Just a few specific comments on the tables included in the document

Egyptian, Greek, Mongolian.  Should these appears as  Egyptian
languages, Greek languages, Mongolian languages?

Hierarchy issues:
Batak languages:  These are not part of the Philippine group.  The
hierarchy should be map: poz: pqw: btk.
Manobo languages--This group is part of the Philippine group.  The
hierarchy should be map: poz: pqw: phi: mno.
Nahuatl languages--This group is part of Uto-Aztecan.  The hierarchy
should be nai: azc: nah.
Papuan languages--These are not part of  Austronesian.  The hierarchy
should be ngf: paa.
Yupik languages--These are part of the Eskimo family.  The hierarchy
should be esx: ypk

A question about the definition of Bantu languages.  If this
corresponds to the grouping known as "narrow Bantu" then the hierarchy
for Bamileke language is wrong.  Or is the intention to equate Bantu
with Bantoid?

Milicent Wewerka, Library of Congress

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