Error on Language Codes page.

From: Christopher Fynn (
Date: Sat Jan 31 2009 - 10:14:01 CST

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    There is an error in the table of language codes page at
    "Language Codes: ISO 639, Microsoft and Macintosh"

    In the table the "Bhutani" language is incorrectly associated with the
    ISO 639 code "dz"

    dz is the language code for "Dzongkha" - the national language of Bhutan
       *not* for the unrelated Bhutani language. This mix-up is a fairly
    common error found in various unofficial lists of ISO 639 codes on the

    "Bhutani" is the name of a tribe or ethnic group originally from
    Southern Balochistan, Pakistan and their language. This is completely
    unrelated to Bhutan or to the Dzongkha language. (The ISO 639-3 code for
    the Bhutani or Southern Balochi language is bcc.)

    Please see: <>
    for the *official* list of ISO 639-2 codes maintained by the Library of
    Congress. There you will see that "dz" is the code for Dzongkha.

    - Chris

    Thimphu, Bhutan

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