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ISO 639-5:2008
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Codes for the representation of names of languages -- Part 5: Alpha-3 code for language families and groups

This standard was last reviewed* in 2011.

*ISO standards are reviewed every five years.

Abstract

ISO 639-5:2008 provides a code consisting of language code elements comprising three-letter language identifiers for the representation of names of living and extinct language families and groups. Languages designed exclusively for machine use, such as computer-programming languages, are not included in this code.

 

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