ISO 639:1988
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Code for the representation of names of languages

This standard has been revised by: ISO 639-1:2002


Gives a two-letter lower-case code. The symbols were devised primarily for use in terminology, lexicography and linguistic, but they may be used for any application. It also includes guidance on the use of language symbols in some of these applications. The annex includes a classified list of languages and their symbols arranged by families.


  • Document published on: 1988-03
    Edition: 1 (Bilingual) ICS: 01.140.20
    Status: Withdrawn Stage: 95.99 (2002-07-18)
    TC/SC: ISO/TC 37 Number of Pages:
  • Revised by: ISO 639-1:2002

  • No corrigenda or amendments available

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