ISO 639-1 is the first part of the ISO 639 international-standard language-code family. ISO 639 is the set of international standards that lists short codes for Language names A language code is a Code that assigns letters or numbers as identifiers for Languages These codes are often used to organize library collections to choose the correct It consists of 136 two-letter codes used to identify the world's major languages. These codes are a useful international shorthand for indicating languages. For example:
The ISO 639-1 list became an official standard in 2002, but had existed in draft format for some years before. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States The German language (de ''Deutsch'') is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages. An exonym (from Greek el ἔξω exo = out el ὄνομα onoma = name is a name for a place that is not used within that place by the local is a language spoken by over 130 million people in Japan and in Japanese emigrant communities is a language spoken by over 130 million people in Japan and in Japanese emigrant communities The last code added was ht, representing Haitian Creole on 2003-02-26. Haitian Creole language ( kreyòl ayisyen) often called simply Creole or Kreyòl ( pronounced) is a language spoken in Haiti Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 747 BC - Epoch (origin of Ptolemy 's Nabonassar Era 364 - Valentinian I is proclaimed The use of the standard was encouraged by IETF language tags, introduced in RFC 1766 in March 1995, and continued by RFC 3066 from January 2001 and RFC 4646 from September 2006. IETF language tags are defined by BCP 47, which is currently RFC 4646 and RFC 4647 Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Infoterm (International Information Center for Terminology) is the registration authority for ISO 639-1 codes.
New ISO 639-1 codes are not added if an ISO 639-2 code exists, so systems that use ISO 639-1 and 639-2 codes, with 639-1 codes preferred, do not have to change existing codes. 
If an ISO 639-2 code that covers a group of languages is used, it might be overridden for some specific languages by a new ISO 639-1 code.
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There is no specification on treatment of macrolanguages (see ISO 639-3). Ido (ˈiːdoʊ is a Constructed language created with the goal of becoming a universal second language for speakers of different linguistic backgrounds as a language easier Walloon ( Walon) is a Romance language spoken as a second language by some in Wallonia, Belgium. Limburgish, or Limburgian or Limburgic ( Dutch: Limburgs, German: Limburgisch, French: Limbourgeois Yi (also Moso Lolo Noso etc) is a family of closely related tonal Tibeto-Burman languages spoken by the Yi people. Haitian Creole language ( kreyòl ayisyen) often called simply Creole or Kreyòl ( pronounced) is a language spoken in Haiti ISO 639 -3 (ISO 639-32007 is an international standard for Language codes The standard describes three‐letter codes for identifying languages
|This standards- or measurement-related article is a stub. ISO 639 has five code lists The following is a list of ISO 639-1 Language codes including the ISO 639-2 and ISO 639-3 codes where ISO 639-2 is the second part of the ISO 639 standard, which lists codes for the representation of the names of languages ISO 639 -3 (ISO 639-32007 is an international standard for Language codes The standard describes three‐letter codes for identifying languages Standardization (or standardisation) is the process of developing and agreeing upon technical standards. Measurement is the process of estimating the magnitude of some attribute of an object such as its length or weight relative to some standard ( unit of measurement) such as You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|