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[libreoffice-l10n] Question about translating language names

I was translating various language names used in LO and had a question about the English strings, specifically the name of Congo. As a Chinese I know nothing about languages spoken in Africa, so I'm writing to the list, hope someone more knowlegable can answer.

For the languages presented in LO, the parentheses are usually [1] used for notation of the country/region the language is spoken in. And in
Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Kinshasa, is noted as such.

However there is also
where the country notation is only "Congo". Does this mean it's spoken in Republic of the Congo (a.k.a. Congo-Brazzaville)? If yes, it's probably better to be explicitly spelled out, as "Congo" is ambigous.

There are also four other strings with "(Congo)" notations:
which also need clarification.

Thanks in advance,

1. One exception I am familiar with, is Chinese (simplified) and Chinese (traditional). They probably should be "Chinese, simplified" and "Chinese, traditional" if applied the same notation styles as the other language strings. I fully understand how they've become the way they are now and don't in any means propose changes.
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