<tbx:geographicalUsage> Geographical Usage Flag (TBX)

An indicator of the geographical area in which the term is used. Use values found for “region” in the IANA language subtag registry. (Do not use deprecated values.)


The <tbx:geographicalUsage> element may be omitted when it makes no useful distinction (as where terms do not vary between countries or regions).

Base Attributes

Models and Context
May be contained in
Text, numbers, or special characters
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  %TBX.geographicalUsage; 
                        (#PCDATA)                                    >
Tagged Sample

First example is British English; second example is American English

<tbx:termEntry id="ISO10241-1.a27.234">
  <tbx:langSet xml:lang="en">
    <tbx:definition>deck structure supported by vertical and possibly inclined piles extending into
      the sea, frequently in a direction normal to the coastline</tbx:definition>
      <tbx:term id="a27.234-1">jetty</tbx:term>
      <tbx:partOfSpeech value="noun"/>
      <tbx:geographicalUsage>en GB</tbx:geographicalUsage>
      <tbx:term id="a27.234-2">pier</tbx:term>
      <tbx:partOfSpeech value="noun"/>
      <tbx:geographicalUsage>en US</tbx:geographicalUsage>