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HTML language code Reference Manual

ISO language code

HTML lang attribute can be used to page or section of the page language. This search engines and browsers is helpful.

According to the W3C recommendation, you should by <html> tag lang attribute to each page of the main language statement, such as:

<html lang="en" >
...
</html>

In XHTML, using the following way <html> tag of the language statement:

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" lang="en" xml:lang="en" >
...
</html>

ISO 639-1 language code

ISO 639-1 defines the acronyms for the various languages. You can HTML and XHTML in the lang and xml: lang attribute to use them.

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