The appropriate resolution would be to remove car from 639-5 data tables: we took a decision in Nov 2006 to change the name details for car from "Carib" to "Galibi Carib". (See


From: ISO 639 Joint Advisory Committee [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Håvard Hjulstad
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 6:02 AM
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Subject: An error in ISO 639-5 - "car"

Dear ISO 639 RAs-JAC members,

I have detected an error in the code table of ISO 639-5:

Current entry is:
car = "Carib languages" - "caribes, langues"

The "corresponding" item in ISO 639-2 was changed on 2006-11-22 to:
car = "Galibi Carib" - "karib; galibi; carib" [Is the English supposed to be "Galibi; Carib" - two names?]

How do we resolve this?

Best regards,

Håvard Hjulstad
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