New ISO 639 identifier: byn = Blin

Håvard Hjulstad havard at
Mon Oct 27 09:54:54 CET 2003

ISO 639 Registration Authorities' Joint Advisory Committee has approved the

Alpha-3 identifier:  byn
(No alpha-2 identifier registered)

English name: Blin; Bilin

French name: blin; bilen

Indigenous name: beline
(In indigenous (Ethiopic) script: U+1265 U+120A U+1295)

It is a Cushitic language used by some 70.000 people in Eritrea.

For ISO 639 RA-JAC,
Håvard Hjulstad
(acting chairman)

Håvard Hjulstad    mailto:havard at
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Convener of ISO/TC37/SC2/WG1 (Language coding)
Acting chairman of ISO 639 RA-JAC
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