🌍 Get the user preferred languages and use the library of your choice to translate your app
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🌍 react-native-languages

Get the user preferred languages and use the library of your choice to translate your app !

npm version npm Platform - Android and iOS MIT styled with prettier


Version React Native Support
3.0.0 0.56.0+
2.0.1 0.48.0 - 0.55.0


Using yarn

$ npm install --save react-native-languages
# --- or ---
$ yarn add react-native-languages


Using react-native-cli

$ react-native link react-native-languages

NB: If you use a Cocoapods and have a Podfile, react-native link will only add this library as a dependency, and you'll need to run pod install.

Using CocoaPods (iOS)

# add this line in your Podfile
pod 'RNLanguages', :path => '../node_modules/react-native-languages'
$ pod install

Manual (iOS)

  1. In the XCode's "Project navigator", right click on your project's Libraries folder ➜ Add Files to <...>
  2. Go to node_modulesreact-native-languagesios ➜ select RNLanguages.xcodeproj
  3. Add RNLanguages.a to Build Phases -> Link Binary With Libraries

Manual (Android)

  1. Add the following lines to android/settings.gradle:
include ':react-native-languages'
project(':react-native-languages').projectDir = new File(rootProject.projectDir, '../node_modules/react-native-languages/android')
  1. Add the compile line to the dependencies in android/app/build.gradle:
dependencies {
  // ...
  compile project(':react-native-languages')
  1. Add the import and link the package in MainApplication.java:
import com.reactcommunity.rnlanguages.RNLanguagesPackage; // <-- Add the RNLanguages import

public class MainApplication extends Application implements ReactApplication {

  // ...

  protected List<ReactPackage> getPackages() {
    return Arrays.<ReactPackage>asList(
      new MainReactPackage(),
      // ...
      new RNLanguagesPackage() // <-- Add it to the packages list

  // ...

Basic usage

import RNLanguages from 'react-native-languages';

// Current device language
console.log('language', RNLanguages.language);

// User preferred languages (in order)
console.log('languages', RNLanguages.languages);

// Listening for languages changes (on Android)
RNLanguages.addEventListener('change', ({ language, languages }) => {
  // Do languages related things…

Add project's supported localizations (iOS)

Example with i18n-js

Browse the files in the /example directory.