[Talk-nz] Place names

Lynn Rawiri lynnoftawa at livekiwi.com
Wed Nov 10 03:31:49 UTC 2021

> On Nov 10, 2021, at 4:16 PM, Michael Stark <michael60634 at gmail.com> wrote:
> The "name" page mentions that "name" should be the primary name. I would argue that if the national government, regional government, district government, businesses, and other organizations use the official name, it is de facto the primary name, even if a road sign says something else. 

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I think you’re confusing “de facto” and “de jure".  The official name defined by government is the “de jure” name.  The name that’s actually used by most people in practice is the “de facto” name.


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