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NON-OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

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Definition:
A language that, though relatively widely used, lacks officially sanctioned status in a particular legally constituted political entity. Example: French in Lebanon; English in Israel.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Terms for the Standardization of Geographical Names, United Nations Group of Experts on Geographic Names, United Nations, New York, 2002 + statcan.gc.ca/concepts.

Hyperlink:
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/concepts/definitions/languageclass-langueclass04-eng.htm

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Monday, February 17, 2003

Last updated on Thursday, June 13, 2013