[talk-au] Mapping Indigenous Place Names

David Dean ddean at ieee.org
Fri Jan 26 12:33:47 UTC 2018


Absolutely. If the more specific language code is known, it should be used.

Do you know where a list of these language codes for Australian Indigenous
languages might be found? It took me long enough to find the aus code on
https://www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/php/code_list.php, and
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ISO_639-2_codes. 'nys' isn't listed
on either of them.

I'm no expert (I'm trying to learn more), but
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Aboriginal_languages seems to
suggest that most of Australia can be considered to belong to the
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pama%E2%80%93Nyungan_languages, but I can't
seem to find any sort of language code for that group.

- David

On Fri, 26 Jan 2018 at 22:28 Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:

> On 26 January 2018 at 12:09, David Dean <ddean at ieee.org> wrote:
> > I've done a little research, and added the following
> > Please use the name:aus (aus is the general ISO639-2 code for Australian
> > Aboriginal Languages) to indicate the indigenous names of places.
> While I strongly support the recording of indigenous names, with a
> language code, surely more specific codes should be used where
> possible? For instance, 'nys' for Noongar (in WA)?
> --
> Andy Mabbett
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