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--Connel MacKenzie 04:45, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Note that capitalized, it seems well attested as an African river. But I don't see this use. --Connel MacKenzie 05:02, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
Looks good to me. The OED has this "A semi-public administrative body outside the civil service but financed by the exchequer and having members appointed by the government." SemperBlotto 07:13, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Very common in Australia. Sometimes spelt Quango.--Dmol 08:10, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

OK, stricken. Can you please fix the capitalization (which is correct?) --Connel MacKenzie 14:55, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
Hmmm. Why isn't is QUANGO with the ==={{acronym}}=== heading? --Connel MacKenzie 14:57, 14 May 2007 (UTC)
Because it's an acronym that has become a common noun, like radar and laser. — Paul G 15:36, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

I'd suggest quango, with Quango as an alt spelling. Maybe mark QUANGO as a rare alt spelling.--Dmol 13:20, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

A quick search on gives over 900 entries. That is just one newspaper. I think that quango (lower case) can be verified easily enough. Algrif 17:24, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

I also seem to remember it comes from Quasi Autonomous Non Governmental Organisation. All caps would not be really correct for this kind of acronymic derivation, IMHO. Algrif 17:30, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

Etymology needs to be expanded[edit]

This entry should explain when, and by whom, this term first appeared. 00:37, 27 February 2011 (UTC)