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I moved this page back to Northeast from North East because, according to my dictionary, northeast is the direction midway between North and East. I believe that northeast is also the most common English name for the direction, so should be the name of the article. My dictionary does not show north east or north-east as alternative spellings. Also a North East place could also be interpreted as the northern part of the eastern area rather than the northeastern area, which is a slightly different area, with the north east place (perhaps) being more south of the northeast place and probably better being referred to as being eastnortheast.

Also, because this is a disambiguation page, shifting the page is not the appropriate thing to do as disambiguation pages are also linked directly from the Wikitravel:Links to disambiguating pages page. This means that each disambiguating page should have a separate entry and there probably should be duplications of each alternative spelling too - unless it is clear that redirects to the disambiguation page should not be removed. -- Huttite 05:51, 18 Apr 2005 (EDT)

See my comments on Talk:Southwest DanielC 07:55, 18 Apr 2005 (EDT)

North East vs. North-East vs. Northeast[edit]

The editor in me is screaming that, except in cases where it forms part of a proper name, we should choose one orthography and stick with it for consistency's sake. Judging by Google hits, the un-hyphenated, un-spaced "northeast" is more common than the other two combined. I hate to see a haphazard assortment of orthographies being used. Anyone agree? Texugo 06:38, 9 April 2008 (EDT)

I'd say anything but northeast is actually incorrect. --Peter Talk 15:54, 14 May 2009 (EDT)
Absolutely agree. LtPowers 16:11, 14 May 2009 (EDT)