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In my view, Adyghe should certainly be assigned a code in ISO 639-2,
and "ady" is a good identifier for it. See
http://www.evertype.com/alphabets/adyghe.pdf for the indigenous name
"adygebze".

Oxford gives Adyghe as the first form, Adygei as a second form.

Michael Everson

At 11:50 +0100 2002-10-30, Håvard Hjulstad wrote:
>The ISO 639 RA-JAC has received the following proposal for a new entry in
>the alpha-3 table:
>
>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2002 15:26:35 -0400
>From: WWW generic account <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: New ISO 639-2 code
>
>This data was submitted on: Friday, October 25, 2002 at 15:26:35
>
>lang_in_eng = Adygei language
>lang_in_fre =
>ref_where_found_1 =
>lang_in_vern =
>ref_where_found_2 =
>trans_lit =
>evidence = Columbia University Libraries (156)
>addinfo =
>request_addition = ISO 639-2 only
>2_code_suggestion =
>3_code_suggestion = ADG
>submit_name = Susan Summer
>submit_email = [log in to unmask]
>submit_status = Catalog Librarian, Columbia University Libraries
>
>---------- End forwarded message ----------
>
>CURRENT SITUATION:
>
>ISO 639 encoding: cau = Caucasian (other)
>
>Linguasphere: 42-AAA-aa = Adyghe
>
>Ethnologue: ADY = Adyghe. There are some 125.000 speakers in Russia, 71.000
>in Turkey, and some speakers in other countries.
>
>
>COMMENTS:
>
>I should think that the item should clearly be included. In the sources that
>I have consulted, both Adyghe and Adygei are frequent forms of the name.
>Both names should probably be included.
>
>Both the proposed identifier (adg) and the Ethologue identifier (ady) are
>available in ISO 639-2. I would recommend that we choose "ady".
>
>
>Best regards,
>Håvard Hjulstad
>(acting chairman of ISO 639 RA-JAC)
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