18:51, 1 November 2007 (UTC)
Well, if there's a consensus in the project, which I guess there is, me, you, someone, marks the page for deletion. The instructions for this are:
  • Insert the {{subst:afd1}} tag at the top of the page.
  • Do not mark the edit as minor.
  • Include in the edit summary the phrase Nominated for deletion: see Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/PageName replacing PageName with the name of the page you are proposing for deletion.
Let's just wait a bit to see if someone is against going ahead with this.--Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves talk / contribs (join WP:PT) 19:48, 1 November 2007 (UTC)
Sounds good. Also, I've done some editing out on Praxe you might want to take a look at, I think that article has a lot of potential if we dedicated time to it (finding pictures and history of praxe is a pain, I might have to contact the actual Praxe Comission to get it :\) --Mad Tinman T C 21:21, 2 November 2007 (UTC)
I just used the wrong template on this category. Silly me.
Mad Tinman, if you have time you may want to consider helping out the Lusiadas article, which is a mess. And the Estado Novo (Portugal) too. I've assessed the Praxe article, by the way. Hope that helps. In Wikipedia, people value (too much, if you ask me) references. Finding references in English is usually the most important and difficult part of improving an article. It is difficult because we deal with Portuguese-related articles and there's so little about it in English.--Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves talk / contribs (join WP:PT) 21:41, 2 November 2007 (UTC)
I'm gonna take a look and check it out... finding english references for these articles is hell, though. I was needing something to work on, so it all works out fine XD. --Mad Tinman T C 22:41, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

1755 Lisbon earthquake

1755 Lisbon earthquake has been nominated for a featured article review. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. Please leave your comments and help us to return the article to featured quality. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, articles are moved onto the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Remove" the article from featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Reviewers' concerns are here.--Donar Reiskoffer (talk) 07:49, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

Portuguese Creole Low Importance

Can someone explain to me how come Agualva Cacem classifies as more important than Portuguese Creole? (I am caucasian by the way).Luis v silva (talk) 07:16, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

The importance rating is given on how important a subject is to the project. The reasoning for this case is that some bastardization of the Portuguese language is not as important as a city in the mainland country. For instance Timor is also on the WP: PT list of articles, but rated as low importance for this project. If you disagree with the rating of those two articles, however, you should feel free to discuss it, and if we all reach a consensus the rating will change.--Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves talk / contribs (join WP:PT) 15:40, 18 January 2008 (UTC)


Hey guys, I have created a Barnstar for portugal, you guys can feel free to use it or not, just thought I'd do you a favour, heres the template anyway, cheers (♠Taifarious1♠) 06:35, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

  The Portugal Barnstar of National Merit
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I have created a better banrstar than this for national awards a year and half ago. Check it out  .--Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves talk / contribs (join WP:PT) 15:36, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

Request for assistance: hare coursing

The article hare coursing includes the following at hare coursing#In other countries:

"According to the UK Government's Burns Inquiry[9], open coursing (UK style) takes place in Spain and park coursing (Irish style) takes place in Portugal. Coursing also takes place in Pakistan. Hare coursing is illegal in most other European countries.[17]"

Can anyone in this wikiproject find any sources describing the existence, notability or debate on hare coursing in Portugal? Thank you. —Preceding unsigned comment added by MikeHobday (talkcontribs) 11:56, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

A cousin of mine used to or still does this. I'm not sure if it's illegal in here since he had to file a lot of paperwork to go out there with a shotgun and his dog. Of course you are looking for a source of this, which may be a little tricky considering most Portuguese hunting stuff doesn't show up online. Hopefully another editor may be able to actually offer some help.--Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves talk / contribs (join WP:PT) 14:41, 7 February 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, that may be a different form of hunting - coursing involves greyhounds or galgos, not shotguns. It may, for all I know, be a very small activity in Portugal - it wasn't all that big in the UK before it was made uillegal. MikeHobday (talk) 14:56, 7 February 2008 (UTC)
This really isn't my area of expertise, but I think I've found the Portuguese hunting law (link), or at least part of it, and article 89 is about hares (lebre, in Portuguese). It mentions several different ways of hunting, but since I know nothing about this suject, I don't know if it mentions coursing. If I had to guess, I'd say it may be the one called corricão (means something like running dog), because in article 80, number 3, it mentions that galgos can only be used for corricão hare hunting. Cattus talk 16:59, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

Jorge Ferreira

Could someone take a look at Jorge Ferreira? It makes the most astonishing claims I known not to be true, such as saying things in the line "the most important Portuguese musician ever"... And he is only a Pimba musician living in the US... I'll go for it some day, but I would appreciate some help. Thank you. The Ogre (talk) 21:52, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

Latin Europe

Hello WikiProject Portugal/Archive 1! There is a vote going on at Latin Europe that might interest you. Please everyone, do come and give your opinion and votes. Thank you. The Ogre (talk) 20:55, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

Portuguese linguists needed by Milhist

You may not be aware that we've set up a logistics dept at Milhist. The aim is to smooth the path to FA. We desperately need linguists to help with translations of snippets, not full articles, snippets. Can you help with Portuguese? It will help globalize our sources and add non-Anglophone perspective. If so, the details are here. If you find yourself overwhelmed you can always drop out. Your participation would be ever so much appreciated ... All the best, --ROGER DAVIES talk 00:04, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Macau and other parts of southern China in the Dutch Empire

Hello everyone! There is a discussion at Talk:Dutch Empire#Request For Comment: Map, because user Red4tribe has made a map of the Dutch Empire (Image:Dutch Empire 4.png) that includes Macau and other parts of southern China. Would you like to comment? Thank you. The Ogre (talk) 15:21, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

New Map square=tradingpost(does not include macau) (Red4tribe (talk) 16:39, 26 April 2008 (UTC))

Still OR, POV and unsourced (yours is not not a credible source). Please discuss stuff at Talk:Dutch Empire#Request For Comment: Map. This was just a request for comment, not a discussion. Thank you. The Ogre (talk) 16:42, 26 April 2008 (UTC) (credible source) (Red4tribe (talk) 16:53, 26 April 2008 (UTC))

Draft Guidelines for Lists of companies by country - Feedback Requested

Within WikiProject Companies I am trying to establish guidelines for all Lists of companies by country, the implementation of which would hopefully ensure a minimum quality standard and level of consistency across all of these related but currently disparate articles. The ultimate goal is the improvement of these articles to Featured List status. As a WikiProject that currently has one of these lists within your scope, I would really appreciate your feedback! You can find the draft guidelines here. Thanks for your help as we look to build consensus and improve Wikipedia! - Richc80 (talk) 13:56, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Portugese witch trials

I'm interested in witch trials, and think it would be interesting to have cases from all countries in the subject. I know Portugal was a country with very few witch trials, but I have heard about some; in 1599, five people where burned as witches in Lissabon, another one a little later, and one by the Inqusition at Evora in 1626. If anyone know anything and would like to share the information by starting a stub, or at least give a tip on names to google, I would be grateful. I think it would be very interesting to read about! Best wishes--Aciram (talk) 11:08, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

Articles flagged for cleanup

Currently, 1127 of the articles assigned to this project, or 27.6%, are flagged for cleanup of some sort. (Data as of 18 June 2008.) Are you interested in finding out more? I am offering to generate cleanup to-do lists on a project or work group level. See User:B. Wolterding/Cleanup listings for details. Subsribing is easy - just add a template to your project page. If you want to respond to this canned message, please do so at my user talk page. --B. Wolterding (talk) 17:23, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Changes to the WP:1.0 assessment scheme

As you may have heard, we at the Wikipedia 1.0 Editorial Team recently made some changes to the assessment scale, including the addition of a new level. The new description is available at WP:ASSESS.

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Please leave a message with us if you have any queries regarding the introduction of the revised scheme. This scheme should allow the team to start producing offline selections for your project and the wider community within the next year. Thanks for using the Wikipedia 1.0 scheme! For the 1.0 Editorial Team, §hepBot (Disable) 21:16, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Africa/Madeira work group

Hello everyone. Could you please come to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Africa/Madeira work group and participate / help? Thanks! The Ogre (talk) 14:50, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

Two templates creating different categories

Hi, I've just been reviewing your collection of articles for Wikipedia 1.0, and I notice that you have two different templates that are creating two separate lists of Portugal articles. The first (small) set uses {{WPPT}} on these articles and generates one list. The second uses {{WikiProject Portugal}} and seems to be the main one. Can you replace the WPPT template with the main one? Thanks, Walkerma (talk) 00:08, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

List of municipalities of Portugal nominated at FLRC

Hello, List of municipalities of Portugal has been nominated at Wikipedia:Featured list removal candidates. Dabomb87 (talk) 19:51, 30 August 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia 0.7 articles have been selected for Portugal

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Wikipedia 0.7 articles have been selected for Portugal-related

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Article Importance Grading Scheme

The given examples for the label "high" and "mid" importance do not fit very well. Coimbra is one of the oldest universitiy-places in Europe. The civil jurisprudence of Brazil (the former portuguese Colony) is based on the Coimbra Code. Despite of her authenticity it would be appropriate if Amalia Rodrigues and Coimbra would change places in this ranking.

Encard, Berlin/FRG —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:58, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Anyone can help determine notability for Bernardino Esteves (character)

at AFD here.Cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 06:21, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Image needs replacement - Cristina Branco

Hello all...

An image used in the Cristina Branco article, specifically Image:Cristina Branco.jpg, has a little bit of a licensing issue. The image was uploaded back when the rules around image uploading were less restrictive. It is presumed that the uploader was willing to license the picture under the GFDL license but was not clear in that regard. As such, the image, while not at risk of deletion, is likely not clearly licensed to allow for free use in any future use of this article. If anyone has an image that can replace this, or can go take one and upload it, it would be best.

You have your mission, take your camera and start clicking.--Jordan 1972 (talk) 00:57, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

Pedro Mendes

Could someone translate the material in the article in the Portuguese Wikipedia on Pedro Mendes and incorporate it into the "Early career" section of his article? Thanks. --Daemonic Kangaroo (talk) 05:05, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Sara Braga Simoes

This soprano's article is up for AfD, if anyone can offer insight please help. -- Banjeboi 03:25, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

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Eugênia Câmara

Between which years was Eugênia Câmara active on stage in Brazil and Portugal? She is described as very famous, but her article is very poor.--Aciram (talk) 19:39, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

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estacio de sa

for the article on estacio de sa could someone put a pic up. i've been wondering how he looks, but when i google image search all i can find is pics of the samba school named after him. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Santos89 (talkcontribs) 08:41, 18 June 2009 (UTC)

Portuguese Timor

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The first theatre and the first actors

Hello! I am interested in theatre history, and I hope some one can answer my question. I wonder: which was the first theatre, with proffesional actors of both genders, in Portugal? I am also interested in the first known actor and actress, or the most famous actor and actress, of that theatre's early years. I have heard that the acting proffesion was barred for women in Portugal in the 18th-century. If so, when was it lifted? I hope someone can answer my question. I would be gratefull if You could answer on my talk page. Regards--Aciram (talk) 09:49, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Portuguese international artists

In the english version of the Carmen Miranda biography on wikipedia, an article that is considered as of high-importance to this wikiportugal-project, she is refered as portuguese-born brazilian. Since she never had brazilian citizenship and was in fact portuguese i belive that expression is wrong. Besides this issue i think that using portuguese-born expression tries to diminish the connection of her nationality to Portugal. Since she is only portuguese she should be refered as portuguese and not brazilian. Note that this is a reference to her nationality/citizenship and does not put at stake her importance to the brazilian music culture. since an artist may be from one nationality and be of great importance also to other country. One thing doesn't erase the other. (talk) 03:37, 17 September 2009 (UTC)

Why is there a need to specify that the English-language version states she is Brazilian when the Portuguese-language version says the same thing? (talk) 07:08, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

English translation of Nelly Furtado's biography in wikipedia

states she is Canadian ... The editor refuses to state she is portuguese-canadian and sticks to call her simple canadian.

The Portuguese-language version says the same thing. What is the problem? (talk) 07:08, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

Colonial Act

The entry on the 1930 Colonial Act uses emotive language that is not really suitable for use in an encyclopaedia. As such, it is highly subjective and could be dismissed as being biased. Lusobrandane (talk) 13:53, 25 November 2009 (UTC)

Portuguese translation

Please help, can you tell me what this says? File:Jergen Corpo Nacional de Escutas da Guiné-Bissau text.JPG

Chris (クリス • フィッチュ) (talk) 14:09, 8 December 2009 (UTC)

The image has no relation with the subject of the article, a fast and easy translation of the text of the image:
"scouts national corp (CNE-GB)
(catholic Guinean-Bissau scouts)
After fifteen months of preparation of a 15 people group, ten masculine and five feminine, of which seven were scouts back in the Colonial war times. with one intensive orientation course given by six hight leaders of the national scouts of Portugal, from 23rd to the 27th of February, on internal regime, that will take place at the Parochial center, after twenty seven years, we will have the joy of restore the world's biggest youth movement, at Bissau cathedral in Guinea-Bissau, proportioning one alternative to our youth formation." -- (talk) 04:09, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

Present day

How is it possible to consider a 1988 (Herman José case) as a "Present day" example. The last part of the article that refers the current situation of Portugal freedom of speech and censorship is incomplete and does not reflect the reality of the country, gives a negative image that does not match reality. two good examples not mentioned were the law suits involving Alberto João Jardim and the local Madeira press and José Socrates and the country's press that clearly showed the nonexistence of censorship in Portugal. Compared to other countries Portugal doesn't have too many cases where someone claims to be silenced by some form of censorship. -- (talk) 03:33, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

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Portuguese comedian Herman José is an unreferenced biography of living people, so it will probably be deleted if it is not referenced. I have no interest in this subject. Could someone please reference it? Thank you.

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Herman José has just been cleaned with text translated from pt.wp. Its {{BLP unsourced}} tag has therefore been removed. Comte0 (talk) 23:27, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

Photo request

If anyone is convenient to Lisbon Airport, would anyone mind photographing the TAP Portugal headquarters (Building 25)? Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) 19:04, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

Francisco Manuel Ibérico Nogueira

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OK... Resolved... --Vejvančický (talk) 13:50, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

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Names of royalty and political figures

Several years ago, all the names were anglicized for some reason. "João" became "John", "Pedro" became "Peter", etc. There does not seem to be a consistent pattern, however. In some cases, the names have not been anglicized (e.g., "Afonso" has not been turned into "Alphonse" and "Manuel" has not been made into "Emmanuel"). According to WP:UCN, we should use the spellings used by reliable sources, and according to WP:UE, where there is no consistent established usage editors should " follow the conventions of the language appropriate to the subject". Although there are some sources (particularly older sources) which have anglicized non-English names, there have also always been excellent references which have reflected the Portuguese spellings for the names of these people. It is confusing to have them anglicized on Wikipedia. Are there good reasons that would prevent moving these articles back to reflect the Portuguese spellings? • Astynax talk 17:41, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

Portuguese-Indian War

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Current team

Freddy Adu does not currently play for Benfica, As of right now he's on loan to Aris Thessaloniki F.C. He should return at the beginning of the 2011-2012 season

The current number 11 on the team is Javier Balboa. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:48, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Need translator

Can someone help with translation here: Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Scouting#Uni.C3.A3o_dos_Escoteiros_do_Brasil? Thanks. RlevseTalk 02:20, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

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Invasion of Goa 1961

Hi..... we are having a bit of an issue for the title of the Invasion of Goa 1961 page and are trying to resolve it through a vote. Please visit and give us your feedback.Tigerassault (talk) 09:58, 30 September 2010 (UTC)

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Brazil-Portugal relations

the page needs to be expanded, sourced and organised. Ive done stuff off the top of my head but its awfully late now, and i hope to be in bed soon.Lihaas (talk) 19:50, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

Image help

Can anyone identify this commons image which was claimed to be in Lagos, Nigeria? It looks more European but can't find anything to confirm it is Lagos, Portugal. Please reply at: commons:COM:ANB#Question. Thanks ww2censor (talk) 17:41, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

The discussion has been archive, so if you can confirm the image location please modify the image file. ww2censor (talk) 05:25, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

Help with articles on forts

I ended up spending a lot of my day sorting out "Forte de São João" articles. There are a couple of jobs left over, which I can't do, if anyone is inspired to work on this:

  1. Have a look at the feast of redlinks at the new page Forte de São João (disambiguation) and do some translating from Portuguese to make them go blue.
  2. Review the 11 September 2010 contributions of Starzynka (talk · contribs) (listed here or via the contribs link), and especially the ones starting "Forte." It was problems in these that first attracted my attention. The user (now retired) had created Forte do Biscoitinho and Forte de São João as duplicate articles referring to Forte de São João (São Mateus da Calheta) (now an article newly translated by me), with mistaken and nonexistent interwiki (pt) links, respectively. The same user also created Fortaleza de São João Baptista as a duplicate to the existing and decent article Castelo de São João Baptista do Monte Brasil. So I'm sure there are some other little messes to clean up in that burst of stub creation.
  3. Portuguese Wikipedia is not immune from duplicate articles on Terceira Island, Azores, forts! I put the merge tags on pt:Forte de São João da Praia da Vitória and pt:Forte de São João (Santa Cruz), but if your Portuguese is good enough to do the merge (and you confirm that they are duplicates), go for it!

Wareh (talk) 20:36, 10 December 2010 (UTC)

Coats of arms of Portuguese colonies

I have started an article on the Coats of arms of Portuguese colonies. Someone more knowledgeable of Portuguese heraldry should flesh it out. -- Nidator T / C 19:13, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

Important move request on Portuguese monarchs. Share your thoughts.

I have requested the move of article John VI of Portugal to João VI of Portugal in here: Talk:John VI of Portugal#Requested move. Since more than anything this has to do with Portugal, I thought it would be necessary to warn this WikiProject. Share your thoughts there, it's important. Regards, --Lecen (talk) 22:52, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

Eugenio de Andrade

Dear Sir(s), Madam(s): As an inheritor of the de Andrade name, I am concerned and shocked that Mr. Jose Fontinha, illustrious Portuguese Poet, is still referred to by the "de Andrade" moniker, which he chose after unsuccessfully attempting to establish himself as a poet.

It is deeply disturbing to read biographical sources where the de Andrade name, to which he has no LEGAL right of usage, is flaunted and referrred as fact. the aforementioned is deeply disturbing, as I have read deeply unflattering critical analysis, in Portuguese, of Mr. Fontinha's work, prior to his usurpation of "MY" family name. It would behoove everyone to please correct this ERRONEOUS usage of an illustrious and ancient Portuguese family name, by a well-known poet - regardless of the subsequent embarrassment. I sincerely hope that I do not need to use, for example, the surname "Camoes, to make my point.

But if I must, I shall, in the meantime, PLEASE, update this extremely Dishonest and misleading title - the Fontinha name is beautiful, Lyrical, and I am sure would be a wonderful addition to Portuguese Intellectual "Bellles-Lettres."

Yours truly,

M. Camoes (aka M. de Andrade) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:34, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Portuguese contemporary art

FYI. postdlf (talk) 04:15, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

The only witch trials of Portugal?

It seems that Portugal hade nearly no witch trials leading to death sentences, except for two: the Witch trial of Lisbon (1599), and the Witch trial of Évora (1626). Can anyone confirm this? Are they years correct? As the only two witch trials in their country, they should have articles here, but I can find no information of them. Have anyone heard of them? Can you perhaps give me a name of one of the condemned, or any other information, by which I can at least google for them? I would be gratefull for any information at all. Thank you.--Aciram (talk) 13:15, 25 June 2011 (UTC)

The Empire of Brazil task force has been created. Join the team!

The Empire of Brazil task force has been created. It has as goal the improvement of all articles related to Brazilian (and Uruguayan until 1828) history between 1822 and 1889 during the Empire of Brazil era. Join the team, you're welcome! --Lecen (talk) 19:34, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Diacritics RfC

Discussion is underway regarding the use of diacritics in proper nouns from languages such as Portuguese. Comments are welcome at Wikipedia:Naming conventions (use English)/Diacritics RfC. Prolog (talk) 19:29, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

Portuguese historians needed...

There is debate at Talk:Miguel, Crown Prince of Portugal about the reliability of sources, etc.

If any members of this project have knowledge about Portuguese 14th Century history, your input would be much appreciated. PhantomSteve/talk|contribs\ 23:46, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

Translation help for DYK, Ponta das Contendas Lighthouse

Any native Portuguese speaker with a better translation of "obscure" and "convenient" in 2nd paragraph of history section of Ponta das Contendas Lighthouse? Trilliumz (talk) 16:00, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

From the Portuguese source, you say? I don't think it's necessary, those are OK. Parutakupiu (talk) 16:35, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

Help: portrait of King Pedro IV

My friends, would there be anyone who, by chance, could provide a digital copy of the portrait of King Pedro IV that is presently located in the Museu dos Coches? I'm talking about this portrait: [2] and [3]. For quite some time I've been wishing to add it to the King-Emperor's article. I would be very glad if anyone could help. Regards, --Lecen (talk) 00:12, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

I'd love to help, but I don't live in Lisbon. But... isn't the infobox image used in Pedro I of Brazil taken from that portrait already? Parutakupiu (talk) 00:29, 8 September 2011 (UTC)
Just a small pirce of it, and even so, the quality of the picture is very low. --Lecen (talk) 02:19, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

Pageview stats

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A Brazilian/Portuguese article as Today's Featured Article?

I've recently nominated Princess Maria Amélia of Brazil on Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests to be shown on the next 1 December. If there is someone who believes that the article should appear, post your comment. If not, then do it too. --Lecen (talk) 18:59, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Portela Airport

Is Portela Airport in Lisbon proper? If not, what municipality is it in? Even though its address says "Lisbon"? WhisperToMe (talk) 17:09, 15 December 2011 (UTC)

That is a good question. The truth of the matter is that "Lisbon" airport only partially falls within the municipality of Lisbon (specifically in portions of the civil parishes of Charneca and Santa Maria dos Olivais, while the remaining portion (to the northeast) is within the municipality of Loures (likely Portela). I can officially confirm this with the CAOP administrative divisions once I get home. ;) Ruben JC (Zeorymer) (talk) 17:43, 15 December 2011 (UTC)
Yes, I would like that, please.
Specifically I want to know about the TAP complex (Reduto TAP) - If it is in Lisbon or not
File:TAPHQLisbon.JPG - This is the TAP HQ location: and
If you have any maps that could help sourcing, that could help too
If it is in Lisbon, knowing the district/neighborhood would be nice too
Thank you
WhisperToMe (talk) 20:37, 15 December 2011 (UTC)
Okay, rechecked my Google Earth overlay of the CAOP. It's definitive: a majority of the Lisbon Airport (including the administrative buildings) is located within the municipality of Lisbon. As I indicated above, the airport falls within the parishes of Charneca and Santa Maria dos Olivais, in the municipality of Lisbon, but the second half of the runway is within the civil parish of Camarate in the municipality of Loures. Just to specify, the TAP administrative and maintenance buildings are located within the civil parish of Santa Maria dos Olivais. I can offer you my KMLs for Google Earth just to assist. Let me know or email me. Ruben JC (Zeorymer) (talk) 21:08, 15 December 2011 (UTC)
Please send the KMLs. Thank you!
For ANA (airport authority), the buildings are in Lisbon (Building 120 is the HQ), but which parish is the ANA HQ in?
What about Portugalia (Building 70)?
WhisperToMe (talk) 22:10, 15 December 2011 (UTC)


Does anyone have a few minutes to clean this one up a little? Thanks. – ukexpat (talk) 16:33, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

I will take care of this tonight. I'll update content to this and Loures Municipality before then end of the night. Knock on wood. :) Ruben JC (Zeorymer) (talk) 18:40, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
Nice work! – ukexpat (talk) 04:21, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

WikiWomen's History Month

Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:Portugal will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in Portugal's history, society and culture. We've created an event page on English Wikipedia (please translate!) and I hope you'll find the inspiration to participate. These events can take place off wiki, like edit-a-thons, or on wiki, such as themes and translations. Please visit the page here: WikiWomen's History Month. Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to seeing events take place! SarahStierch (talk) 22:07, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Requested article (Francisco de Oliveira)

Could somebody translate pt:Francisco de Oliveira to English Wikipedia? (interview with English subs as a useful elink)--Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk to me 16:28, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Numerals for Dukes of Braganza

Please see discussion at Template talk:Dukes of Braganza. DrKiernan (talk) 16:48, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

Bordeira western algarve

Another editor has created Bordeira western algarve. The article is unreferenced, and I do not know whether it should be kept. I would appreciate it if other editors could look at the article. Eastmain (talkcontribs) 13:12, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

fair play medal 1988

ms. bott, we are researching an article on patrick monteiro de barrios. he claims to have earned a medal in the 1988 olympics of 1988 for rescuing a korean from drowning, but we are not able to confirm this is this true? please email many thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:20, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

Pedro IV of Portugal is now a FAC, share your thoughts

Pedro IV of Portugal is now a Featured Article Candidate. Please share your thoughts about it here. Cheers, --Lecen (talk) 02:18, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

Diacritics in Portuguese IPA transcriptions

Hello everyone. There's a discussion over at Help talk:IPA for Portuguese and Galician#Brazilian Portuguese unstressed vowels about whether we should include diacritics in our IPA transcriptions for unstressed vowels in Portuguese. If anyone could comment, your input would be very welcome. — Mr. Stradivarius (have a chat) 07:01, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

House of Aviz

Can someone help merge House of Aviz and House of Aviz-Beja and translate some information from pt:Dinastia de Avis?--The Emperor's New Spy (talk) 15:25, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of Bicholim conflict for deletion


A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Bicholim conflict is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Bicholim conflict until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

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I'm placing this notice here because this is a case where I hope I'm wrong about the article. I wanted to do everything possible to see that this article is vetted by editors with a better knowledge of Portuguese history and access to better resources.--ShelfSkewed Talk 17:35, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

Article under construction - WP Portugal may be interested

Greetings Wikiproject Portugal

I have started an article on the 'Algarve' based tourist firm 'Portitours' here and thought that I should bring it to this WikiProject's attention to get help to bring it to Article level. I have provided a few sources and a line or two to get you all started. Any member of WikiProject Portugal is welcome to make edits to the page as they wish so (provided such edits meet criteria). As soon as the majority of page editors feel that it is at a good enough level to be an article let me know and i'll look into moving it into article space. Many thanks. MIVP - Here to help. This way. (Maybe a bit of tea for thought?) 20:49, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

Alerts not linked on main page

Wikipedia:WikiProject Portugal/Article alerts, per Wikipedia:WikiProject Brazil/Article alerts. In ictu oculi (talk) 03:22, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

What do you mean? - Nabla (talk) 13:56, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
I mean the link was dead, and the above was a red link yesterday. I applied to the bot owner to reactivate it. In ictu oculi (talk) 05:46, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Proposed move

Talk:Anadia Municipality, Portugal - proposed move to Anadia. This RM seems to open the general question of the best format for the names of municipalities articles: in the Category:Municipalities of Portugal, of the 251 articles c 191 are in the format "Foo Municipality". So a wider question than this one article.Jsmith1000 (talk) 19:11, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

Family History24.38.176.4 (talk) 23:32, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

≤FRANCISO, SECOND OF HIS NAME, LEGITMATE SON OF FRANCISO de MEDEIROS AMARO, PEASANT AND FRANCISCA DE MEDEIROS, spinner, both of Algaarvia, Nordeste, wehere they where married and they live in Ribeira seca, ribeira grande. fRANI am family researching and my grand father, was born at 5 p.m. on 8 october 1871 and was baptized on the 22nd, in Ribeira Seca, Ribeira Grande. Godparents were Jose Ferreira Do Couto, single, farmer, and Margarida Islabel, single. Can anyone help me unders-- (talk) 23:32, 27 March 2013 (UTC)tand the history of my grandparents? Thank you. Frank

Académica de Coimbra move request

Hello. There is an ongoing move discussion at Talk:Coimbra Academic Association#Requested move 2. Since it has now been relisted twice it seems time to notify the three tagged projects; WikiProject Portugal, WikiProject Universities and WikiProject Sports. In ictu oculi (talk) 00:29, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

  • This has now been relisted twice, please, any one to push it one way or the other.... In ictu oculi (talk) 00:21, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

Articles for each freguesia

Is there an acceptability criteria defined? I could find quite a few articles "xxx is a freguesia of Lisbon." with no additional details. --Anneyh (talk) 14:42, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

While former editors have tried (adhoc) to create articles on all civil parishes within the Wikipedia, unfortunately, few did more then identify their existence and location. This is not to say that they are invalid. I have attempted, successfully, to increase content with sources/citations in my time on Wikipedia: it is a daunting process, as there are more then 1300 parishes, but I continue to integrate new content as I discover it. There is no "acceptability criteria", because all parishes are valid politico-administrative entities, much like the municipalities/cities of Ontario or the parishes of Louisiana (for example). All that must be done is have editors contribute more to the content, even copying/translating from Portuguese Wikipedia, with appropriate references and citations. ruben jc ZEORYMER (talk) 16:50, 23 August 2013 (UTC)

{{Community of Portuguese Language Countries}}

Template:Community of Portuguese Language Countries (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 09:34, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

€2 Portugal 2011 - Pinto.png

image:€2 Portugal 2011 - Pinto.png has been nominated for deletion and NFCC review, see Wikipedia:Possibly_unfree_files/2013_September_10 and WP:NFCR -- (talk) 05:18, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:Spain#Spanish Empire (1580-1640)

  You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Spain#Spanish Empire (1580-1640). Elizium23 (talk) 15:35, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

English exonyms for place names

English_exonyms#Portugal. Can someone check this please. See also article Talk. Many thanks. In ictu oculi (talk) 04:06, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Portuguese rock

Please, find sources! Bearian (talk) 20:26, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

Duplicate articles Colonial Captaincies of Brazil, Captaincies of Brazil

Do we really need two separate articles here? The info in Colonial Captaincies of Brazil is completely redundant. my inclination is to nominate Colonial Captaincies of Brazil for deletion; since even the search terms are very similar, we can dispense with even a redirect. I need consensus, because deleting an article is at least somewhat incisive, and people get all self-righteous about it.Sbalfour (talk) 16:22, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

As much as Brazilians speak for Portuguese, wouldn't it be more appropriate to post on the Wikiproject Brazil page? ruben jc ZEORYMER (talk) 20:40, 14 January 2014 (UTC)

More opinions needed

Please submit your comments regarding on-going discussions at Talk:Latin_peoples (talk) 11:52, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Popular pages tool update

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Latin peoples article deletion

Article Latin peoples has been nominated for deletion. Please discuss. Diego (talk) 11:53, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

Mafra National Palace

Article has no citations, and some pretty strange claims. If anyone knows anything please add references to it. You can read about the material I removed here:

--Harizotoh9 (talk) 18:27, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

From personal experience, the story about bats in Mafra is probably true, although clearly uncited. When at the Joanina Library at the University of Coimbra (a bit of architecture from the same period), the tour guides informed us of the technique of placing bats in boxes in strategic places within the walls. As the claim of the article indicates, they were released nightly to hunt insects. The unfortunate side affects was the constant bat-guano that fell on the stacks. Ergo, a team of cleaning staff. Once again, have not come across corroborating information. ruben jc ZEORYMER (talk) 10:48, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/ORBIS Cooperation

Dear Portugal experts: Here is an old abandoned Afc article that will soon be deleted as a stale draft. The references aren't in English. Is this a notable subject, and should the draft be kept and improved?

One of your project's articles has been featured

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Wiki Loves Pride 2014

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Leaflet For Wikiproject Portugal At Wikimania 2014

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Madeleine McCann requests for comments

I have started two requests for comments at Talk:Madeleine McCann. (talk) 18:49, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Why is MOS PT inactive?

Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Portuguese-related articles In ictu oculi (talk) 02:53, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Languages in censuses and Race and ethnicity in censuses

Pleas add information about this country to this articles.--Kaiyr (talk) 04:21, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Administrative divisions of Portugal

[also posted on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Portuguese geography ] I think the Administrative divisions of Portugal article needs a complete overhaul. As far as I know, it does not reflect the current situation. If I'm correct, there are the following administrative subdivisions now:

  • autonomous regions (Madeira, Azores)
  • municipalities
  • parishes (major reorganization in 2013, see link)
  • intermunicipal communities and metropolitan areas (see link)

The intermunicipal communities and metropolitan areas apparently cover the same territories as the statistical NUTS-III subdivisions, for some with the same name (e.g. Cávado), some with a different name but the same municipalities (e.g. Região de Aveiro = Baixo Vouga). The article mentions more metropolitan areas than the two in the law text (Lisbon and Porto), see also Category:Metropolitan areas of Portugal. Probably the other metropolitan areas (e.g. Aveiro, Viseu) have existed (briefly?), but I can't find when they were established or abolished.

Apparently, districts are not units of local administration anymore, but they used to be. I couldn't find when they were abolished. I'm a bit confused about the regions: there's the NUTS-II statistical regions (e.g. Centro Region, Portugal, no administrative region) and a proposed regional administration level, rejected in the Portuguese regionalisation referendum, 1998.

Is this correct, and does anyone have some additional references?

BTW, the new administrative map of Portugal is now available: link, and also an updated table of areas of municipalities and parishes: link. Markussep Talk 09:11, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Help requested with Portuguese language sources

Hello - he article for the Portuguese basketball club F.C. Porto (basketball) is nominated for deletion. It looks like the club is notable with eleven national championships, but it lacks sources and I believe most sources would be in Portuguese language. I was wondering if someone might be able to check Portuguese independent sources and add them to the article? The article for the club's boxing team is also up for deletion. It is often difficult for English speakers to find good sources in other languages, so thanks for any help the project can give. Rikster2 (talk) 11:58, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)


The usage and primary topic of "Batista" is under discussion at talk:Dave Batista -- (talk) 07:38, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

Duarte de Puy

Hello, I'd be grateful if anyone could help with this article on a 12th-century nobleman. It has been tagged for notability. Ambassadors aren't automatically notable, but I think anyone who's being written about almost 000 years after he lived is likely to meet WP:BIO or WP:GNG somehow, if not WP:POLITICIAN. Boleyn (talk) 09:47, 26 December 2014 (UTC)

Infante Manuel, Count of Ourém - misnomer

Infante Manuel of Portugal was never Count of Ourém, a subsidiary title of the Duke of Braganza and, like that, only used by the King of Portugal. Neither his father, King Peter II, nor his brother King John V granted him the title. Should be corrected for "Infante Manuel José of Braganza" — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wirdung (talkcontribs) 19:37, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live!

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March 2015 Art+Feminism event in Lisbon

Hi Portugal Wikipedians! I am reaching out to see if anyone would be interested in helping out with editing training for a Wikipedia:Meetup/ArtAndFeminism edit-a-thon being organized in Lisbon. We would appreciate any assistance in securing at least one experienced Wikipedian in the area, and I'd be happy to put you in touch with the organizers if you are able to help out. If interested, please reply on wiki or by e-mail at Cheers! -Thepwnco (talk) 22:23, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Vive, Viva listed at Requested moves

A requested move discussion has been initiated for Vive, Viva to be moved to Long live. This page is of interest to this WikiProject and interested members may want to participate in the discussion here. —RMCD bot 22:32, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

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Thousands of Portuguese cityscape and other images may be deleted from Commons

Please see discussion at Wikipedia:Village_pump_(miscellaneous)#Two_weeks_to_save_freedom_of_panorama_in_Europe. I think it is an item of major interest to the editors interested in this WikiProject. The (very underestimated) counts for how many images may be affected have been posted to commons:Commons_talk:Freedom_of_Panorama_2015#numbers. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 01:08, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

AfC submission

What do you think of Draft:Cabo Ruivo Seaplane Airport? Thanks, FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 23:46, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

Is this a Portuguese international school of a Macanese state-operated school?

I found the article of Portuguese School of Macau. The article says it is a "public high school" - I would like for somebody knowledgeable in Portuguese to read the website and check to see whether it is a:

  • An international school using the Portuguese curriculum
  • A state-operated school in Macau using the Macanese curriculum

Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) 15:51, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

WhisperToMe, as much as I can get from it:
  • It is a non-profit private school - "instituição educativa particular sem fins lucrativos" Sobre nós (About Us)
  • Portuguese curriculum - "The school uses the Portuguese Curriculum [...] from grades 1 to 12, with some adaptations [...]. All other [than languages] subjects are taught in Portuguese" (in English), at a school presentation (PDF) linked from the same about us page.
Thanks for asking :-) Nabla (talk) 23:22, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

WLE 2015 Writing Contest

Hello. I want to invite you to participate in this writing contest about natural sites of Spain and Portugal till December 6, 2015. You can join it in every language. More information in meta:WLE 2015 Writing Contest/en. Thanks. --Millars (talk) 22:59, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

History of South America

I've been working on History of South America. Any assistance with copy editing/translating would be much appreciated. -- Marek.69 talk 01:42, 27 March 2016 (UTC)