Language Codes – 2-Letter Language Codes | ISO 639-1 & ISO 639-2

language codes ISO 639-1 ISO 639-2

Each language has a two-letter code. For example, English is en, Spanish is es, French is fr, Dutch is nl, and so on.

The list in the table below contains the most common ISO language codes, conforming to the ISO 639-1 (alpha-2 code) and ISO 639-2 (alpha-3 code) standards, complete with two-letter country codes and the English and French names of each language.

Language codes
Language (English name) Code 2 Code 3 Language (French name)
Afar aa aar afar
Abkhazian ab abk abkhaze
Avestan ae ave avestique
Afrikaans af afr afrikaans
Akan ak aka akan
Amharic am amh amharique
Aragonese an arg aragonais
Arabic ar ara arabe
Assamese as asm assamais
Avaric av ava avar
Aymara ay aym aymara
Azerbaijani az aze azéri
Bashkir ba bak bachkir
Belarusian be bel biélorusse
Bulgarian bg bul bulgare
Bihari languages bh bih langues biharis
Bislama bi bis bichlamar
Bambara bm bam bambara
Bengali bn ben bengali
Tibetan bo tib tibétain
Breton br bre breton
Bosnian bs bos bosniaque
Catalan; Valencian ca cat catalan; valencien
Chechen ce che tchétchène
Chamorro ch cha chamorro
Corsican co cos corse
Cree cr cre cree
Czech cs cze tchèque
Church Slavic; Slavonic;
Old Bulgarian
cu chu slavon d’église; slavon liturgique;
vieux bulgare
Chuvash cv chv tchouvache
Welsh cy wel gallois
Danish da dan danois
German de ger allemand
Divehi; Dhivehi; Maldivian dv div maldivien
Dzongkha dz dzo dzongkha
Ewe ee ewe éwé
Greek, Modern (1453-) el gre grec moderne (après 1453)
English en eng anglais
Esperanto eo epo espéranto
Spanish; Castilian es spa espagnol; castillan
Estonian et est estonien
Basque eu baq basque
Persian fa per persan
Fulah ff ful peul
Finnish fi fin finnois
Fijian fj fij fidjien
Faroese fo fao féroïen
French fr fre français
Western Frisian fy fry frison occidental
Irish ga gle irlandais
Gaelic; Scottish Gaelic gd gla gaélique; gaélique écossais
Galician gl glg galicien
Guarani gn grn guarani
Gujarati gu guj goudjrati
Manx gv glv manx; mannois
Hausa ha hau haoussa
Hebrew he heb hébreu
Hindi hi hin hindi
Hiri Motu ho hmo hiri motu
Croatian hr hrv croate
Haitian; Haitian Creole ht hat haïtien; créole haïtien
Hungarian hu hun hongrois
Armenian hy arm arménien
Herero hz her herero
Interlingua ia ina interlingua
Indonesian id ind indonésien
Interlingue; Occidental ie ile interlingue
Igbo ig ibo igbo
Sichuan Yi; Nuosu ii iii yi de Sichuan
Inupiaq ik ipk inupiaq
Ido io ido ido
Icelandic is ice islandais
Italian it ita italien
Inuktitut iu iku inuktitut
Japanese ja jpn japonais
Javanese jv jav javanais
Georgian ka geo géorgien
Kongo kg kon kongo
Kikuyu; Gikuyu ki kik kikuyu
Kuanyama; Kwanyama kj kua kuanyama; kwanyama
Kazakh kk kaz kazakh
Kalaallisut; Greenlandic kl kal groenlandais
Central Khmer km khm khmer central
Kannada kn kan kannada
Korean ko kor coréen
Kanuri kr kau kanouri
Kashmiri ks kas kashmiri
Kurdish ku kur kurde
Komi kv kom kom
Cornish kw cor cornique
Kirghiz; Kyrgyz ky kir kirghiz
Latin la lat latin
Luxembourgish; Letzeburgesch lb ltz luxembourgeois
Ganda lg lug ganda
Limburgan; Limburger; Limburgish li lim limbourgeois
Lingala ln lin lingala
Lao lo lao lao
Lithuanian lt lit lituanien
Luba-Katanga lu lub luba-katanga
Latvian lv lav letton
Malagasy mg mlg malgache
Marshallese mh mah marshall
Maori mi mao maori
Macedonian mk mac macédonien
Malayalam ml mal malayalam
Mongolian mn mon mongol
Marathi mr mar marathe
Malay ms may malais
Maltese mt mlt maltais
Burmese my bur birman
Nauru na nau nauruan
Norwegian Bokmål nb nob norvégien bokmål
Ndebele, North; North Ndebele nd nde ndébélé du Nord
Nepali ne nep népalais
Ndonga ng ndo ndonga
Dutch; Flemish nl dut néerlandais; flamand
Norwegian Nynorsk nn nno norvégien nynorsk; nynorsk, norvégien
Norwegian no nor norvégien
Ndebele, South; South Ndebele nr nbl ndébélé du Sud
Navajo; Navaho nv nav navaho
Chichewa; Chewa; Nyanja ny nya chichewa; chewa; nyanja
Occitan (post 1500) oc oci occitan (après 1500)
Ojibwa oj oji ojibwa
Oromo om orm galla
Oriya or ori oriya
Ossetian; Ossetic os oss ossète
Panjabi; Punjabi pa pan pendjabi
Pali pi pli pali
Polish pl pol polonais
Pushto; Pashto ps pus pachto
Portuguese pt por portugais
Quechua qu que quechua
Romansh rm roh romanche
Rundi rn run rundi
Romanian; Moldavian; Moldovan ro rum roumain; moldave
Russian ru rus russe
Kinyarwanda rw kin rwanda
Sanskrit sa san sanskrit
Sardinian sc srd sarde
Sindhi sd snd sindhi
Northern Sami se sme sami du Nord
Sango sg sag sango
Sinhala; Sinhalese si sin singhalais
Slovak sk slo slovaque
Slovenian sl slv slovène
Samoan sm smo samoan
Shona sn sna shona
Somali so som somali
Albanian sq alb albanais
Serbian sr srp serbe
Swati ss ssw swati
Sotho, Southern st sot sotho du Sud
Sundanese su sun soundanais
Swedish sv swe suédois
Swahili sw swa swahili
Tamil ta tam tamoul
Telugu te tel télougou
Tajik tg tgk tadjik
Thai th tha thaï
Tigrinya ti tir tigrigna
Turkmen tk tuk turkmène
Tagalog tl tgl tagalog
Tswana tn tsn tswana
Tonga (Tonga Islands) to ton tongan (Îles Tonga)
Turkish tr tur turc
Tsonga ts tso tsonga
Tatar tt tat tatar
Twi tw twi twi
Tahitian ty tah tahitien
Uighur; Uyghur ug uig ouïgour
Ukrainian uk ukr ukrainien
Urdu ur urd ourdou
Uzbek uz uzb ouszbek
Venda ve ven venda
Vietnamese vi vie vietnamien
Volapük vo vol volapük
Walloon wa wln wallon
Wolof wo wol wolof
Xhosa xh xho xhosa
Yiddish yi yid yiddish
Yoruba yo yor yoruba
Zhuang; Chuang za zha zhuang; chuang
Chinese zh chi chinois
Zulu zu zul zoulou

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