[OSM-talk] Persian/Arabian Gulf Tagging

Ebrahim Nejati enejati at mail.um.ac.ir
Fri Jul 9 08:33:02 UTC 2021

Hello Saeed,

I have no idea what point are you trying to make by calling Iranians
terrorists and showing Google searches. But even that, is wrong.

Saeed Hubaishan سعيد حبيشان <hubaishan at outlook.sa> writes:

> Google Searches:
> -"الخليج العربي" (Arabian Gulf) in Arabic
> resluts 11,500,000 share percent 96.2%
> -"الخليج الفارسي" (Persian Gulf) in Arabic
> results 449,000 share percent 3.8%
> So what is the common name?!
> In English:
> - "Persian Gulf"
> results 12,800,000 share percent 68.9%
> - "Arabian Gulf"
> results 5,770,000 share percent  31.1%
> If you combine the "Arabian Gulf" term in both English and Arabic
> 11,500,000 + 5,770,000=17,270,000 share percent 56.6%
> If you combine the "Persian Gulf" term in both English and Arabic
> 449,000 + 12,800,000 = 13,249,000 share percent 43.4%

1. You didn't include Persian. In Persian, "Persian Gulf" (خلیج فارس)
has 30M results. "Arabic Gulf" (خلیج عرب) has 1M results.

2. Number of search results in Google are based on the location of your
IP. Assuming you're in Saudi Arabia, results can be biased. As we can
see even though in Saudi Arabia "Persian Gulf" in English is more used
than "Arabian Gulf". -- I reached Google from Netherlands through a VPN
before. Without VPN, Persian Gulf has 60M results in Google for me.

I'd also like to add that "you" changed key:name of Persian Gulf in the
first place 3 months ago without any prior discussion in that sensitive
region which resulted into edit wars.  

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