Bookkeeping: Atuence

This entry has been retired and is featured here only for bookkeeping purposes. Either the entry has been replaced with one or more more accurate entries or it has been retired because it was based on a misunderstanding to begin with.

Retired in ISO 639-3:

  • Change request: 2006-122
  • ISO 639-3: atf
  • Name: Atuence
  • Reason: non-existent
  • Effective: 2007-08-10

Excerpt from change request document:

  1. The name is an old town name not associated with any language spoken there
  2. The classification is highly unlikely for the region given
  3. The population figure is ludicrously way higher than Tibetan, also spoken there -- 590,000 Atuence (no date or source) vs 4,800 known Central Tibetans (2006)
  4. All in all, the "guess is that the Atuence entry is probably based on some spurious information reported to Shafer (1966) and compiled by him in his collections.
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