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Python Stop Words


Get list of common stop words in various languages in Python.

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Available languages

  • Arabic
  • Bulgarian
  • Catalan
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian


stop-words is available on PyPI

So easily install it by pip

$ pip install stop-words

Another way is by cloning stop-words's git repo

$ git clone --recursive git://

Then install it by running:

$ python install

Basic usage

from stop_words import get_stop_words

stop_words = get_stop_words('en')
stop_words = get_stop_words('english')

from stop_words import safe_get_stop_words

stop_words = safe_get_stop_words('unsupported language')

Python compatibility

Python Stop Words is compatibe with:

  • Python 2.7
  • Python 3.4
  • Python 3.5
  • Python 3.6
  • Python 3.7