Wikipedia:Pages needing translation into English



See also: Wikipedia:Translation and Category:Wikipedia articles needing translation

This page is a place to list foreign language articles on the English Wikipedia, to see if they can be translated before they are listed on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion. If someone speaks the language the article is written in and can state that it is not worth translating, the item should be moved to AfD or tagged with {{prod}}.


Standard procedures

If the article is a mere copy of (all or part of) an article in a foreign-language Wikipedia, it can just be tagged with {{db-foreign}} to get added to Wikipedia:Candidates for speedy deletion: we want to discourage people who cut articles from one Wikipedia and paste to another without translating. If you want to ask for a translation of an article from a foreign-language Wikipedia, go to Wikipedia:Translation. Or instead you can leave a message on the contributing user's talk-page using the templates from Wikipedia:Pages needing translation into English/Templates for user talk pages or using {{UE}}.

Sometimes, legitimate articles are replaced by foreign-language content. In this case, the last English-language version should be restored from the history.

If an article has been listed here for two weeks and is still untranslated, it should be nominated for deletion.

When listing a page here, you might want to find the Wikipedia:Embassy or Ambassador member of the Wikipedia that relates to the language the article is in and invite them to move the page to their own Wikipedia. If you don't even know what language the article is in you could use Language recognition chart and if that fails, some language recognition web site, such as Xerox or What Language Is This? to find out. Please leave a note on this page if you do this to prevent duplication of messages. If you have come here from another Wikipedia, please note on this page what you think should be done with the article.

Please check for copyvio before listing here. (Articles which meet the criteria for CSD G12 can be speedily deleted with {{db-copyvio}}, other copyvios should be listed on WP:CP.) Articles that are not in English are still subject to all other forms of |speedy deletion should they meet the criteria, and can be nominated for deletion by prod or afd should an editor feel they warrant deletion for a reason other than the language it is in, an article not being in English is not itself a criteria for deletion, except for when the two week period has passed. Also, foreign-language are still subject to blp prod.

When a page listed here has been translated, its entry can be removed (or moved to cleanup if the translation needs another pair of eyes).

Boilerplate text

Translate page

For a page that needs translation in its entirety (so it would be appropriate to delete if not fixed):

1. Use the notice {{notenglish|NameOfLanguage}} if you know the language used, or {{notenglish}} if you cannot identify the language of the page in question. The template will show up as:
2. Add a mention on this page.
2.1. If you know what language was used, add:
{{subst:Needtrans| pg= | Language=NameOfLanguage| Comments= }}--~~~~
replacing NameOfLanguage with the English name of the language.
2.2. If you cannot identify the language used, add:
{{subst:Needtrans| pg= | Language=unknown| Comments= }}--~~~~
3. You may also choose to warn the contributing editor with {{uw-english}}, the "use English" warning, or suggest to use a different language Wikipedia with {{contrib-xx1}}, where xx is the language code (see available templates). An alternate template for identifying the article as having been listed here is {{uw-notenglish}}. Usage is:
Bilingual versions of this template have been created for Norwegian, Spanish, and French. See the note on these at {{uw-notenglish}}.

Translate section

If there is just a section that needs translation:

1. Use the notice {{notenglish|NameOfLanguage|section}}, with the word "section" as a second unnamed parameter, or the shortcut {{Notenglish-section|NameOfLanguage}}, at the beginning of the non-English content. The template will show up as:
2. Add a mention on this page, as above.
3. You may wish to place a note on the talk pages of contributors of non-English material, saying that English Wikipedia is meant for English-language content, inviting them to translate it, and, if appropriate, suggesting the location of the Wikipedia edition for the language in question should they wish to post content in that language.


If the article has been translated, but needs attention from someone approaching dual fluency in both languages:

1. Use the notice {{cleanup-translation}}, which will show up as:
2. Add a mention to the translation cleanup section.

Pages for consideration

If you are not completely sure of what language an article is written in, check the language recognition chart.
If you are sure, consider placing the corresponding template on the creator's talk page.

July 21


Two quotes in Arabic need translation. De728631 (talk) 21:09, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

November 1

Indo-Scythians in Indian literature

The language of this article is possibly Hindi or Sanskrit. The reference titles need translation. De728631 (talk) 21:30, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

  • Its "Sanskrit" and its a poem from Mahabharata (The first reference is from Udyoga-parva;see also Mahabharata).But unfortunately I can't translate more than this. Anyone looking to translate may find this useful.It is from here that I can say "
  1. pratipadaarthaH shakAnAM pahlavAnA.n cha daradAnAM = of the shakAs pahlavAs and daradAs;
  2. ye = whoever;
  3. nR^ipAH = their kings;
  4. kAmbojAH R^iShikAH = kAmbojAH R^iShikAH;
  5. ye = whoever;
  6. pashchimAnUpakAH = those who live on the west side;
  7. cha = and; "

(No copyright violation is intended.} The "MBH 5/5/15" refers to part 5 and poem number no.15. Vivekananda De--tAlK 14:41, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

November 2

OE Video Music Awards

The language of this article is Russian. De728631 (talk) 23:32, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

Times up, prodded--Jac16888 Talk 03:12, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

November 3

Kshetrapal dada

The language of this article is unknown. Racklever (talk) 19:04, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

It looks like it's probably Gujarati but I'm not positive --Miskwito (talk) 19:21, 3 November 2011 (UTC)
I'll go for Gujurati too. Peridon (talk) 14:06, 7 November 2011 (UTC)
Times up, prodded--Jac16888 Talk 16:02, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

November 9

ජාත්‍යන්තර දේශපාලනය තුල ජාත්‍යන්තර සංවිධාන මගින් සිදුවන කාර්ය්‍යභාරය

The language of this article is No idea. Can't read any of it, so I have no idea what it is, except it isn't English The Mark of the Beast (talk) 06:49, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

Sinhala? Grandmasterka 07:00, 10 November 2011 (UTC)
I'll go with that. Peridon (talk) 17:49, 10 November 2011 (UTC)
This means, "The role of international organizations' in International politics." --තඹරු විජේසේකර සාකච්ඡාව (Thambaru Wijesekara) 01:49, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

November 15


The language of this article is Mongolian?. Jac16888 Talk 11:52, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

That's a Mongolian name so I'd say yes. De728631 (talk) 17:16, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

Economy of Xiguan

The language of this article is Chinese. Jac16888 Talk 11:52, 15 November 2011 (UTC)

November 18

Kang Hyun Cheol

The language of this article is French. Korean film-maker with only one film from 2011 listed in the article. Doesn't seem to be notable. De728631 (talk) 18:13, 18 November 2011 (UTC)

IMDB has him as Hyeong-Cheol Kang and gives a different name for his first film (Speed Scandal). —Largo Plazo (talk) 00:04, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

November 21

Estha Divine

The language of this article is French. Writ Keeper ⚇♔ 17:11, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

Non-notable singer's autobio, has been Afd'ed. De728631 (talk) 23:37, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

November 23

Translated pages that could still use some cleanup


Pages listed here are "mostly done" but could still use some attention from someone who approaches dual-fluency. Please use the notice {{cleanup-translation}} on the page.


Vietnamese poetry

The initial language of this article was Vietnamese. Also needs to be rewritten, because it was taken fro the Vietnamese wikipedia page on poetry. So it contains material about poetry in general, as well as some stuff about the Vietnamese language, which is relevant but needs to be addressed to an English-speaking audience. Itsmejudith (talk) 11:52, 25 February 2010 (UTC) the language of peoitry

270th Rifle Division (Soviet Union)

The initial language of this article was Russian. Jac16888Talk 01:50, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

2 Rossi Street

The initial language of this article was Russian. Jac16888Talk 16:57, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Church of Our Lady the Merciful

The initial language of this article was Russian. Jac16888Talk 16:57, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Made revisions in the lead and the section for later history.--Felix Folio Secundus (talk) 08:28, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

Design 414N tankers

The initial language of this article was Russian. Jac16888Talk 16:57, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Karppillikkavu Sree Mahadeva Temple

The initial language of this article was Hindi. Article is nominally English, but is so laced with Hindi terms that an English speaker can't make heads or tails of it. Needs someone who can translate Hindi religious terms into something people outside of India can understand. ⌘macwhiz (talk) 01:56, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

The non-English words were a mix of Sanskrit and Malayalam, the language of Kerala state in Southern India, where the temple is located. I've translated most of the Sanskrit terms (as they are close to Hindi), but the Malayalam ones remain. Proper translation/rewrite can be done by one who is familiar with Kerala culture and temple rituals, and very likely any Dravidian culture. Have removed Hindi tag and added Malayalam.VishalB (talk) 10:55, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

Lütfi Pasha

The initial language of this article was Turkish. I dream of horses (T) @ 20:37, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

Apollon Limassol

The initial language of this article was Greek. Have tried to interest the Football Portal, but they just find it funny Arjayay (talk) 09:47, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

Republican Guard (Kazakhstan)

The initial language of this article was Russian. Buckshot06 (talk) 08:36, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

Accademia della Crusca

The initial language of this article was Italian. ItemirusMessage me! 23:20, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

Mikkelin Jukurit

The initial language of this article was Finnish (?). Emeraude (talk) 08:48, 24 November 2010 (UTC)

Corbetta, Italy#Visconti.27s time

The initial language of this article was Italian. This section needs help! It looks like a machine-translation that requires clean-up. Discovered the problem when working on Squarcina Borri, which Wikilinks to this article. Peaceray (talk) 05:51, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

April 2011

SN 1054

The initial language of this article was French. mostly translated, but not completely, and several awkward terms were not translated or mistranslated or maltranslated (weird grammar) or use a meaning that is not the astronomical one that should be used (talk) 11:57, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

On a quick look: Much awkward phrasing but seems to lack the total gibberish associated with machine translation. A lot of this could be fixed by a copy editor with astronomy knowledge who doesn't have French. I will also take a look when I can, but am not an astronomer so may not be able to fix some of the problems. Jonathanwallace (talk) 11:33, 29 April 2011 (UTC)
I postd this at WP:ASTRONOMY in the hope someone from there will take it on. Jonathanwallace (talk) 15:05, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

Workers' Communist Party (Italy)

The initial language of this article was Italian. This reads like a poor translation, or at least writing by somone who was not fluent in English. PatGallacher (talk) 19:09, 10 April 2011 (UTC)


The initial language of this article was Italian. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 17:26, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

May 2011

Vangelis Protopapas

The initial language of this article was Greek. Bad translation from the equivalent Greek Wikipedia article. Constantine ✍ 09:05, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

National University of San Marcos

The initial language of this article was Spanish. I found the template but the page was not listed here as instructed. I plan to help on the translation effort Asinthior (talk) 21:44, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

Hallors and Saline Museum

The initial language of this article was German. The author did what appears to be a Google Translate of the German Wikipedia article, since I got similar words when I popped the German Wikipedia article into Google Translate. —James (Talk • Contribs)3:26pm 05:26, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

Corteo Storico

The initial language of this article was Italian. Not sure this should not in any case be merged into Palio di Siena. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 01:10, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

June 2011

Issogne Castle

The initial language of this article was Italian. Presumably a machine translation from it:Castello di Issogne. Ian Spackman (talk) 08:24, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

István Fekete Primary School

The initial language of this article was Hungarian. Apparently Google translated from hu:Fekete István Általános Iskola (Zichyújfalu). ... discospinster talk 02:13, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

I've raised this issue of articles created in this way here--Jac16888 Talk 02:32, 27 June 2011 (UTC)
This specific article has been deleted from the Hungarian wikipedia for lacking notability. It's just an elementary school in a small village in Hungary. There are about 85 children spread across 8 grades attending this school, in a village of less than a thousand. On the Hungarian wikipedia, it was decided to merge the content into the page for that village. It was named for someone famous, but then, almost all schools are named in this fashion. In the year that the page was up on the Hungarian wikipedia, nothing was added by anyone to the article to suggest that this particular elementary school had anything to distinguish it from the countless other village elementary schools throughout the country. Pthalo (talk) 17:33, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

FC Argeş Piteşti

The initial language of this article was Romanian. This looks like a computer translation. (talk) 19:25, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

July 2011

Toas island

The initial language of this article was Spanish. REDTURTLE 23:14, 3 July 2011 (UTC)


The initial language of this article was (presumably) Italian. Jim10701 (talk) 01:38, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

Aviación del Noroeste

The initial language of this article was Spanish. Appears to be a translated article; presumably from Spanish based on the subject matter. Hawaiian717 (talk) 15:49, 28 July 2011 (UTC)

Panagiotis Anagnostopoulos

The initial language of this article was Greek. One of a large number of articles created by a User apparently claiming multilingual proficiency where none exists YSSYguy (talk) 00:49, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

Socialist Party of Chile

The initial language of this article was Spanish. (talk) 18:24, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

Silesian Military District

The initial language of this article was Polish. Could use some rewriting Buckshot06 (talk) 18:40, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

August 2011

Rodalies Barcelona orbital line

The initial language of this article was Catalan. Or at least so I assume, given my meager language skills. Pi.1415926535 (talk) 03:19, 2 August 2011 (UTC)


The initial language of this article was Italian. Ian Spackman (talk) 16:26, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

Lyudmila Belyakova

The initial language of this article was Russian. Safiel (talk) 04:14, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

State Committee for Construction

The initial language of this article was Russian. Needs some copyediting. --Σ talkcontribs 05:46, 20 August 2011 (UTC)

Needs a lot more than copy editing. In future please do not add machine translations of foriegn language articles to this wikipedia if you are incapable of translating it properly, they are generally of too poor a quality to be of much use and very difficult to fix. Next time please follow the instructions laid out at WP:TRANSLATION--Jac16888 Talk 11:00, 20 August 2011 (UTC)

Directorate for Civil Protection and Emergency Planning

The initial language of this article was Norwegian (Bokmal). —Darkwind (talk) 01:41, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

¡Democracia Real YA!

The initial language of this article was Spanish. The article is in need of much cleanup. However, I think having accurate translations of the long block quotes and the extensive number of references in Spanish is a good starting point. Senator2029 | talk | contribs 07:27, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

Eugenio Da Venezia

The initial language of this article was Italian. It needs considerable clean-up, it is only slightly better than a machine translation. I may eventually get to it myself, but perhaps someone here can get to it first. Voceditenore (talk) 15:15, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

September 2011

Arkadiy Belinkov

The initial language of this article was Russian. FunkyCanute (talk) 14:52, 23 September 2011 (UTC)

List of Major volumes (1–20)

The initial language of this article was Japanese. Some sections without English translation at all, others part-translated. Pesky (talkstalk!) 11:10, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

Expropriation of the Princes in the Weimar Republic

The initial language of this article was German. Translated from the German Wikipedia according to the (failed) AfD. Lagrange613 (talk) 06:54, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

Emmanuel Monick

The initial language of this article was French. Translated from French Wikipedia, looks like a machine translation. —SW— chatter 22:58, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

October 2011


The initial language of this article was Chinese?. Pesky (talkstalk!) 09:11, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

Southern Group of Forces

The Air Forces section contains some Russian text in html comments. Barely a list of military units. De728631 (talk) 20:56, 13 October 2011 (UTC)

Focke-Wulf Fw 190 operational history

The initial language of the new section "Hungarian Operations..." seems to be Hungarian. Kubanczyk (talk) 17:58, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

Parochial patronages in French Algeria

The initial language of this article was French.

Hello, everybody!

Currently, this is only a first draft, which was translated from French into English; it still needs several thorough proofreadings, in order to be greatly improved, corrected & enriched by your extensive knowledge of English, thanks to your bilingual expertise.

Your benevolent participation is warmly welcome to update the final rendition of this translation.

Thank you so much in advance for your judicious help, as well as for all your forthcoming contributions!

Kindest regards!

euphonie breviary
07:20, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

Sorry. I can't work out what the heck it's about - either the translation or the original French. I enjoy doing the translation of translations (and sometimes complete translations from other languages), but I'm giving up on this one. Peridon (talk) 20:41, 29 October 2011 (UTC)

Feliks Kryski

The initial language of this article may have been Polish.   — Jeff G. ツ (talk) 03:23, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

Bible translations into Norwegian

The initial language of this article was norwegian. The translation is awkward, and there has been little proofreading or knowledge in neither the subject, norwegian nor english. E.g. a link to Stjórn has been replaced with one to Stjørna, and quotations contain a mix of norwegian and english. Orland (talk) 05:27, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

Minuta slavy

The initial language of this article was russian. (talk) 12:08, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

November 2011


The initial language of this article was Russian. Stfg (talk) 11:03, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

Ariel Nan

The initial language of this article was Spanish. De728631 (talk) 23:00, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

Stock Car Brasil

The initial language of this article was Brazilian Portuguese. Contains expressions and words I can't fathom the meaning of. The mayor of Yurp (talk) 22:57, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

Chinese Surinamese

The initial language of this article was Dutch. See nl:Chinese Surinamers – Wdchk (talk) 02:22, 17 November 2011 (UTC)


The initial language of this article was Spanish. Stfg (talk) 20:33, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

Competitive karuta

The initial language of this article was Japanese. Malkinann (talk) 05:04, 23 November 2011 (UTC)

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