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Appendix 1: language tags

List of language tags for some of the languages used by Victorian Government departments and agencies, using valid BCP-47 language codes.

For written Chinese content it is best to use a language code based on the writing system used, either “zh-Hans” or “zh-Hant”. For Audiovisual material, it is best to use a language tag that identifies the spoken language or dialect used.

Language Tag
Albanian sq
Amharic am
Arabic ar
Arabic, Juba pga
Arabic, Sudanese apd
Armenian hy
Assyrian aii
Bari bfa
Bengali (Bangla) bn
Bosnian bs
Burmese my
Cantonese yue
Chinese, Simplified zh-Hans
Chinese, Traditional zh-Hant
Chin, Hakha cnh
Croatian hr
Czech cs
Dari prs
Dinka din
Dutch nl
Ewe ee
Fanti (Akan) fat
Fijian fj
Filipino fil
French fr
German de
Greek el
Hakka (Kejia) hak
Hazaragi haz
Hindi hi
Hmong Daw mww
Hungarian hu
Igbo ig
Indonesian id
Italian it
Japanese ja
Karen, S'gaw ksw
Khmer (Cambodian) km
Kirundi (Rundi) rn
Korean ko
Kurdish (Arabic script) ku-Arab
Kurdish (Latin script) ku-Latn
Kurdish, Kermashani sdh
Kurdish, Kurmanji kmr
Kurdish, Sorani ckb
Lao (Laotian) lo
Macedonian mk
Malay ms
Maltese mt
Mandarin zh (or cmn)
Nepali ne
Nuer nus
Oromo om
Pashto ps
Persian (Farsi) fa
Polish pl
Portuguese pt
Punjabi pa
Rohingya rhg
Romanian ro
Russian ru
Samoan sm
Serbian sr
Shilluk (Chollo) shk
Sinhala (Sinhalese) si
Slovak sk
Slovene (Slovenian) sl
Somali so
Spanish es
Swahili (Kiswahili) sw
Tagalog tl
Tamil ta
Tetum tet
Thai th
Tigrinya ti
Tongan to
Turkish tr
Turkmen tk
Twi (Akan) twi
Ukrainian uk
Urdu ur
Vietnamese vi

Reviewed 19 August 2019

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