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A django model & fixture containing common languages and culture codes

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django-languages-plus provides models and fixtures for working with both common languages and ‘culture codes’ or locale codes, like pt-BR.

Note that this is only a small (but popular) subset of all living languages, and is not even a comprehensive set of the ISO 639 languages. It does however include the endonym/autonym/exonym.

The Language model contains all ISO 639-1 languages and related information from

The model provides the following fields (original column name in parentheses).

  • name_en (Language name (in english))
  • name_native (Native name)
  • iso_639_1 (639-1)
  • iso_639_2T = (639-2T)
  • iso_639_2B = (639-2B)
  • iso_639_3 = (639-3)
  • iso_639_6 = (639-6)
  • name_en = models
  • name_native = mo
  • name_other = mod
  • family = models.
  • countries_spoken


pip install django-languages-plus


  1. Add languages_plus to your INSTALLED_APPS

  2. Sync your fixtures:

    python syncdb
  3. In your code use:

    from languages_plus.models import Language
    lang = Lanuage.objects.get(iso_639_1='en')

Integrating with django-countries-plus

If you also have django-countries-plus( installed then you can run the following command once to associate the two datasets and generate a list of culture codes (pt_BR for example):

from languages_plus.utils import associate_countries_and_languages


Should work on most versions of Django, however if you are using Django 1.7, tests will fail unless you are using Django 1.7.2 or higher due to a bug in earlier versions.

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