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Need to remove some zlm dialects; represented elsewhere

Karl A., Mon, 2016-05-23 22:22
Regarding: 
Dialects
ISO 639-3: 
zlm

It turns out the current list of dialects, while fundamentally sound, includes some 'dialects' that are listed as separate languages/ISO codes elsewhere: • Orang Hulu is a synonym for Jakun [jak] (Collins 1999; Tachimoto 2001) • Orang Kuala is a synonym for Duano [dup] (Sandbukt 1983; Anderbeck 2012) • Lubu [lcf] is listed separately References: Anderbeck, Karl. 2012. The Malayic-speaking Orang Laut: dialects and directions for research. Wacana 14(2: Documentation of Nusantara Cultures). 265–312. Collins, James T. 1999. Dialek Melayu Orang Asli. (Ed.) Hussain Safian. Ensiklopedia sejarah dan kebudayaan Melayu. Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. Sandbukt, Øyvind. 1983. The sea nomads of Southeast Asia: new perspectives on ancient traditions. Annual Newsletter of the Scandinavian Institute of Asian Studies 17. 3–13. Tachimoto, Narifumi Maeda. 2001. The Orang Hulu: a report on Malaysian Orang Asli in the 1960s. (Ed.) Adela Baer. Subang Jaya, Selangor: Center for Orang Asli Concerns.

Editorial Action

We will remove these dialect names from Malay [zlm] in Malaysia and add them as alternate names for the languages they actually relate to.  These changes will appear in the next edition of the Ethnologue.