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WikiProject Eritrea

Welcome to the Eritrea WikiProject. We are a group dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of articles related to Eritrea. The goal of this WikiProject is to provide complete coverage of Eritrea 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.

Requested moves

  • 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 Eritrea with {{WikiProject Eritrea}} 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 Eritrea-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.


FA Featured articles

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GA Good articles

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Ge'ez script - Short Version

Proper names

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

Many Eritrean names are compound nouns in Ge'ez unless this unusual usage can be verified in a reliable source, which then needs to be added to the relevant article.

Eritreans, 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 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 Eritrea, 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. Prof TPMS (talk) 04:34, 20 March 2016 (UTC) Interested in Nakfa, Afabet, Keren and Asmara.
  2. Merhawie 05:44, 1 April 2006 (UTC) -- I will mostly be filling out the general articles but may try to go into particular depth in the Government related articles when that is done. I will also be trying to maintain this group and facilitate.
  3. Tron9698 06;17, 1 April 2006 (UTC) - General work on Eritrea and the demographics of Eritrea (ethnic groups, religion etc). Major work done on Eritrea, Religion in Eritrea, Tigray-Tigrinya people, Hazega, Tsazega...
  4. Yom 06:32, 1 April 2006 (UTC)
  5. Nadeana 03:20, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
  6. Erigirl05 19:56, 2 April 2006 (UTC)
  7. Asmarina 6:30, 8 April 2006 (UTC)
  8. Ted87 00:08, 25 April 2006 (UTC)
  9. Jordanwaladmehlab 23:22, 5 June 2006 (UTC)
  10. Cluckbang 06:32, 1 April 2006 (UTC)
  11. Yonas Abraham (talk) 13:39, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
  12. Vicioustrader 18:40, 28 August 2006 (UTC)
  13. Merhawit 01:20, 9 September 2006 (UTC)
  14. Zeragito 02:36, 3 October 2006 (UTC)
  15. Yemane Berhane -- I will be contributing in the high tech development section.
  16. MikeG(talk) 21:33, 31 December 2006 (UTC) — Will continue working on Tigrinya language, possibly also Tigre language.
  17. Wiki Raja 19:53, 14 March 2007 (UTC)
  18. DuilioM (talk) 16:18, 10 November 2008 (UTC)----- I will participate in Eritrean articles related to the Italians in Eritrea (like Italian Eritreans).
  19. User:Middayexpress - general information
  20. Ericandude (talk) 14:49, 30 August 2012 (UTC)(UTC) - Priority--> List of massacres committed during the Eritrean War of Independence, Eritrean-Ethiopian War, YPFDJ
  21. Dÿrlegur (talk) 07:18, 10 August 2011 (UTC)
  22. ybt 3:17, 24 January 2013 (UTC) - General work on Eritrea
  23. HOA Monitor (talk) 12:59, 22 December 2013 (UTC) General information and current events
  24. Vetrisimino0 (talk) 05:56, 12 June 2014 (UTC) General work on Eritrea
  25. A326 (talk)--A326 14:54, 15 August 2015 (UTC)
  26. Divex (talk ·contribs)
  27. Adulitanum (talk) 14:00, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
  28. Turtlewong (talk) 02:46, 20 February 2017 (UTC) General work on Eritrea and the demographics of Eritrea (ethnic groups, religion etc).
  29. Shidenai 02:45, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
  30. TheTrainCrazyMan 13:35, 21 January 2020 (UTC) General stuff

Former members

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

  1. Buaidh (talk ·contribs) 03:56:09, 8 June 2019 (UTC) 

Member identification

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

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linked pages
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WikiProject Eritrea.
linked pages
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For other Eritrea user templates, see Category:Eritrea user templates.

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