Language Support

The Speech API's recognition engine can be configured to understand one of a wide variety of languages. These languages are specified within a recognition request's languageCode parameter. Each language code parameter consists of a BCP-47 identifier. These tags are typically of the form language-region, where language refers to the primary language and region refers to the region (usually a country identifier) of the particular dialect. For example, English may either be represented by American English (en-US), or British English (en-GB).

The complete list of supported language tags are shown below. As new languages are added to the Speech API, this list will be updated.

Language languageCode Language (English name)
Afrikaans (Suid-Afrika) af-ZA Afrikaans (South Africa)
Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesia) id-ID Indonesian (Indonesia)
Bahasa Melayu (Malaysia) ms-MY Malay (Malaysia)
Català (Espanya) ca-ES Catalan (Spain)
Čeština (Česká republika) cs-CZ Czech (Czech Republic)
Dansk (Danmark) da-DK Danish (Denmark)
Deutsch (Deutschland) de-DE German (Germany)
English (Australia) en-AU English (Australia)
English (Canada) en-CA English (Canada)
English (Great Britain) en-GB English (United Kingdom)
English (India) en-IN English (India)
English (Ireland) en-IE English (Ireland)
English (New Zealand) en-NZ English (New Zealand)
English (Philippines) en-PH English (Philippines)
English (South Africa) en-ZA English (South Africa)
English (United States) en-US English (United States)
Español (Argentina) es-AR Spanish (Argentina)
Español (Bolivia) es-BO Spanish (Bolivia)
Español (Chile) es-CL Spanish (Chile)
Español (Colombia) es-CO Spanish (Colombia)
Español (Costa Rica) es-CR Spanish (Costa Rica)
Español (Ecuador) es-EC Spanish (Ecuador)
Español (El Salvador) es-SV Spanish (El Salvador)
Español (España) es-ES Spanish (Spain)
Español (Estados Unidos) es-US Spanish (United States)
Español (Guatemala) es-GT Spanish (Guatemala)
Español (Honduras) es-HN Spanish (Honduras)
Español (México) es-MX Spanish (Mexico)
Español (Nicaragua) es-NI Spanish (Nicaragua)
Español (Panamá) es-PA Spanish (Panama)
Español (Paraguay) es-PY Spanish (Paraguay)
Español (Perú) es-PE Spanish (Peru)
Español (Puerto Rico) es-PR Spanish (Puerto Rico)
Español (República Dominicana) es-DO Spanish (Dominican Republic)
Español (Uruguay) es-UY Spanish (Uruguay)
Español (Venezuela) es-VE Spanish (Venezuela)
Euskara (Espainia) eu-ES Basque (Spain)
Filipino (Pilipinas) fil-PH Filipino (Philippines)
Français (France) fr-FR French (France)
Galego (España) gl-ES Galician (Spain)
Hrvatski (Hrvatska) hr-HR Croatian (Croatia)
IsiZulu (Ningizimu Afrika) zu-ZA Zulu (South Africa)
Íslenska (Ísland) is-IS Icelandic (Iceland)
Italiano (Italia) it-IT Italian (Italy)
Lietuvių (Lietuva) lt-LT Lithuanian (Lithuania)
Magyar (Magyarország) hu-HU Hungarian (Hungary)
Nederlands (Nederland) nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands)
Norsk bokmål (Norge) nb-NO Norwegian Bokmål (Norway)
Polski (Polska) pl-PL Polish (Poland)
Português (Brasil) pt-BR Portuguese (Brazil)
Português (Portugal) pt-PT Portuguese (Portugal)
Română (România) ro-RO Romanian (Romania)
Slovenčina (Slovensko) sk-SK Slovak (Slovakia)
Slovenščina (Slovenija) sl-SI Slovenian (Slovenia)
Suomi (Suomi) fi-FI Finnish (Finland)
Svenska (Sverige) sv-SE Swedish (Sweden)
Tiếng Việt (Việt Nam) vi-VN Vietnamese (Vietnam)
Türkçe (Türkiye) tr-TR Turkish (Turkey)
Ελληνικά (Ελλάδα) el-GR Greek (Greece)
Български (България) bg-BG Bulgarian (Bulgaria)
Русский (Россия) ru-RU Russian (Russia)
Српски (Србија) sr-RS Serbian (Serbia)
Українська (Україна) uk-UA Ukrainian (Ukraine)
עברית (ישראל) he-IL Hebrew (Israel)
العربية (إسرائيل) ar-IL Arabic (Israel)
العربية (الأردن) ar-JO Arabic (Jordan)
العربية (الإمارات) ar-AE Arabic (United Arab Emirates)
العربية (البحرين) ar-BH Arabic (Bahrain)
العربية (الجزائر) ar-DZ Arabic (Algeria)
العربية (السعودية) ar-SA Arabic (Saudi Arabia)
العربية (العراق) ar-IQ Arabic (Iraq)
العربية (الكويت) ar-KW Arabic (Kuwait)
العربية (المغرب) ar-MA Arabic (Morocco)
العربية (تونس) ar-TN Arabic (Tunisia)
العربية (عُمان) ar-OM Arabic (Oman)
العربية (فلسطين) ar-PS Arabic (State of Palestine)
العربية (قطر) ar-QA Arabic (Qatar)
العربية (لبنان) ar-LB Arabic (Lebanon)
العربية (مصر) ar-EG Arabic (Egypt)
فارسی (ایران) fa-IR Persian (Iran)
हिन्दी (भारत) hi-IN Hindi (India)
ไทย (ประเทศไทย) th-TH Thai (Thailand)
한국어 (대한민국) ko-KR Korean (South Korea)
國語 (台灣) cmn-Hant-TW Chinese, Mandarin (Traditional, Taiwan)
廣東話 (香港) yue-Hant-HK Chinese, Cantonese (Traditional, Hong Kong)
日本語(日本) ja-JP Japanese (Japan)
普通話 (香港) cmn-Hans-HK Chinese, Mandarin (Simplified, Hong Kong)
普通话 (中国大陆) cmn-Hans-CN Chinese, Mandarin (Simplified, China)

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