HTML Language Codes

A language code is used to indicate the language of the content.

Description

The following table lists the two-letter ISO 639 language codes (sorted alphabetically by language) that can be used with the lang and xml:lang attributes to indicate the language contained inside the element in HTML and XHTML document. Language codes are case-insensitive.

Language Family Language ISO Code
Northwest Caucasian Abkhazian ab
Afro-Asiatic Afar aa
Indo-European Afrikaans af
ndo-European Albanian sq
Afro-Asiatic Amharic am
Afro-Asiatic Arabic ar
Indo-European Aragonese an
Indo-European Armenian hy
Indo-European Assamese as
Aymaran Aymara ay
Turkic Azerbaijani az
Turkic Bashkir ba
Language isolate Basque eu
Indo-European Bengali (Bangla) bn
Sino-Tibetan Bhutani dz
Indo-European Bihari bh
Creole Bislama bi
Indo-European Breton br
Indo-European Bulgarian bg
Sino-Tibetan Burmese my
Indo-European Byelorussian (Belarusian) be
Austro-Asiatic Cambodian km
Indo-European Catalan ca
Sino-Tibetan Chinese zh
Indo-European Corsican co
Indo-European Croatian hr
Indo-European Czech cs
Indo-European Danish da
Indo-European Dutch nl
Indo-European English (American) en
Constructed Esperanto eo
Uralic Estonian et
Indo-European Faeroese fo
Indo-European Farsi fa
Austronesian Fiji fj
Uralic Finnish fi
Indo-European French fr
Indo-European Frisian fy
Indo-European Gaelic (Scottish) gd
Indo-European Gaelic (Manx) gv
Indo-European Galician gl
South Caucasian Georgian ka
Indo-European German de
Indo-European Greek el
Eskimo-Aleut Kalaallisut (Greenlandic) kl
Tupian Guarani gn
Indo-European Gujarati gu
Creole Haitian Creole ht
Afro-Asiatic Hausa ha
Afro-Asiatic Hebrew he, iw
Indo-European Hindi hi
Uralic Hungarian hu
Indo-European Icelandic is
Constructed Ido io
Austronesian Indonesian id, in
Constructed Interlingua ia
Constructed Interlingue ie
Eskimo-Aleut Inuktitut iu
Eskimo-Aleut Inupiak ik
Indo-European Irish ga
Indo-European Italian it
Japonic Japanese ja
Austronesian Javanese jv
Dravidian Kannada kn
Indo-European Kashmiri ks
Turkic Kazakh kk
Niger-Congo Kinyarwanda (Ruanda) rw
Turkic Kirghiz ky
Niger-Congo Kirundi (Rundi) rn
Language isolate Korean ko
Indo-European Kurdish ku
Tai-Kadai Laothian lo
Indo-European Latin la
Indo-European Latvian (Lettish) lv
Indo-European Limburgish ( Limburger) li
Niger-Congo Lingala ln
Indo-European Lithuanian lt
Indo-European Macedonian mk
Austronesian Malagasy mg
Austronesian Malay ms
Austronesian Malayalam ml
Afro-Asiatic Maltese mt
Austronesian Maori mi
Indo-European Marathi mr
Indo-European Moldavian mo
Mongolic Mongolian mn
Austronesian Nauru na
Indo-European Nepali ne
Indo-European Norwegian no
Indo-European Occitan oc
Indo-European Oriya or
Afro-Asiatic Oromo (Afan, Galla) om
Indo-European Pashto (Pushto) ps
Indo-European Polish pl
Indo-European Portuguese pt
Indo-European Punjabi pa
Quechuan Quechua qu
Indo-European Rhaeto-Romance rm
Indo-European Romanian ro
Indo-European Russian ru
Austronesian Samoan sm
Creole Sango sg
Indo-European Sanskrit sa
Indo-European Serbian sr
Indo-European Serbo-Croatian sh
Niger-Congo Sesotho st
Niger-Congo Setswana tn
Niger-Congo Shona sn
Sino-Tibetan Sichuan Yi ii
Indo-European Sindhi sd
Indo-European Sinhalese si
Niger-Congo Siswati ss
Indo-European Slovak sk
Indo-European Slovenian sl
Afro-Asiatic Somali so
Indo-European Spanish es
Austronesian Sundanese su
Niger-Congo Swahili (Kiswahili) sw
Indo-European Swedish sv
Austronesian Tagalog tl
Indo-European Tajik tg
Dravidian Tamil ta
Turkic Tatar tt
Dravidian Telugu te
Tai-Kadai Thai th
Sino-Tibetan Tibetan bo
Afro-Asiatic Tigrinya ti
Austronesian Tonga to
Niger-Congo Tsonga ts
Turkic Turkish tr
Turkic Turkmen tk
Niger-Congo Twi tw
Turkic Uighur ug
Indo-European Ukrainian uk
Indo-European Urdu ur
Turkic Uzbek uz
Austro-Asiatic Vietnamese vi
Constructed Volapük vo
Indo-European Wallon wa
Indo-European Welsh cy
Niger-Congo Wolof wo
Niger-Congo Xhosa xh
Indo-European Yiddish yi, ji
Niger-Congo Yoruba yo
Niger-Congo Zulu zu
 
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