Languages and Codes
UNDER CONSTRUCTION - This is going to take a while. It has been about 50 years since I studied ethnic and language grouping and coding in college. Feel free to add comments.
Human language identification
ISO 639 provides three language code sets: one is a two-letter code (ISO 639-1) and two others are three-letter codes (ISO 639-2 and ISO 639-3) for the representation of names of languages. - Relationships and registration authorities for ISO 639:
* International Information Centre for Terminology, ISO 639-1/RA
* Library of Congress, ISO 639-2/RA; ISO 639.2 code list
* Library of Congress, ISO 639-5/RA
* SIL International (formerly known as the Summer Institute of Linguistics), ISO 639-3
- Internet language identification
Some Organization Official Languages
World and Regional Organizations
- Scouting: World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM)
- World Scout Bureau
Kandersteg International Scout Centre is the WOSM Scout center in Switzerland. The the 2019 center’s board includes representatives from Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the United States.
Did you know at the 2017 world jamboree, over 100 Scouts earned Interpreter strips in up to twelve languages at the International Scouting Exhibit at Summit Point. Languages available included “Arabic, Cantonese, Danish, French, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish and Thai.”
- Political: United Nations - official languages and working, faq. The U.N. Dag Hammarskjöld Library “Ask DAQ” FAQ service is available in English, French and Spanish. (2019)
There are six official languages of the UN. These are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
English and French are the working languages of the Secretariat.
- Political: European Union
North America, Some Central America and Caribbean
- Canada - government and Scouts Canada
- Puerto Rico - government and BSA
- United States of America - government and BSA
BSA common interpreter strips (Awards Central, downloaded 2019-11-20); BSA Scouting magazine article list(December 2018):
||Awards Central 2019
||"signing" replaced by "American Sign Language"
||French (No. 391)
||German (No. 392)
||Dutch (No. 393)
||Spanish (No. 395)
||Italian (No. 400)
||Portuguese (No. 401)
||Russian (No. 402)
||Cantonese (No. 404)
||Greek (No. 405)
||Japanese (No. 406)
||Simplified Mandarin (No. 407)
||Simplified Mandarin (Chinese)
||Traditional Mandarin (No. 408)
||Traditional Mandarin (Chinese)
||Vietnamese (No. 409)
||American Sign Language (No. 18025)
||American Sign Language
|עִבְרִית ( *Ivrit* - Hebrew pronunciation) ?
||Hebrew (No. 18039)
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||Morse code (No. 615120)
- United States Virgin Islands - government and BSA
- Mexico - government and Scouting civil association: