[talk-au] Mapping Indigenous Place Names
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Fri Jan 26 20:53:38 UTC 2018
While Australia has some 300 native languages, Papua New Guinea has some
Yes I support entering the native language .. possibly both name:aus and
a more specific language code where known (a duplication)?
There are probably places where language groups over lap and there may
be more than one name. Humm which one to use as name:aus could be a
Should the English language ones be recorded as name:eng=Ayers Rock ?
I think they may be entered as alt_name, possibly they also should be
recorded as name:eng too (a duplication).
The wiki needs to be changed to reflect this.. after some discussion.
On 27-Jan-18 02:23 AM, Michael wrote:
> You need :-
> Don’t forget to select ‘N’ as it only shows the ones starting with the
> letter selected.
> *From:*David Dean [mailto:ddean at ieee.org]
> *Sent:* Friday, 26 January 2018 10:34 PM
> *To:* Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk>
> *Cc:* OSM Australian Talk List <talk-au at openstreetmap.org>
> *Subject:* Re: [talk-au] Mapping Indigenous Place Names
> Absolutely. If the more specific language code is known, it should be
> 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
> <mailto:andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk>> wrote:
> On 26 January 2018 at 12:09, David Dean <ddean at ieee.org
> <mailto: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
> > 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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