HTML Language

The HTML lang attribute is be used to specify the language of a Web page or the content present inside an element of a Web page. It helps search engines and different browser to get information about the content present in the page.

W3C recommends the declaration of the primary language for each webpage with the lang attribute inside the <html> tag.

HTML Language Code Reference

The following lists contains two-letter ISO 639 language codes that can be used with the lang(HTML) or xml:lang(XML) attributes to indicate the language used in the webpage in HTML or XHTML document. Language codes are case-insensitive, so one need not to worry about the cases used.

HTML Language Code

Language Family Language ISO Code
Northwest Caucasian Abkhazian ab
Afro-Asiatic Afar aa
Indo-European Afrikaans af
Indo-European Albanian sq
Afro-Asiatic Amharic am
Afro-Asiatic Arabic ar
Indo-European Aragonese an
Indo-European Armenian hy
Indo-European Assamese as
Aymaran Aymara ay
Turkic Azerbaijani az
Turkic Bashkir ba
Language isolate Basque eu
Indo-European Bengali (Bangla) bn
Sino-Tibetan Bhutani dz
Indo-European Bihari bh
Creole Bislama bi
Indo-European Breton br
Indo-European Bulgarian bg
Sino-Tibetan Burmese my
Indo-European Byelorussian (Belarusian) be
Austro-Asiatic Cambodian km
Indo-European Catalan ca
Sino-Tibetan Chinese zh
Indo-European Corsican co
Indo-European Croatian hr
Indo-European Czech cs
Indo-European Danish da
Indo-European Dutch nl
Indo-European English (American) en
Constructed Esperanto eo
Uralic Estonian et
Indo-European Faeroese fo
Indo-European Farsi fa
Austronesian Fiji fj
Uralic Finnish fi
Indo-European French fr
Indo-European Frisian fy
Indo-European Gaelic (Scottish) gd
Indo-European Gaelic (Manx) gv
Indo-European Galician gl
South Caucasian Georgian ka
Indo-European German de
Indo-European Greek el
Eskimo-Aleut Kalaallisut (Greenlandic) kl
Tupian Guarani gn
Indo-European Gujarati gu
Creole Haitian Creole ht
Afro-Asiatic Hausa ha
Afro-Asiatic Hebrew he, iw
Indo-European Hindi hi
Uralic Hungarian hu
Indo-European Icelandic is
Constructed Ido io
Austronesian Indonesian id, in
Constructed Interlingua ia
Constructed Interlingue ie
Eskimo-Aleut Inuktitut iu
Eskimo-Aleut Inupiak ik
Indo-European Irish ga
Indo-European Italian it
Japonic Japanese ja
Austronesian Javanese jv
Dravidian Kannada kn
Indo-European Kashmiri ks
Turkic Kazakh kk
Niger-Congo Kinyarwanda (Ruanda) rw
Turkic Kirghiz ky
Niger-Congo Kirundi (Rundi) rn
Language isolate Korean ko
Indo-European Kurdish ku
Tai-Kadai Laothian lo
Indo-European Latin la
Indo-European Latvian (Lettish) lv
Indo-European Limburgish ( Limburger) li
Niger-Congo Lingala ln
Indo-European Lithuanian lt
Indo-European Macedonian mk
Austronesian Malagasy mg
Austronesian Malay ms
Austronesian Malayalam ml
Afro-Asiatic Maltese mt
Austronesian Maori mi
Indo-European Marathi mr
Indo-European Moldavian mo
Mongolic Mongolian mn
Austronesian Nauru na
Indo-European Nepali ne
Indo-European Norwegian no
Indo-European Occitan oc
Indo-European Oriya or
Afro-Asiatic Oromo (Afan, Galla) om
Indo-European Pashto (Pushto) ps
Indo-European Polish pl
Indo-European Portuguese pt
Indo-European Punjabi pa
Quechuan Quechua qu
Indo-European Rhaeto-Romance rm
Indo-European Romanian ro
Indo-European Russian ru
Austronesian Samoan sm
Creole Sango sg
Indo-European Sanskrit sa
Indo-European Serbian sr
Indo-European Serbo-Croatian sh
Niger-Congo Sesotho st
Niger-Congo Setswana tn
Niger-Congo Shona sn
Sino-Tibetan Sichuan Yi ii
Indo-European Sindhi sd
Indo-European Sinhalese si
Niger-Congo Siswati ss
Indo-European Slovak sk
Indo-European Slovenian sl
Afro-Asiatic Somali so
Indo-European Spanish es
Austronesian Sundanese su
Niger-Congo Swahili (Kiswahili) sw
Indo-European Swedish sv
Austronesian Tagalog tl
Indo-European Tajik tg
Dravidian Tamil ta
Turkic Tatar tt
Dravidian Telugu te
Tai-Kadai Thai th
Sino-Tibetan Tibetan bo
Afro-Asiatic Tigrinya ti
Austronesian Tonga to
Niger-Congo Tsonga ts
Turkic Turkish tr
Turkic Turkmen tk
Niger-Congo Twi tw
Turkic Uighur ug
Indo-European Ukrainian uk
Indo-European Urdu ur
Turkic Uzbek uz
Austro-Asiatic Vietnamese vi
Constructed Volapük vo
Indo-European Wallon wa
Indo-European Welsh cy
Niger-Congo Wolof wo
Niger-Congo Xhosa xh
Indo-European Yiddish yi, ji
Niger-Congo Yoruba yo
Niger-Congo Zulu zu

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