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Language

Vocabulary: DCMI Metadata Terms
URI http://purl.org/dc/terms/language
Label Language
Definition A language of the resource.
Comment Recommended practice is to use either a non-literal value representing a language from a controlled vocabulary such as ISO 639-2 or ISO 639-3, or a literal value consisting of an IETF Best Current Practice 47 [IETF-BCP47] language tag.
Type of Term Property
Range Includes
  • http://purl.org/dc/terms/LinguisticSystem
Subproperty of
  • Language (http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/language)
Examples
  1. https://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/iso639-2/eng (English language in the Library of Congress vocabulary of ISO 639-2 languages)
  2. https://iso639-3.sil.org/code/eng (English language in the SIL International vocabulary of ISO 639-3 languages)
  3. en-US (BCP 47 tag for American English)
  4. zh-Hant-HK (BCP 47 tag for Hong Kong Chinese in Traditional script)
  5. https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb119308987 (English language in Rameau)