Indian and other Asian languages listed in ISO 639: feedback sought
nostler at CHIBCHA.DEMON.CO.UK
Thu Feb 3 10:39:12 UTC 2000
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You appear to be missing, at least the following.
(The codes here are SIL codes)
These are just the first four counties I looked at. There must be
thousands more. Are you only interested in the South Asian languages?
I particularly noted that Sylheti was missing. However, Chibcha is in,
whether as a family or a language I cannot tell.
In fact, there are so many missing, I assume you are not aiming to be
exhaustive, but just to cover the most populous/useful languages. If so,
just look at the top-slice of each list, since they are listed in order of
speaker numbers (First language) worldwide. (Again, SIL figures.) But
what IS your criterion? Just whether people, in practice, have needed to
trefer to these languages? If so, I suppose you should be catholic in
inclusion, since this could change in the future.
I have the figures pre-processed and could send them, if that would help.
MALEKU JAIKA GUT
KUNA, SAN BLAS CUK
EMBERA, NORTHERN EMP
WOUN MEU NOA
SAN MIGUEL CREOLE FRENCH SME
INGA, JUNGLE INJ
HUITOTO, MINICA HTO
TUNEBO, CENTRAL TUF
KUNA, BORDER KUA
NUKAK MAKU MBR
TUNEBO, BARRO NEGRO TBN
TUNEBO, ANGOSTURAS TND
TUNEBO, WESTERN TNB
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