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Documentation for ISO 639 identifier: zho

Identifier: zho
Name: Chinese
Status: Active
Code sets:  639-2/T and 639-3
Equivalents:  639-1: zh
639-2/B: chi
Scope: Macrolanguage
Type: Living
Denotation:  See corresponding entry in Ethnologue.

The individual languages within this macrolanguage are:

Code change history

Change request number: 2008-089
Date change became effective:  2009-01-16
Type of change: Update
Changed attribute: Membership
New value: add Literary Chinese [lzh] (proposed new code element) to macrolanguage membership