Duplicate Busters: Survey #1 [awb] and [vwa]

ISO639-3 at sil.org ISO639-3 at sil.org
Thu Jul 31 17:59:28 CEST 2008

[awb] Awa      and      [vwa] Awa

The 2008-010 change request handling, creating [vwa],  was the cause of 
this duplication. 

ISO 639-3/RA Recommendation: update the reference name for each to add the 
primary country in which the language is used (as recommended by Doug 

This clarification does not have to wait for the annual review process, as 
it should have been handled when the second Awa language was added to the 
code set.

Joan Spanne
ISO 639-3/RA
SIL International
7500 W Camp Wisdom Rd
Dallas, TX 75236
ISO639-3 at sil.org

"Doug Ewell" <doug at ewellic.org> 
Sent by: ietf-languages-bounces at alvestrand.no
2008-07-30 11:59 PM

"LTRU Working Group" <ltru at ietf.org>, <ietf-languages at iana.org>

Duplicate Busters: Survey #1

This is the first of two surveys that are being distributed to both the 
LTRU and ietf-languages groups, to determine how to resolve two 
different types of duplicate Description information in the IANA 
Language Subtag Registry.  The results will affect the contents of the 
future (RFC 4646bis) Registry, and some of the results may affect the 
current (RFC 4646) Registry as well.



Type: language
Subtag: awb
Description: Awa
--> REPLACE WITH: Description: Awa (Papua New Guinea)
Added: 2029-09-09

Type: language
Subtag: vwa
Description: Awa
--> REPLACE WITH: Description: Awa (China)
Added: 2029-09-09

Region for 'awb' is as listed in Ethnologue.  Region for 'vwa' is as 
indicated on ISO 639-3 Change Request Form 2007-010.

Doug Ewell  *  Thornton, Colorado, USA  *  RFC 4645  *  UTN #14
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