Registration form and record for LY

Doug Ewell doug at
Fri Nov 11 17:33:34 CET 2011

As predicted, ISO 3166/MA has changed the English short name for code
element LY from "Libyan Arab Jamahiriya" to "Libya".  (Similar changes
were made to the English long name and French names, which do not affect
the Language Subtag Registry.)  Below are the proposed record and
registration form to make this change in the Registry.

This particular change was discussed on this list six weeks ago, with no
objections to speak of, so the two-week review period ending November 25
might be expected to go smoothly.


File-Date: 2011-11-25
Type: region
Subtag: LY
Description: Libya
Added: 2005-10-16



1. Name of requester: Doug Ewell
2. E-mail address of requester: doug at
3. Record Requested:

   Type: region
   Subtag: LY
   Description: Libya

4. Intended meaning of the subtag:

5. Reference to published description
   of the language (book or article):

6. Any other relevant information:

   This registration tracks a change made to ISO 3166-1 effective
   2011-11-08, changing the English short name from "Libyan Arab
   Jamahiriya" to "Libya".

   For more information, refer to ISO 3166-1 Newsletter VI-11,
   "Name change for Libya", at .

Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | RFC 5645, 4645, UTN #14 | | @DougEwell

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