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Regarding the proposed language code for Ingush, I thought our principles were to base the code on the vernacular name or to accept the code requested.  Have we changed our principles?  I note that several proposals have suggested that we use the same code as Ethnologue.  That seems appropriate if no code has been suggested or if the suggested code is not available.  

Milicent Wewerka
Library of Congress




>>> Håvard Hjulstad <[log in to unmask]> 10/30/02 06:19AM >>>
The ISO 639 RA-JAC has received the following proposal for a new entry in
the alpha-3 table:


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Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 14:09:13 -0400
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Subject: New ISO 639-2 code

This data was submitted on: Friday, October 11, 2002 at 14:09:13

lang_in_eng = Ingush language
lang_in_fre =
ref_where_found_1 =
lang_in_vern =
ref_where_found_2 =
trans_lit =
evidence = Columbia University Libraries (55)
addinfo =
request_addition = ISO 639-2 only
2_code_suggestion =
3_code_suggestion = ING
submit_name = Susan Summer
submit_email = [log in to unmask] 
submit_status = Catalog librarian, Columbia University Libraries

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CURRENT SITUATION:

ISO 639 encoding: cau = Caucasian (other)

Linguasphere: 42-BAA-aa = Ghalghaay. Ingush is given as a "Russian" name.

Ethnologue: INH = Ingush. Some 230.000 speakers in Chechen Ingushetia.
"Ghalghay" is given as an indigenous name.


COMMENTS:

Both the proposed identifier (ing) and the Ethnologue identifier (inh) are
available. Because of the ongoing coordination with Ethnologue I would
suggest that we select "inh".

I should think that Ingush should be the only English name listed.


Best regards,
Håvard Hjulstad
(acting chairman of ISO 639 RA-JAC)
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