Wikipedia:WikiProject Central Asia

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WikiProject Central Asia
Central Asia located as a region of the world

Welcome to WikiProject Central Asia. This project aims to expand, cleanup and wikify, better organize, and neutralize the point of view on articles related to Central Asia, a vast landlocked region of Asia with both a rich culture and history. For centuries Central Asia has been home to various classifications of Turkic and Iranian peoples as well as Mongols and Tibetans. Small but significant minorities such as Russians and Han Chinese also live in the region. Islam is the predominant religion (mostly of the Sunni sect), followed by Tibetan Buddhism. There are also small pockets of Christians, Bukharan Jews, and Hindus as well. The usual definition of the region encompasses Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Afghanistan is also sometimes included. In even rarer cases and up to date only by the UNESCO per certain climatological reasons, western Pakistan (North West Frontier Province and Balochistan), Xinjiang, Mongolia, Tibet, Central Asian portions of Russia, and Khorasan, Iran are added too. It is hoped that topics regarding these areas will be enhanced through this project as well as the knowledge of fellow Wikipedians and outside readers. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page.

Related WikiProjects
  1. To create a body of articles that accurately depicts the history and cultures of Central Asia and Central Asian peoples.
  2. To standardize articles on Central Asia and Central Asian subjects with similar layouts and formatting.
  3. To standardize the use of local-language terms, names, and translations into English across the series.
Things to watch
A native Turkmen man in traditional dress with his dromedary camel in Turkmenistan.
Open tasks
  • Vote if Afghani should be included as demonym or not in the info-box on the Afghanistan article (please vote here).
  • Place the {{WikiProject Central Asia}} on the talk pages of all articles that fall within the scope of this project,
  • Add the articles, by category, to the Wikipedia:WikiProject Central Asia/Main Articles list,
  • Monitor the recent changes for improvements which might raise the assessment level, damages to the articles, and vandalism,
  • Update and hierarchize the categories in Categories page,
  • Maintain and update the Tasks page,
  • Clear the evaluation and assessment backlog of articles who have been tagged with the project banner.
  • Templates and stubs:
For a list of stubs and infobox templates that can be used for this project, please see Templates.
  • 4.2% List-Class
  • 57.6% Stub-Class
  • 26.6% Start-Class
  • 6.9% C-Class
  • 2.1% B-Class
  • 0.5% GA-Class
  • 0.1% FA-Class
  • 2.1% remaining

The assessment department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia articles related to Central Asia. While much of the work is done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

  • Project Barnstar:

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Featured article candidates

Good article nominees

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Requested moves

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Mercator Map (1578) – Asiae-Tabula IX



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