New UN M.49 code element for South Sudan

Misha.Wolf at Misha.Wolf at
Sat Jul 16 21:29:23 CEST 2011

What will we do re the rump “Sudan” if the ISO 3166 MA gives it the “SD” Alpha-2 code which used to belong to the old Sudan?






From: ietf-languages-bounces at [mailto:ietf-languages-bounces at] On Behalf Of Doug Ewell
Sent: 16 July 2011 19:31
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Subject: New UN M.49 code element for South Sudan


According to the UN M.49 site (, the U.N. Statistics Division has added new code elements for Sudan (729) and South Sudan (728), and has retired the existing code element 736 for Sudan, as it applied to a different area.


This is a step toward South Sudan being assigned new alpha-2 and alpha-3 code elements in ISO 3166-1, which will ultimately result in a new region subtag in the Language Subtag Registry.


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