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Note: ISO 639-2 is the alpha-3 code. Where two codes are provided (21 languages total), the bibliographic code is given first and the terminology code is given second. ISO 639-1 is the alpha-2 code. Multiple codes for the same language are to be considered synonyms.

  • Deprecated codes are listed inside brackets [] with a hyphen preceding the code.
  • Categories of change key: Add = Newly added; Dep = Deprecated; CC = Code change; NC = Name change; NA = Variant name(s) added.
ISO 639-2 code ISO 639-1 code Deprecated ISO 639-2 Deprecated ISO 639-1 Change Date Category Notes
(none) (none) -sh2000-02-18DepThis code was deprecated in 2000 because there were separate language codes for each individual language represented (Serbian, Croatian, and then Bosnian was added). It was published in a revision of ISO 639-1, but never was included in ISO 639-2. It is considered a macrolanguage (general name for a cluster of closely related individual languages) in ISO 639-3. Its deprecated status was reaffirmed by the ISO 639 JAC in 2005.

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