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Table I-1: Subcommittee Template: Comparison of Spoken Language Catego

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Table I-1. Subcommittee Template: Comparison of Spoken Language Categories and Coding (continued)

Census Language Namea Census Codea ISO 639-3
Individual
languageb
ISO 639-2
Individual
languageb
ISO 639-1
Individual
languageb
ISO Language
Nameb
Other Names and
Additional Information
Reported in the Census
2000c
Kaiser
Permanente
Health Pland
Contra
Costa
Health
Pland
HRET
Hospital
Surveyf
NACHC
Survey of
CHCsg
Language
Line Useh
NY
Presbyterian
Hospitale
SFGHeUWeSutter
Healthe
White Mountain979apw  Apache,
Western
(differs from other Apache
codes)
White Mountain is dialect of Western
Apache
          
Wichita937    Nearly extinctx         
Windish644    Slovenian language group          
Winnebago909win  Ho-Chunk x         
Wintun875wit  WintuNearly extinctx         
Wiyot826wiy  WiyotExtinctx         
Woleai-Ulithi763woe  Woleaian x         
Wolof794wolwolwoWolof  xxx xx xx
Wu715wuu (sub of Chinese with own code)  Wu Chinese x x      x
Wyandot (see Huron)932wya  WyandotExtinctx         
Xhosa792xhoxhoxhXhosa  xx      x
Yakama882               
Yakut693sahsah Yakut x         
Yapese764yapyap Yapese xx        
Yaqui955yaq  Yaqui x         
Yavapai (different code than Havasupai)900yuf  Havasupai-
Walapai-
Yavapai
 x         
Yenisei683kjh  KhakasAbakan Tartar, Yennisej
Tartar, Xakas
          
Yiddish609yid (macro with 2 subs)yidyiYiddish xxxx xx  x
Yoruba796yoryoryoYoruba  xx  x   x
Yuchi903yuc  YuchiNearly extinctx         
Yugoslav649               
Yuki922yuk  YukiExtinctx         
Yuma894yum  QuechanKechan          
Yupik805esu (Central)
ess (Central
Siberain) ynk
(Naukan) ems (Pacific Gulf) ysr (Sirenic)
ypk
(collective)
 Yupik x    x    
Yurok827yur  YurokYurok; nearly extinctx         
Zapoteca971zap (macro
with 47 subs
zap Zapotec   xx      
Zia924zia  Zia           
Zulu792zulzulzuZulu  xx      x
Zuni964zunzun Zuni x         
 736    Bravanese (name for
Swahili use in part of Somalia
     x    
 uncodeddaw  DavawenyoDavaweno    x     
 uncodedhac  GoraniSouthern Kurdish
language
     x    
                 
 uncoded    Manegra      x   
                 
 uncoded writtenBrai (4 letter
script code ISO 15924)
  Braille          x
 coded as English    Nonspeaking; speech loss          
 uncoded    Declined, Refused         x
 coded as Englishase  American Sign
Language
Deaf; Hearing Impaired; Non Hearing xxxxxx xx
      American Sign
Language tactive
      x   
 uncoded130 possible
choices
  Multiple Sign
Language
options
Other Sign Language x     x x
 uncodedund   Undetermined; Unable to
Determine; Unknown
       x x

a U.S. Census Bureau. 2007. Census 2000 Summary File 2—Technical documentation. Appendix G code lists. Washington, DC: U.S. Census Bureau. Additional languages were added to this column based on the responses in columns on health plan, hospital, and community health center use. An asterisk indicates a language added to the Census 2000 list.
b SIL International. 2009. ISO 639 Code Tables. http://sil.org/iso639-3/codes.asp?order=639_3&letter=a (accessed August 25, 2009).
c Modern Language Association. 2009. All languages reported to the US Census in 2000. http://www.mla.org/map_data_langlist&mode=lang_tops (accessed May 26, 2009).
d Refer to Appendixes G and H on Kaiser Permanente and Contra Costa for information on their approaches to data collection and categorization.
e Personal communications from Emilio Carrillo, New York Presbyterian Hospital, May 11, 2009; Alice Chen, San Francisco General Hospital, July 7, 2009; Maria Moreno and Traci Van, Sutter Health, July 22, 2009; Shiva Bidar-Sielaff, University of Wisconsin Health, May 11, 2009.
f Hasnain-Wynia, R., J. Yonek, D. Pierce, R. Kang, and C. H. Greising. 2006. Hospital language services for patients with limited English proficiency: Results from a national survey . Chicago, IL: Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET)/AHA.
g National Association of Community Health Centers. 2008. Serving patients with limited English proficiency: Results of a community health center survey . Bethesda, MD: National Association of Community Health Centers and National Health Law Program.
h Language Line Service. 2009. List of languages by Language Line Services. http://www.languageline.com/page/languages/ (accessed June 12, 2009)


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