WikiProject Intertranswiki
translating content from other wikipedias

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Welcome to WikiProject Intertranswiki, a collaborative effort to improve Wikipedia by importing and translating content from other language Wikipedias. The aim of the project is to transwiki missing articles from other Wikipedias and draw up banks of articles of missing content organised by topic and sub topic, as well as tagging existing articles which need major translation from the other language equivalent. An excellent way to approach the transferring of content and addressing systematic bias on here is to pick a topic, say for example French chateaux, on the Intertranswiki French/Buildings page we start a section "Chateaux", and pick a region, and then ransack the category on French wikipedia and identify the red links and then aim to ensure that the categories match as much as possible between other wikis and that no articles are missing. The project is very much an extension of Wikipedia:WikiProject Missing Encyclopedic Articles, and is a way to generate interest in creating missing content and languages.

Related WikiProjects[edit]

This WikiProject is dedicated to importing content from foreign language Wikipedias. For the WikiProject dedicated to the transwiki process in general (particularly out going material), see Wikipedia:WikiProject Transwiki. For Wikipedia translation combined with language learning, see Wikipedia:Wikiproject Cross-language Editing and Learning Exchange.

If you are interested in translation as a topic, please visit Wikipedia:WikiProject Translation studies.

Licensing and sourcing[edit]

In a nutshell, if you copy or translate material from other Wikimedia projects, you have to attribute it to not violate the CC-by-SA license. At minimum, this requires a linked edit summary to the source of the content. Content re-users should also consider leaving a note at the talk page, typically using ((translated|<language>|<original title>)).

See WP:Copying within Wikipedia for more information how to attribute the original content, and WP:Requests for page importation to import revisions from selected other Wikimedia projects.

Be careful when translating a significant amount of unsourced material from other wikipedias, particularly Spanish wikipedia, which is fairly notorious for copying and pasting. Sometimes you'll find that self-published books will have translated or copied material from various wikipedias. These mirror sources are to be avoided when trying to source translated content. Beware of sources by "Emereo Publishing", "Mobile Reference" and sources which state xxx facts "Everything you need to know", such as "The xxx (actor) Handbook". Also, technically imdb is not considered a reliable source in general on here as it's a user-generated site. It is typically consulted but not sourced on here. For film, where possible try to search the title/actor in google books and you can quickly draw up citations here, as you can in general other research.

Featured and good articles[edit]

Here are some links to articles on other Wikipedias:

Transwikied articles[edit]

Simply place articles you've transwikied here, and a brief description of the subject. The wider the range of content and languages translated the better! Add articles you intend to translate in a section below, though if there are a lot, consider listing them on one of the project sub pages under the language and topic first. Try to source as much of the articles you transwiki as possible for verification.

  1. Jorge Bonsor, French-born British historian, painter, and archaeologist
  2. Mathias Metternich, German mathematician and revolutionary
  3. Sunday Drivers (film) - 1963 East German film
  4. Karmelyuk - 1931 Soviet Ukrainian film
  5. Anne Hartkamp, German jazz singer and teacher
  6. Giesebrechtstraße, street in Berlin
  7. My Patricia, 1961 Argentine film‎
  8. Hieronymus Wilhelm Ebner von Eschenbach, 18th-century Holy Roman Empire diplomat and historian
  9. Malahai, headgear originated in Central Asia
  10. Promptuarium Iconum Insigniorum, 16th-century book
  11. Luttra Woman, Swedish bog body
  12. Manriki (film), 2019 Japanese film
  13. Maria Vladimirovna Mironova, Russian actress
  14. Brüderschaft, German drinking ritual
  15. Sluishuis, residential building in Amsterdam
  16. February Azure, Russian painting
  17. Władysław Tryliński, Polish engineer and inventor
  18. Kinjirō Ashiwara, self-proclaimed Emperor of Japan

Intend to transwiki[edit]

Add a brief description to the articles you intend to translate:

  1. Hagen Keller
  2. Matthias Lackas [de]
  3. Theodor Mayer (Historiker) [de]
  4. Gotthard Neumann [de]
  5. Vicke Schorler [de]
  6. Peter-Paul Zahl

Articles to translate by language[edit]

If you have a large list of articles, too large to list here as needed transwikying, feel free to list them on project sub pages like Russian biography. Articles to be translated by language wikipedia:


Translation assistance[edit]

General missing article lists[edit]



Please sign your name here as part of the overall project and also add your name to the sub language page for whatever language you are interested in translating articles from. Example

Interested associates[edit]

  • User:John Carter - I regret to say that I have minimal translation skills myself, but am willing to offer what help I can
  • User:Ser Amantio di Nicolao
  • User:Acroterion I don't have the time required to do translations, but I'd be happy to do imports as needed to sandboxes.
  • User:ThaddeusB - My only previous involvement was an offer to possibly do something with bots - generating stats for this project or copying content; I would be willing to revisit either idea
  • User:Yakikaki - A strong supporter of the project but not a project-person myself
  • User:Vejlenser - I like the project and do translations sometimes, but don't have the time to sign up as a formal member
  • User:Narky Blert - A strong supporter of the idea, so I suppose I should sign up. I spend most of my time fixing bad links to DAB pages (and while doing so have created ((ill)) links to more languages than you would believe), but have also translated (usually with extra info and citations) complete articles from Dutch, German and Italian. Should I find something interesting, I'd be prepared to have a go at anything in Germanic, Greek, Romance or Slavic languages. 2 August 2017.
  • User:Khoele-I am not good as a translator but I am willing to help with some South Sotho translation
  • User:Caracal-eyes - I am not all that dedicated, but I have/am currently working on expanding Japanese-mythology-related articles with translations from Japanese. I might give Spanish-to-English a try as well.
  • User:Spinster300 - Happy to help in anyway I can, including non-priority translations and backlogs.
  • User:Sideriver84 - Happy to help when I can
  • User:Pandelver - Casually active
  • User:Bleff - I am fluent in English and in Spanish, which is my mother tongue. I'm from Buenos Aires, were Ríoplatense Spanish is spoken, so I can help whenever a source relies heavily in slang. I mostly do my editing in Wikipedia relying on Spanish-language sources (since my area of interest is Latin America), so I am constantly translating. Happy to help anyone when I can!
  • User:Noble14 - Hi! I'm brand new to editing on Wikipedia but I work in English-Spanish translation and love translating so am happy to help translate. I'm a native English speaker. Could someone please let me know how to get started? Thanks!
  • User:Hk5183 - Very Glad to help translate articles from French. I can also translate articles from Spanish or Italian. Not entirely sure how to do so, however. Can someone help teach me the proper format for a translation?
  • User:IZ041 - I translate mostly Beauty pageant articles from other languages into English.
  • User:Etriusus - Native English speaker with proficiency in Spanish and some limited skill in French. I have a few projects I'm still working on so I can't put more time into the this project at the moment.


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