User talk:Deborahjay/Strategy for Categories in ZU WP

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Page creator's statement:
Categories are a valuable aspect of information access in a Wikipedia. The aim here is the constructing and maintenance of a comprehensive system with attention to consistency. With the Category structure of the English Wikipedia as a highly developed model - that nevertheless includes considerable overlap and some imprecision - the Zulu Wikipedia (ZU WP) requires a carefully strategized subset that suits the content here.

Leli khasi liwuhlaka lokusebenzela umsebenzi wokuqala Izigaba akhona futhi amasha ku-ZU WP.[Hlela umthombo]

(en:This page is a worksheet for preliminary activity on existing and new Categories in ZU WP.)
(The word "category/Izigaba" is capitalized when referring to the Wikipedia feature.)

AbAfrika baseningizimu = South African people ?[Hlela umthombo]

There is an existing ZU WP Category:AbAfrika baseningizimu. This wording seems to mean "Africa-people of the South.
The name of the Category needs to match its similar Category in the EN WP w:Category:South African people, so that new Categories in the ZU WP will have this form. To start fixing the existing and create new Categories, how should we write in ZU:

  • South African people -
  • South African men -
  • South African women -
  • Japanese people -
  • Japanese men -
  • Japanese women -
  • American people -
  • American men -
  • American women -

Also existing in ZU WP is Category:Abantu baphilile. Does this wording mean the same as w:Category:Living people? If not

  • what does it exactly mean (word-for-word) -
  • How to write an exact translation of "Living people"? -

-- Deborahjay (talk) 09:46, 21 uNcwaba 2017 (UTC)

Amakhosi akwaZulu / Amakhosi amaZulu / Zulu kings[Hlela umthombo]

What is the literal different meaning (in English) of:

Note: Only the top Category is in use.
At present, there are two empty and apparently redundant Categories (to recommend for deletion):

-- Deborahjay (talk) 10:20, 21 uNcwaba 2017 (UTC)

Amagama amadolobha / Names of cities in Categories[Hlela umthombo]

Example: Category:Gauteng / Category:IGauteng
There exists a discrepancy in name forms for Categories of cities in the ZU WP, including some duplication (see Example, above). The name form must be consistent. The number of pages at present doesn't matter and can all be corrected manually.)
Suggested solution: agree on one form, and create a REDIRECT page for the other form. -- Deborahjay (talk) 09:41, 23 uNcwaba 2017 (UTC)