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iso-639-3

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ISO 639-3 codes in an accessible format, all of them.

Also includes pre-built indexes to map from 639-3 codes to other codes:

Install

npm:

npm install iso-639-3

Use

var iso6393 = require('iso-639-3')

console.log(iso6393.slice(1820, 1830))

Yields:

[
  {name: 'En', type: 'living', scope: 'individual', iso6393: 'enc'},
  {name: 'Ende', type: 'living', scope: 'individual', iso6393: 'end'},
  {name: 'Forest Enets', type: 'living', scope: 'individual', iso6393: 'enf'},
  {
    name: 'English',
    type: 'living',
    scope: 'individual',
    iso6393: 'eng',
    iso6392B: 'eng',
    iso6392T: 'eng',
    iso6391: 'en'
  },
  {name: 'Tundra Enets', type: 'living', scope: 'individual', iso6393: 'enh'},
  {name: 'Enlhet', type: 'living', scope: 'individual', iso6393: 'enl'},
  {
    name: 'Middle English (1100-1500)',
    type: 'historical',
    scope: 'individual',
    iso6393: 'enm',
    iso6392B: 'enm',
    iso6392T: 'enm'
  },
  {name: 'Engenni', type: 'living', scope: 'individual', iso6393: 'enn'},
  {name: 'Enggano', type: 'living', scope: 'individual', iso6393: 'eno'},
  {name: 'Enga', type: 'living', scope: 'individual', iso6393: 'enq'}
]

API

iso6393

Array.<Language> — List of Languages.

Language

Object with the following properties:

  • name (string) — Language name
  • type (string) — Language type (Type)
  • scope (string) — Language scope (Scope)
  • iso6393 (string) — ISO 639-3 code
  • iso6392B (string?) — Bibliographic ISO 639-2 code
  • iso6392T (string?) — Terminologic ISO 639-2 code
  • iso6391 (string?) — ISO 639-1 code

Type

string, one of the following:

  • 'living' — still spoken languages (example: nhi for Zacatlán-Ahuacatlán-Tepetzintla Nahuatl)
  • 'historical' — distinct from any modern languages that are descended from it (example: ofs for Old Frisian)
  • 'extinct' — language that went extinct in recent time (example: rbp for Barababaraba)
  • 'ancient' — language that went extinct in ancient times (example: got for Gothic)
  • 'constructed' — artificial languages, but not programming languages (example: epo for Esperanto)
  • 'special' — non-language codes (example: und for Undetermined)

Scope

string, one of the following:

  • 'individual' — normal, single language (example: eng for English)
  • 'macrolanguage' — one-to-many grouping of languages, because older ISO 639s included them (example: ara for Arabic)
  • 'special' — non-language codes (example: und for Undetermined).

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License

MIT © Titus Wormer

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