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I rolled back a change deleting the "Understand" section; I think the deleter disagreed with the text, but we need that section per the Project:region article template. --(WT-en) Evan 07:40, 7 December 2006 (EST)


I have moved the above administrative regions out of the article, as I do not believe they are needed at this time. --(WT-en) Peter Talk 12:34, 12 May 2010 (EDT)

They've been restored. --W. Franke-mailtalk 14:02, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

US or Commonwealth English?[edit]

Could we standardise on one or the other?

My suggestion would be non-US because of the British colonial history and the number of folks of Somaliland extraction currently being "educated" in Glasgow and London. --W. Franke-mailtalk 14:02, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

Per "United Kingdom and most Commonwealth countries: British English;" at wv:spelling, British English should be the preferred. Although Somaliland is not part of the Commonwealth, it probably would be if it was a recognised nation. That policy should probably be changed to say "...most Commonwealth countries and former British colonies". James Atalk 14:36, 1 July 2013 (UTC)
I'll begin to make the relevant changes here, James, but it might be better (to avoid the usual "Punch and Judy" drama with Globetrotter and Peterfitzgerald) if you changed the policy page. (Congratulations on finally getting rid of those misleading footnote style numbers previously mandated by policy!) --W. Franke-mailtalk 14:48, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

"Official" ?[edit]

Should we link? --W. Franke-mailtalk 14:55, 1 July 2013 (UTC)

Yes Done. Doesn't look like the "Tourism" link works on their website yet; must be still under construction. Impressive website for a tiny little unrecognised state. Some states in Africa can't even get a webpage that looks like it's from the '90s online. James Atalk 14:30, 3 July 2013 (UTC)
If the "Tourism" link had worked, I would just have added the link and I'm happy that you have added it now, James. The Northern coast really is fantastic according to Alice's reports. --W. Franke-mailtalk 14:56, 3 July 2013 (UTC)

Cross-hatching on the map[edit]

Unfortunately, User:Peterfitzgerald, who created the map, is no longer here. Does anyone know why there is cross-hatching on the map? Are those areas of conflict or claimed by Puntland or something? Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:49, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Partial answer in the "Stay Safe" section of the Sool guide:
'Most of the Sool region is highly disputed between three separate administrations: the Somaliland government, the autonomous Puntland government and a new Khatumo State organised by local leaders to provide stability. The areas of ownership vary widely and does result in occasional confrontations.' Ikan Kekek (talk) 11:51, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Categorize as a country?[edit]

Somaliland is functionally an independent country, with a border control system on its own.

Wikivoyage should reflect this condition, by categorization of Somaliland as a country, instead of a region. Compare Palestinian territories, Transnistria and Taiwan; for which international recognition does not seem to matter. /Yvwv (talk) 15:36, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

I couldn't agree more. Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:04, 12 November 2016 (UTC)