Bookkeeping: Tomyang

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: Merge into Yamphu [ybi]

  • Change request: 2006-109
  • ISO 639-3: tmx
  • Name: Tomyang
  • Reason: merge
  • Effective: 2007-07-18

Excerpt from change request document:

There is 82% lexical similarity between Tomyang and Yamphu. The original Ethnologue entry for Tomyang was created before this data became available. A news article in a local newspaper stated that a new language, Tomyang, had been discovered by Nepali linguists. Further information revealed that the only Tomyang data collected was a Swadish 100 words list. And out of those, 21% are Nepali loan words. Also the wordlist was collected outside the area in which it is spoken and was, therefore, not compared to Yamphu, which is the main language in that area. It is proposed to list Tomyang as a dialect of Yamphu until more information could confirm it is a separate language.

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