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ready ISO 639-2: Codes for the Representation of Names of Languages

Abbreviation: ISO639-2

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ISO 639-2 is part of the ISO 639 language code family, which provides also a two-character code set (ISO 639-1) for the representation of names of languages. ISO 639-2 contains codes for all languages contained in ISO 639-1 and several hundred additional languages. The ISO 639-2 (Bibliographic) codes were devised for use in bibliographic metadata, e.g., for libraries, information services, and publishers, and ISO 639-2 (Terminology) targets terminology, lexicography, and linguistic applications. The lists are the same except for 20 languages that have different Bibliographic and Terminology codes. The list contains over 500 discrete codes.


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How to cite this record ISO639-2; ISO 639-2: Codes for the Representation of Names of Languages; DOI:; Last edited: Jan. 8, 2019, 1:40 p.m.; Last accessed: Nov 21 2019 10:45 a.m.

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