Template:derived cat

This template should be used on pages in the Category: namespace, and automatically generates descriptions and categorization for categories of a recognized type (see below). It is implemented by Module:category tree and its submodule Module:category tree/derived cat. It is preferable not to invoke this template directly, but to simply use {{auto cat}} (with no parameters), which will automatically invoke this template on appropriately-named category pages.

This template automatically generates descriptions and categorization for categories whose name follows the format "(language name) terms derived from (language name)" and "Terms derived from (language name)".


The language code (see Wiktionary:Languages) of the language that the category name begins with, and which the category's contents belongs to. Leave this empty for categories that do not start with a language name.
|2= (required)
The code of the source language, family or etymology language (see Wiktionary:Languages, Wiktionary:Families or Wiktionary:Dialects) that the terms in the category originate from. This is the part of the category name that follows the "derived from" part.

Note: The "terms derived from other languages" category is no longer handled by this template- use {{poscatboiler}} with |2=terms derived from other languages.