Khotanese and Sakan

Stephane Bortzmeyer bortzmeyer at
Mon Sep 22 11:31:29 CEST 2008

On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 02:16:37AM -0700,
 - <klncity at> wrote 
 a message of 4 lines which said:

> In the descripton of Sakan [xsk] in, it said that
> the Sakan language is also named Khotanese; but Khotanese has
> already a code [kho]. Do the two codes [kho] and [xsk] duplicate
> each other?

In the current IETF/IANA language tag registry
<>, kho (Khotanese) exists but
there is no code xsk.

In the future version (the successor of today's RFC 4646, which will
be the first one to incorporate ISO 639-3), there will be a xsk for
Sakan. See

Now, are there the same language or not? Currently, ISO 639-3
registration authority says no... And we follow them.

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