Template:ISO 639

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* {{ISO 639|(2-letter code)|(3-letter code)}}

Enter the ISO 639-1 (2 letter) code if exists for the language, else use || to skip it, and the ISO 639-3 (3 letter) code.

Should then be followed by {{ethnologue}} and/or {{Linguist List}} as appropriate. Some entries will have a number of calls to ethnologue for variants. (See Nahuatl for an example.)

This template will also accept "link=" either "ethnologue" or "Linguist List", with parameters code= and lang= for those templates, but using them separately is simpler and clearer. (there is also 1code= and 3code=, which must be used with link= to display the SIL link)


  • {{ISO 639|alpha2code|alpha3code}}
  • {{ISO 639||alpha3code}}
  • {{ISO 639|alpha2code}}


  • {{ISO 639|zh|zho}}

ISO 639-1 code zh, ISO 639-3 code zho (SIL)

  • {{ISO 639|ja}}

ISO 639-1 code ja

  • {{ISO 639||crk}}

ISO 639-3 code crk (SIL)