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LINGUIST List 20.2638

Wed Jul 29 2009

All: ISO 639-3: Requested Code Changes (Region: Americas)

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        1.    Joan Spanne, ISO 639-3: Requested Code Changes (Region: Americas)

Message 1: ISO 639-3: Requested Code Changes (Region: Americas)
Date: 29-Jul-2009
From: Joan Spanne <iso639-3sil.org>
Subject: ISO 639-3: Requested Code Changes (Region: Americas)
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Are you aware of inaccuracies in the ISO 639-3 standard codes for the
identification of languages relating to your area of expertise? If so,
please consider taking a fairly simple step to get them fixed! Submit a
"change request" stating the nature of the change needed, the rationale for
it, and the evidence in support of it. Change requests to be processed and
decided at the end of 2009 are now being accepted.

Included here are the change requests for the Americas that been received during
the period since the last review cycle:
America, Central jls Jamaican Sign Language
America, Central sum Sumo-Mayangna
America, Central ulw Ulwa
America, Central yan Mayangna
America, Central mom Monimbo
America, Central cjr Chorotega
America, Central ppl Pipil
America, North mof Mohegan-Montauk-Narragansett
America, North xnt Narragansett
America, North xpq Mohegan-Pequot
America, North cmk Chimakum
America, North xch Chemakum
America, North lut Lushootseed
America, South pys Paraguayan Sign Language; Lengua de Señas del Paraguay
America, South aqz Akunsu
America, South noj Nonuya
America, South htm Mïka Huitoto

The submission deadline for this year is September 1, 2009. It is a good
idea to send in requests as early as possible. Requests sometimes require
clarification or expansion to be sure that everything is complete for
review and evaluation. Details on the process and the forms needed may be
found at:


To see all change requests, please visit:


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