[Tagging] Tagging of Country Names

Aun Johnsen lists at gimnechiske.org
Sat Nov 5 22:41:22 UTC 2016


> On Nov 5, 2016, at 20:09, tagging-request at openstreetmap.org wrote:
> 
> The defacto-languages-tag would likely need some threshold to make sense,
> or any 2 strangers living temporary in an area would add another language
> to it and we'd end up with most of all existing languages spoken "de facto"
> anywhere on the planet. Adding just the majority languages doesn't seem
> right (respect for minorities) either, but we will have to decide what
> "significant" means in your sentence.
> 
> Cheers,
> Martin
As most definitions, I think the different local communities should define when a group is ‘significant’ enough to be entered into “de facto” languages. In my personal opinion, it should be the languages of population majorities, languages to minority groups that belong to the area (native populations). I think it will be wrong to enforce a fixed rule (languages spoken by more than 30% of local population), because in many areas native groups that traditionally have belonged to the area might have been pushed below 5% of general population, but still recognised as a regional minority.

Aun Johnsen


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