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Missing short names in lang=en for United States of America  XML
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Joined: 06/05/2021 21:23:02
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I'm looking at the RDF XML document for It lists many names for the United States, in many languages, which is good. However, the list of names in English could benefit from the following additions:

<gn:alternateName lang="en">US</gn:alternateName>
<gn:alternateName lang="en">USA</gn:alternateName>

Yes, these are also the ISO 2-letter and 3-letter codes for the country, but they are used in non-coded English texts to refer to the United States.

Note that "USA" is listed as the alternate or official name in several languages, notwithstanding that it's also the 3-letter ISO code.
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