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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 (ISO Language Name)
  • name_native (Native Name)
  • iso_639_1 (639-1)
  • iso_639_2T = (639-2/T)
  • iso_639_2B = (639-2/B)
  • iso_639_3 = (639-3)
  • family = (Language Family)
  • countries_spoken


pip install django-languages-plus


  1. Add languages_plus to your INSTALLED_APPS

  2. Migrate your database and load the language data fixture:

    python migrate
    python loaddata languages_data.json.gz
  3. In your code use:

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

Generating Culture Codes (ex: pt_BR)

django-countries-plus( is now an explicit requirement. After installing both packages 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



Django: Tested for 1.11, 2.0. Should also work on most previous versions of Django 1.7+.

Running Tests

Does the code actually work?

source <YOURVIRTUALENV>/bin/activate
(myenv) $ pip install tox
(myenv) $ tox


Tools used in rendering this package:

# Changelog All notable changes to this project will be documented in this file.

The format is based on [Keep a Changelog]( and this project adheres to [Semantic Versioning](

## [Unreleased]

## [1.0.0] # Added - Added support and tests for Django 2.0 (thanks decibyte) - Improved associate_countries_and_languages’s handling of countries with no languages (thanks decibyte)

### Changed - Dropped Language.name_other (unused) - Dropped Language.iso_639_6 (Proposal was withdrawn []) - The fixture is now called languages_data.json.gz - The fixture is no longer loaded by migration and must be manually loaded - Dropped test support for Django <1.11 - Cleaned up project and documentation

### Fixed - Fixed issue with Country().get_all_languages - Fixed issue with CultureCode.objects.filter_by_codes

## [0.1.6] - 2015-02-22 ### Added - Added django-countries-plus as an explicit requirement

## [0.1.5] - 2015-01-11

### Changed - Returned to the use of initial_data.

### Fixed Eliminated warning for renaming get_query_set to get_queryset.

## [0.1.4] - 2015-01-10 ### Fixed - Corrected version number on

## [0.1.3] - 2015-01-10 ### Added - Added Python 3 support. - Added basic tests for models. - Added countries plus as requirement.

### Changed - Changed the way fixtures auto loaded

## [0.1.2] - 2014-11-07 ### Fixed - Fixed gzipped fixture loading.

## [0.1.1] - 2014-11-05 ### Added - Added missing initial data fixture.

## [0.1.0] - 2014-05-21 ### Added - Initial release.

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