Talk:WikiProject Namibia

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Where are the population numbers coming from? I would guess some outdated census, as Windhoek for example is probably beyond 300.000 by now... References would be nice. Jens 12:46, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

Hello & Suggest

Hi there! I am living in Windhoek, Namibia and I am already working on especially the street names in Windhoek, but also the whole of Namibia. Cheers, Christian

My suggestions:

  • We should keep to the fact that street names in Namibia are still changing, so it is vital for me to put the "old / historic" name in brackets behind the new street name (only in cases where the street name changed recently, e.g. in the last 2-3 years) and secondly use the "historic street name" tag to put in the historic (old) street name.
  • As before independence in 1990 in case of street type "street" the type was only abbreviated, i.e. "Peter Mueller St". This was done due to the fact that we had three official languages at this point in time and by using "St" one could say "Street" (English), "Straat" (Afrikaans) and Strasse (German). This is still the fact and people based on their different home language still use those words. Thus I am only using the abbreviation "St". We should keep to this! (P.S. there are other cases (e.g. road, avenue, Weg, Hof, Platz) where this is a set part of the name. In this case I keep to these names, e.g. Sam Nujoma Drive, Jan Jonker Weg, etc.

--Chtrede 12:36, 6 December 2010 (UTC)