Adding variant subtags 'aluku' and 'nduyka' and 'pamaka' for dialects

Kent Karlsson kent.karlsson14 at
Sun Aug 23 20:21:51 CEST 2009

Den 2009-08-22 23.49, skrev "Pascal Vaillant":

> a little bit outfashioned these last decades because they actually are more
> ethnies
> names than language names. "Bushi nenge tongo", literally "the language
> [tongue]
> of the bush negroes" (short: "Nenge"), is the way those people would refer to
> what they would agree they are all having in common.

One possible worry here is that this designation **may** be considered
derogative. Not that I know that it is. I'm just worried that it might be.

Ethnologue lists:
Alternate names 
    Aukaans, ³Djoeka² , ³Djuka² , Ndjuká, Ndyuka, Njuká, Okanisi
Even though ISO 639-3 lists only Aukan.

Ethnologue also comments: "Spelling of Ndyuka without the initial nasal is
considered derogatory." (this is also indicated by the quote marks for
these entries in the alternate names list quoted above).

    /kent k

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