Language Codes (ECE)

A list of Language codes used in Early Learning Information System are available on this page.

Current ECE Language Codes and Pre-2013 ECE Language Codes are available as download files:

Current (2013) ECE Language Codes Updated: Apr 2013
Pre-2013 ECE Language Codes Updated: Apr 2013

Current (2013) ECE Language Codes

Code Description Code Description
01100 West Germanic not further defined 13211 Tibetan
01110 Afrikaans 14100 Mon-Khmer not further defined
01111 Dutch 14110 Khmer
01112 English 14200 Viet-Muong not further defined
01113 German 14210 Vietnamese
01114 Friesian 15100 Tai-Kadai not further defined
01115 Yiddish 15110 Lao
01116 Scots 15111 Thai
01200 North Germanic not further defined 15112 Shan
01210 Danish 16100 Central Pacific not further defined
01211 Norwegian 16110 Māori
01212 Swedish 16111 Samoan
01213 Icelandic 16112 Tongan
02100 Romance not further defined 16113 Cook Islands Māori
02110 French 16114 Niuean
02111 Catalan 16115 Tokelauan
02112 Portuguese 16116 Tuvaluan
02113 Spanish 16117 Tahitian
02114 Italian 16118 Pukapukan
02115 Romanian 16119 Fijian
03110 Greek 16120 Rotuman
04100 Baltic not further defined 16210 Solomon Islands1 (Non-Central-Pacific)
04110 Latvian 16300 Micronesian not further defined
04111 Lithuanian 16310 Kiribati
04200 Slavic not further defined 16311 Nauruan
04210 Belorussian 16410 Vanuatu Languages
04211 Russian 17100 Western Malayo-Polynesian2
04212 Ukrainian 17110 Bisayan
04213 Bulgarian 17111 Cebuano
04214 Macedonian 17112 Ilokano
04215 Serbo-Croatian 17113 Bahasa Indonesia
04216 Slovene 17114 Malaysian
04217 Czech 17115 Tagalog
04218 Polish 17116 Javanese
04219 Slovak 18100 Cushitic not further defined
05110 Albanian 18110 Somali
06110 Armenian 18200 Semitic not further defined
07100 Indo-Aryan not further defined 18210 Assyrian
07110 Hindi 18211 Arabic
07111 Urdu 18212 Maltese
07112 Fiji Hindi 18213 Amharic
07113 Bengali 18214 Tigrinya
07114 Oriya 18215 Hebrew
07115 Nepalese 18300 Chadic not further defined
07116 Panjabi 18310 Hausa
07117 Sindhi 19100 Bantu not further defined
07118 Kashmiri 19110 Swahili
07119 Sinhala 19111 Yoruba
07120 Gujarati 19112 Zulu
07121 Konkani 19200 Other Niger-Congo not further defined
07122 Marathi 19210 Fulani
07123 Romani 20100 Pidgins and Creoles not further defined
08100 Celtic not further defined 20110 Creole
08110 Welsh 20111 French Creole
08111 Scottish Gaelic 20112 Pidgin English
08112 Irish 20113 Neo Melanesian
08113 Breton 20114 Mauritian Creole
09100 Iranian not further defined 20115 Tok Pisin
09110 Persian 20116 Hindi Bat
09111 Kurdish 20117 Solomon Islands Pidgin
09112 Pashto 20118 Bislama
10100 Turko-Altaic not further defined 21110 Japanese
10110 Turkish 21210 Korean
10111 Azeri 21310 Basque
11100 Uralic not further defined 22110 Papuan
11110 Estonian 22210 Nilo-Saharan
11111 Finnish 22310 Miao-Yao
11112 Hungarian 22400 Caucasian not further defined
12100 Dravidian not further defined 22410 Georgian
12110 Kannada 22510 Australian
12111 Malayalam 22610 Amerind
12112 Tamil 22910 Other Miscellaneous Languages
12113 Telugu 23100 Artificial Languages not further defined
13100 Sinitic not further defined 23110 Esperanto
13110 Cantonese (Yue) 24100 Sign Language not further defined
13111 Hakka 24110 New Zealand Sign Language
13112 Min 24111 Signed English
13113 Mandarin (Northern Chinese) 24112 American Sign Language
13114 Wu 24113 Australian Sign Language
13115 Tieu-Chow 24114 British Sign Language
13200 Tibeto-Lolo-Burman not further defined 99999 Not Stated
13210 Burmese   
Notes:
  1. Solomon Islands Languages (Non-Central Pacific).
  2. Western Malayo-Polynesian (not further defined).

Pre-2013 ECE Language Codes

Alpha-3 Code Language Alpha-3 Code Language
AFG Afghani LAO Lao
AFR Afrikaans LIT Lithuanian
ALB Albanian MAY Malay
AMH Amharic MAL Malayalam
ARA Arabic MLT Maltese
ARC Aramaic MDR Mandarin
ARM Armenian MAO Māori
ASS Assyrian NIU Niue
BAH Bahasa Malay AFO Other African
BEN Bengali CHI Other Chinese
BUL Bulgarian EUR Other European
BUR Burmese MEL Other Middle Eastern
CAN Cantonese PIL Other Pacific Island
CAT Catalan SEA Other South-East-Asian
CIM Cook Island Māori POL Polish
CRO Croatian POR Portugese
CZE Czech PAN Punjabi
DUT Dutch RAR Rarotongan
ENG English RUM Romanian
ESP Esperanto RUS Russian
EGY Egyptian SAO Samoan
PER Farsi (Persian) SER Serbian
FIJ Fijian SNH Sinhalese
FRE French SLO Slovak
GAE Gaelic SLV Slovenian
DEU German SOM Somali
GIL Gilbertese SPN Spanish
GRE Greek SWA Swahili
GUJ Gujerati SWE Swedish
HAK Hakka TAG Tagalog/Filipino
HEB Hebrew TAH Tahitian
HIN Hindi TAM Tamil
HMO Hmong TET Tetum (Timor)
HOK Hokkien THA Thai
HUN Hungarian TOK Tokelauan
IND Indonesian TON Tongan
IRA Iranian TUR Turkish
ITA Italian UKV Ukranian
JPN Japanese URD Urdu
JAV Javanese VIE Vietnamese
CAM Khmer WEL Welsh
KOR Korean YID Yiddish
KUR Kurdish 

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