HTML Language Codes

HTML Language Codes specifies the language of a Web page with the lang attribute.

ISO Language Codes

We use HTML Lang attribute to notify the webpage or just a part of webpage's language. It helps to search engines and the browsers.

W3C suggests us to declare the primary language for every web page with lang attribute inside <html> tag.

You can see below how to do it:

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

It is a little different in XHTML. You can see below how it must be in XHTML:

<html xmlns="http://www.w3docs.com/2014/xhtml" lang="en" xml:lang="en">
...
</html>

ISO 639-1 Language Codes

ISO 639-1 defines languages' abbreviations.

You can find below the country language codes:

Language ISO Code
Abkhazian ab
Afar aa
Afrikaans af
Albanian sq
Amharic am
Arabic ar
Aragonese an
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
Belarussian (Byelorussian) be
Cambodian km
Catalan ca
Cherokee -
Chewa -
Chinese zh
Chinese (Simplified) zh-Hans
Chinese (Traditional) zh-Hant
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
Haitian Creole ht
Hausa ha
Hawaiian -
Hebrew he, iw
Hindi hi
Hungarian hu
Ibibio -
Icelandic is
Ido io
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 (Rwanda) 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
Mongolian mn
Nauru na
Nepali ne
Norwegian no
Occitan oc
Oriya or
Oromo (Afaan Oromo) 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
Sichuan Yi ii
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
Volap√ľk vo
Wallon wa
Welsh cy
Wolof wo
Xhosa xh
Yi -
Yiddish yi , ji
Yoruba yo
Zulu zu