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CLDR Ticket #9762(accepted unknown)

Opened 15 months ago

Last modified 10 months ago

Fix problems in country/language data

Reported by: mark Owned by: rick
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Phase: dsub Review:
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# Problems in country_language_population_raw.txt

The following are very suspicious, that a language is official but spoken by so few people; please research.

official language has population < 1% of country & < 1,000,000:en, 6238BurundiBI10,395,93115,750,000,000officialEnglishen0.06%
official language has population < 1% of country & < 1,000,000:pt, 1Equatorial GuineaGQ722,254119,680,000,000officialPortuguesept1
official language has population < 1% of country & < 1,000,000:fr, 2300RwandaRW12,337,138116,370,000,000officialFrenchfr2,300

The following are somewhat suspicious, that a language is so large, but not official. Please research.

language population > all official languages:Dutch [nl]region:Belgium [BE]pop:11,323,973gdp:4.94E+11lit:0.99lang:English [en]
language population > all official languages:French [fr]region:Burkina Faso [BF]pop:18,931,686gdp:3.09E+10lit:0.287lang:Mossi [mos]
language population > all official languages:French [fr]region:Burkina Faso [BF]pop:18,931,686gdp:3.09E+10lit:0.287lang:Dyula [dyu]
language population > all official languages:Dutch [nl]region:Caribbean Netherlands [BQ]pop:20,000gdp:4.26E+08lit:0.99lang:Papiamento [pap]
language population > all official languages:English [en]region:Cocos (Keeling) Islands [CC]pop:596gdp:3.90E+07lit:0.99lang:Malay (Arabic) [ms_Arab]
language population > all official languages:Portuguese [pt]region:Cape Verde [CV]pop:545,993gdp:3.42E+09lit:0.849lang:Kabuverdianu [kea]
language population > all official languages:Turkish [tr]region:Cyprus [CY]pop:1,189,197gdp:2.81E+10lit:0.987lang:English [en]
language population > all official languages:Arabic [ar]region:Djibouti [DJ]pop:828,324gdp:3.09E+09lit:0.679lang:Afar [aa]
language population > all official languages:Arabic [ar]region:Djibouti [DJ]pop:828,324gdp:3.09E+09lit:0.679lang:Somali [so]
language population > all official languages:Arabic [ar]region:Algeria [DZ]pop:39,542,166gdp:5.79E+11lit:0.726lang:Algerian Arabic [arq]
language population > all official languages:Amharic [am]region:Ethiopia [ET]pop:99,465,819gdp:1.62E+11lit:0.39lang:English [en]
language population > all official languages:Arabic [ar]region:Morocco [MA]pop:33,322,699gdp:2.74E+11lit:0.671lang:Moroccan Arabic [ary]
language population > all official languages:English [en]region:Mauritius [MU]pop:1,339,827gdp:2.46E+10lit:0.888lang:Morisyen [mfe]
language population > all official languages:English [en]region:Namibia [NA]pop:2,212,307gdp:2.53E+10lit:0.888lang:Afrikaans [af]
language population > all official languages:English [en]region:Namibia [NA]pop:2,212,307gdp:2.53E+10lit:0.888lang:Kuanyama [kj]
language population > all official languages:English [en]region:Namibia [NA]pop:2,212,307gdp:2.53E+10lit:0.888lang:Ndonga [ng]
language population > all official languages:English [en]region:Namibia [NA]pop:2,212,307gdp:2.53E+10lit:0.888lang:Nama [naq]
language population > all official languages:English [en]region:Namibia [NA]pop:2,212,307gdp:2.53E+10lit:0.888lang:Herero [hz]
language population > all official languages:French [fr]region:Niger [NE]pop:18,045,729gdp:1.91E+10lit:0.287lang:Hausa (Latin) [ha_Latn]
language population > all official languages:French [fr]region:Seychelles [SC]pop:92,430gdp:2.42E+09lit:0.918lang:Seselwa Creole French [crs]
language population > all official languages:English [en]region:Sierra Leone [SL]pop:5,879,098gdp:9.97E+09lit:0.433lang:Krio [kri]
language population > all official languages:French [fr]region:Wallis & Futuna [WF]pop:15,613gdp:6.00E+07lit:0.5lang:Wallisian [wls]
language population > all official languages:French [fr]region:Mayotte [YT]pop:194,000gdp:9.54E+08lit:0.92lang:Comorian [swb]
language population > all official languages:English [en]region:Zambia [ZM]pop:15,066,266gdp:6.27E+10lit:0.614lang:Bemba [bem]

The following should be added to the language_script_raw data..

# Problems in language_script_raw.txt
In Population>20% but not Basic Data:cs_SK Czech (Slovakia)SK54450271.61E+1112559162.69cs0.996
In Population>20% but not Basic Data:de_SI German (Slovenia)SI19834126.40E+101833033.04de0.997
In Population>20% but not Basic Data:de_SK German (Slovakia)SK54450271.61E+1111197905.94de0.996
In Population>20% but not Basic Data:en_EE English (Estonia)EE12654203.76E+101632710en0.998
In Population>20% but not Basic Data:en_LU English (Luxembourg)LU5702525.57E+101319341.12en1
In Population>20% but not Basic Data:en_LV English (Latvia)LV19867054.91E+101913884.3en0.998
In Population>20% but not Basic Data:fi_EE Finnish (Estonia)EE12654203.76E+101265738.2fi0.998
In Population>20% but not Basic Data:hr_SI Croatian (Slovenia)SI19834126.40E+1011209881.32hr0.997
In Population>20% but not Basic Data:it_MT Italian (Malta)MT4139651.54E+101231820.4it0.924
In Population>20% but not Basic Data:ru_BG Russian (Bulgaria)BG71868931.34E+1111652985.39ru0.984
In Population>20% but not Basic Data:ru_LT Russian (Lithuania)LT28844338.24E+1012307546.4ru0.997

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comment:1 Changed 15 months ago by rick

(Made comments on this before some weeks ago, but somehow the comments disappeared.)

I investigated the first 3 items for low percentage. Those are all relatively new official languages that seem more politically motivated than motivated by actual usage in the country. For now, I don't think these 3 are wildly out of line, but should be revisited later at some point. E.g., Rwanda is a former francophone nation with increasing use of English post 1994; changed the medium of education from French to English in 2008.

comment:2 Changed 11 months ago by rick

  • Owner changed from anybody to rick
  • Status changed from new to accepted

comment:3 Changed 10 months ago by rick

  • Milestone changed from UNSCH to upcoming
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