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Wikipedia and Wikimedia concepts[edit]

See also Help:Modelling/General#Relation to sister projects.

Wikipedia categories[edit]

Relevant items:

Relevant properties:

  • All items that represent Wikimedia categories should use category's main topic (P301) to link to the item that is the subject of the Category.


Some categories represent the intersection of two or more topics. For example:

There is also at least one more specialized use of category combines topics (P971) for a "people from" or "people of" category:

Wikimedia project pages[edit]

Relevant items:


Wikimedia templates[edit]

Relevant items:

Relevant properties:


Disambiguation pages[edit]

Disambiguation pages are pages that include the __DISAMBIG__ magic word. This magic word is available in all the Wiki projects.

Wikipedia and WikiVoyage disambiguation pages should have the description "Wikimedia disambiguation page".

Disambiguation pages are grouped by form, not by meaning. All the Wikipedia and Wikivoyage pages with sitelinks to a Wikidata page should have exact same spelling apart from the exceptions listed in the guidelines of the respective projects.

All disambiguation page items should have the statement 'instance of (P31) Wikimedia disambiguation page (Q4167410)'.

Closely related, first and last names: instance of (P31)family name (Q101352), personal name (Q1071027).

See also Wikidata:WikiProject Disambiguation pages/guidelines

Wikipedia lists[edit]

Every item that corresponds to a Wikimedia list article should have :

< item > instance of (P31) View with SQID < Wikimedia list article (Q13406463) View with Reasonator View with SQID >

It should typically use is a list of (P360) to indicate what it is a list of.

This can then be linked back in the other direction with has list (P2354).


Compound Wikipedia pages[edit]

Compound pages are Wikipedia pages that deal with more than one object or concept.

Separate Wikidata pages should be created for each of the separate objects/concepts in addition to the Wikidata page linked to the Wikipedia compound page. Property has part (P527) should be used to link to these pages from the compound page.

Wikidata pages linking to Compound Wikipedia pages will in general have few other properties.



For a more complicated example, see Wheedle (Q55166887), the item for an English-language Wikipedia article that covers at least five distinct but related topics.