Lifeline Language Services
Language codes for suppliers

Help us to find (and use) you!

For historical reasons our database uses unusual 2-character language codes. These are listed below for you to add to your Supplier Questionnaire.

Obviously to find a supplier for a project we need to know which codes apply, so please take care to enter the right codes!

EXAMPLE: You translate Amharic and Tigrinya into English, but only translate from English to Tigrinya. The entries on your Supplier Questionnaire would then be:

Source              ah ty en            (codes for the three languages you translate from)

Target Lang     en ty                  (codes for the two languages you translate to)

Codes are:

ac Acholi
af Africaans
au Akuapim
al Albanian
an Algerian
ah Amharic
zz Any Language
ar Arabic
ai Aramaic
am Armenian
at Ashanti
as Assamese
ay Assyrian
ae Australian English
av Avar
az Azerbaijani
ba Balinese
bl Baluchi
bc Bambara
bq Basque
bn Belorussian
bb Bemba
be Bengali
bd Berber
bt Bete
bh Bhutani
bf Bihari
bo Bosnian
bx Braille
by Bravanese
br Brazilian Portuguese
bu Bulgarian
bm Burmese
cm Cambodian
cn Cantonese
cb Carib
ca Catalan
ct Chechen
cw Chewa
cu Chiluba
ch Chinese (Traditional)
cs Chinese Simplified
cj Chinyanja
ck Cook Island Maori
co Cornish
cr Croatian
cz Czech
dm Damara
da Danish
dr Dari
db Debelle
dk Dinka
di Dioula
dg Dogri
dl Duala
du Dutch
ed Edo
ef Efik
em Embu
en English
us English(US)
eo Eno
er Eritrean
ep Esperanto
es Estonian
ew Ewe
ft Fanti
fo Faroese
fa Farsi
fj Fijian
fp Filipino
fi Finnish
fl Flemish
fw Fon
fr French
fc French Canadian
fs Frisian
fk Fukienese
fn Fulani
fu Fulfudega
ga Ga
gc Galician
gb Ganda
go Georgian
ge German
gh Goran
gk Gorkhali
gr Greek
gu Gujarati
gn Gurani
hc Haitian Creole
ha Hakka
hs Hausa
hy Haya
he Hebrew
hi Hindi
hd Hindko
hg H’mong
hu Hungarian
ib Ibibio
ic Icelandic
il Igala
io Igbo
ia Ilocano
in Indonesian
00 Interpreting equipment
ig Irish Gaelic
it Italian
ja Japanese
kc Kachhi
kh Kachin
kb Kamba
ka Kannada
km Kashmiri
kz Kazakh
kx Khmer
kg Kibembe
ke Kifulero
kf Kikongo
ki Kikuyu
ky Kinyarwanda
kg Kirgiz
kn Kirundi
kw Kiswahili
kt Kituba
kk Konkani
ko Korean
kv Kosovan
kp Kpelle
ku Krio
kr Kriul
kd Kurdish – Kurdmanji
ks Kurdish – Sorani
bi Kurdish Badini
ak l
ld Laadi
lo Lao
lt Latin
ls Latin American Spanish
la Latvian
ln Lingala
xi Lip speaking
li Lithuanian
lu Luganda
ll Lulua
lb Luo
lx Luxembourgeois
mc Macedonian
mg Malagasy
ma Malay
my Malayalam
mv Maldivian
mk Malinke
ml Maltese
mn Mandarin
mb Mande
mi Mandingo
mx Manx
mh Maori
mr Marathi
mw Marwari
ms Masai
mm Mashi
mt Matabele
mf Mauritian Creole
me Mende
ma Mina
mp Mirpuri
mz Mizo
md Moldovan
mo Mongolian
mu Muganda
nm Nama
nd Ndebele
ne Nepali
nr Newari
ns Northern Sotho
no Norwegian
ny Nynorsk
or Oriya
oo Oromo
oj Otjiherero (Otjimbanderu)
px Pahari
pa Pallantyping
pt Pashto
pe Persian
pi Pidgin English
po Polish
pr Portuguese
pk Prakrit
pu punjabi
hp Punjabi (Indian)
pp Punjabi (Pakistani)
pg Putonghua
qu Quechua
qi Quiche
rj Rajasthani
rx Romani
ro Romanian
rm Romansch
rk Rukiga
rn Runankor
rd Rundi
ru Russian
rw Rwanda
sm Samoan
sa Sanskrit
sr Saraiki
sg Scottish Gaelic
sf Senegalese
se Serbian
ss Sesotho
st Setswana
sy Shona
si Sign Language
sc Sign Supported English
sd Sindhi
sn Singhalese
sj Siswali
sk Slovak
sl Slovenian
so Somali
sx Southern Shona
sp Spanish
sh Swahili
sz Swazi
sw Swedish
sb Sylheti
tc Taccow
td Tadzhik
tg Tagalog
tt Taiwanese
tj Tajik
ta Tamil
tb Tatar
tn Tecochin
tl Telugu
tm Temne
xt Tetum
th Thai
ti Tibetan
tr Tigre
ty Tigrinya
tp Tok Pisin
tq Tokelau
to Tonga
xv Tshivenda
ts Tsonga
tw Tswana
tz Tuareg
tx Tulu
tk Tumbuka
tu Turkish
te Turkmen
tv Tuvaluan
tf Twi
ui Uighur
uk Ukrainian
ur Urdu
uh Urhobo
uz Uzbek
ve Venda
vi Vietnamese
vs Visayan
we Welsh
wo Wolof
wu Wu
xh Xhosa
xi Xitsonga
ya Yaunde
ye Yemeni
yi Yiddish
yo Yoruba
zg Zaghawa
za Zande
zu Zulu
zn Zuni