Haitian

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Use 'Haitian Creole' as the primary language name

Rob Hess, Wed, 2015-07-22 15:12
Regarding: 
Alternate Names
ISO 639-3: 
hat

In this entry, "Haitian" refers to both a language and nationality. It may be beneficial to change the primary language name for [hat] to "Haitian Creole", which is already listed as an alternate name (and included as a primary name by the ISO 639-3 standard):
http://www-01.sil.org/iso639-3/documentation.asp?id=hat

Most common use today appears to use "Haitian Creole" rather than "Haitian":
http://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/haitiancreole.php 
http://www.transparent.com/learn-haitian-creole/overview.html
http://www.indiana.edu/~creole/creolenatllangofhaiti.html
http://www.britannica.com/topic/Haitian-Creole 

Editorial Action

We will change the language name for [hat] from Haitian to Haitian Creole for the 19th edition of the Ethnologue.