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The article was originally called "Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province". On January 9, 2008 User:Anoshirawan moved "Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province" (Russian name) to "Kohistan-Badakhshan Autonomous Province" (Persian name -- misspelled!) without any explanation or justification on the relevant talk page. I propose moving this page back to its original name "Gorno-Badakhsan Autonomous Province", because this is definitely the accepted name in English: see, e.g., numerous references in Encyclopedia Britannica, Student's Britannica, Encarta, or Merriam-Webster dictionary (additional references can be provided on request). Note that the Encarta reference comes up in response to Google search for "Kohistan-Badakhshan", but then the link actually leads to a page entitled "Gorno-Badakhshan". Also note that many of the sister versions of Wikipedia use the variant "Gorno", and only en:Wikipedia uses "Kohistan".
I would also like to stress that the sentence "During the Soviet period the GBAP was known as the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (Горно-Бадахшанская автономная область) or GBAO" that has been edited into the main page "Kohistan-Badakhshan Autonomous Republic" is inaccurate. This province is known in Tajikistan as "Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO)" to this very day. See the official statistical yearbooks: "Tadzhikistan: 15 let gosudarstvennoi nezavisimosti" (Dushanbe, 2006) and "Sel'skoe khozyaistvo Respubliki Tadzhikistan" (Dushanbe, 2007), both published in bilingual editions. --Zlerman (talk) 05:20, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
What is the source for the flag presented here? I couldn't find such a flag elsewhere. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 07:08, 17 July 2013 (UTC)
It was added by a user whose only contributions were to add the flag here, to upload the flag on Commons, and to make less than a dozen edits in the Russian Wikipedia. If you have done research and could not find the flag, it is best to remove it here and nominate for deletion on Commons.--Ymblanter (talk) 07:32, 17 July 2013 (UTC)