Template:Which lang

[what language is this?]

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Why is this tag here?Edit

Non-English words should be tagged with {{lang}} (for languages shown in their native writing system) or {{transl}} (for transliterations into the Latin alphabet). This is useful for a variety of reasons.

In this case, an editor (probably a participant in the moss spell check project) attempted to tag this word or phrase, but could not identify the language.

How can I fix it?Edit

  • If you aren't sure of the language being used, you can:
  • If you are certain of the language being used:
    • Find the 2- or 3-letter ISO 639 language code. You can go to the Wikipedia article on the language in question, or see the advice and links to lists at Template:Lang.
    • For languages that are being presented in their native writing system (for example, any language that uses the Latin alphabet, like French; or Japanese written in kanji and kana) apply the {{lang}} tag like this:
{{lang|fr|Je suis française.}}
(The language code for French is "fr".)
(The language code for Japanese is "ja".)
The language code for Russian is "ru" and russkij is a transliteration of русский.
  • These tags automatically applies italics, so you can usually remove any existing markup that's trying to do that.
  • Remove the {{which lang}} tag.

Thanks for your help!


Place the tag, with any optional parameters, immediately after the word or phrase in question. This template should not be {subt:}'d. For example:

...known as haats,{{which lang|reason=Indian sub-continent dialect?|date=March 2019}} are fairly common throughout the region

looks like this:

...known as haats,[what language is this?] are fairly common throughout the region


All parameters are optional, and date will be added by a bot if missing.

reason=toolip text


Adding this template will put articles under Category:Articles with unidentified words.