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Jean-François Blanc jfb at
Sun Nov 3 23:37:03 CET 2013

Kiribati is Gilbert, not Christmas (Kiritimati).

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2013/11/3 John Cowan <cowan at>

> Michael Everson scripsit:
> > “Shall not be subject to translation into other languages”? What rubbish.
> They are following in the footsteps of Côte d'Ivoire, which adopted
> this rule in 1986.
> By the same token, Belarus doesn't want to be known as "White Russia"
> or "White Ruthenia", nor Costa Rica as "Rich Coast", nor Ecuador
> as "Equator", nor El Salvador as "The Savior", nor Gabon as Cloak,
> nor Honduras as "Depths", nor Iran as "Aryanland", nor Kiribati as
> "Christmas", nor the Maldives as "Necklace", nor Montenegro as "Black
> Mountain", nor Pakistan as "Land of the Pure", nor Sierra Leone as
> "Lion(ess) Mountains", nor Sri Lanka as "Resplendent Island", nor Togo as
> "Water's Edge", nor Tonga as "South", nor Tuvalu as "Eight Together",
> nor Venezuela as "Little Venice".
> --
> John Cowan   cowan at
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