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I was wondering, is there a way to get the entire list of articles (pages) filed under a Wikipedia Portal?

For example, I want to get a list of All the pages filed under Linguistics Portal, is there a way to do it?

As another example, Java Portal states that it has "1482 pages so far!", however where are these 1482 pages? Is there a list that shows these pages?

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Portals don't have a list of pages associated with them. As an alternative, you could look for articles the are in a certain category (and its subcategories), or articles that belong under a certain WikiProject. – svick May 12 '12 at 21:18
@svick How do we search for the 1482 pages that Java Portal claims it has? : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal%3aJava – Pacerier May 12 '12 at 23:35
I'm not sure what does that number mean, but it's certainly not up-to-date, since it was last updated in 2010. It most likely means the number of articles in WikiProject Java. – svick May 13 '12 at 2:30
@svick How do we get access to all of these articles? (instead of linking from 1 article to the next to the next to the next..) – Pacerier May 13 '12 at 13:33
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There are no articles associated with a portal directly.

If you want to get all articles in a WikiProject (WikiProject Java in this case), you need to get all articles in subcategories of the corresponding assessment category. In this case, it's Category:Java articles by quality.

Be aware that assessment categories don't contain the articles, but their talk pages.

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Thanks for the reply =D Btw Wikipedia's main page goo.gl/LPrA states that there are 4m articles in English. So what's the easiest way to navigate through these pages? Isn't there some sort of table of contents or something? – Pacerier May 13 '12 at 17:13
That entirely depends on what kind of navigation do you have in mind. But using Wikipedia categories might be a good idea. The root is Category:Contents for all pages and Category:Articles for articles specifically. – svick May 13 '12 at 19:24
Cool, that works for a top-to-bottom approach, however from a page, is there anyway to navigate upwards? For example, in the category "Grammatical Gender" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Grammatical_gender we can see that there is a page (also) called "Grammatical Gender" filed under that category. However, from the page "Grammatical Gender" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grammatical_gender, how do we navigate upwards and see which category it is filed under? – Pacerier May 14 '12 at 0:31
Look at the bottom of the article. All categories that article belongs to are listed there. – svick May 14 '12 at 0:49
Ic, thanks for the help =) – Pacerier May 14 '12 at 1:22

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