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Anishinaabemowin (Ojibway) place names in OSM

Posted by scruss on 13 April 2015 in English (English)

I read about the Ogimaa Mikana project in The Globe and Mail last week (“How my neighbourhood looks and sounds in Ojibway”). Given that we have the name:* tagging scheme, OSM already supports indigenous language naming.

ISO 639-[1,2,3] has many ways of tagging in Ojibway. The two letter code is oj. The three letter codes are more complex; the macro language is oji with seven individual languages related to it.

I don't know if I did this even remotely correctly, but — welcome to Gichi Kiiwenging!

Location: 43.653, -79.385

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