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ISO 639 Code Tables

This page offers a combined view of the language code tables of ISO 639 parts 1, 2, and 3. Select just the elements of the Part 1, 2, or 3 code, or show the set of code elements sorted by name. Viewing by name will enable you to browse for any name associated with a specific identifier, including an inverted form of a name (e.g., the code element id=[aaq] "Eastern Abnaki" will also be found under "Abnaki, Eastern"). The elements may also be ordered by scope of denotation or type of language. The "more" link provides further documentation on what the code element denotes. In the case of a macrolanguage, this includes a listing of its individual member languages.

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See also: Library of Congress ISO 639-2 Registration Authority (which is the primary authority for Parts 1 and 2 of the standard) and ISO 639-5 Registration Authority. These sites are the definitive sources in the case of a discrepancy with this site.

See also Retired Code Elements Index

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639-5
639-3
639-1 Language Name Scope Type
bad Banda languages Collective more ...
bai Bamileke languages Collective more ...
bak bak ba Bashkir Individual Living more ...
bal bal Baluchi Macrolanguage Living more ...
bam bam bm Bambara Individual Living more ...
ban ban Balinese Individual Living more ...
eus / baq*  eus eu Basque Individual Living more ...
bas bas Basa (Cameroon) Individual Living more ...
bat Baltic languages Collective more ...
bej bej Beja Individual Living more ...
bel bel be Belarusian Individual Living more ...
bem bem Bemba (Zambia) Individual Living more ...
ben ben bn Bengali Individual Living more ...
ber Berber languages Collective more ...
bho bho Bhojpuri Individual Living more ...
bih bh Bihari languages Collective more ...
bik bik Bikol Macrolanguage Living more ...
bin bin Bini Individual Living more ...
bis bis bi Bislama Individual Living more ...
bla bla Siksika Individual Living more ...
bnt Bantu languages Collective more ...
bod / tib*  bod bo Tibetan Individual Living more ...
bos bos bs Bosnian Individual Living more ...
bra bra Braj Individual Living more ...
bre bre br Breton Individual Living more ...
btk Batak languages Collective more ...
bua bua Buriat Macrolanguage Living more ...
bug bug Buginese Individual Living more ...
bul bul bg Bulgarian Individual Living more ...
mya / bur*  mya my Burmese Individual Living more ...
byn byn Bilin Individual Living more ...
When two codes are provided for the same language, they are to be considered synonyms. The first is from the code set for terminology applications (ISO 639-2/T) and the second is from the code set for bibliographic applications (ISO 639-2/B).