MediaWiki API help

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Documentation and examples:

meta=languageinfo (li)

(main | query | languageinfo)

Return information about available languages.

Continuation may be applied if retrieving the information takes too long for one request.


Which information to get for each language.

The language code. (This code is MediaWiki-specific, though there are overlaps with other standards.)
The BCP-47 language code.
The writing direction of the language (either ltr or rtl).
The autonym of the language, that is, the name in that language.
The name of the language in the language specified by the uselang parameter, with language fallbacks applied if necessary.
The language codes of the fallback languages configured for this language. The implicit final fallback to 'en' is not included (but some languages may fall back to 'en' explicitly).
The language codes of the variants supported by this language.
Values (separate with | or alternative): autonym, bcp47, code, dir, fallbacks, name, variants
Default: code

Language codes of the languages that should be returned, or * for all languages.

Separate values with | or alternative.
Maximum number of values is 50 (500 for clients allowed higher limits).
Default: *

When more results are available, use this to continue.

Get the language codes of all supported languages.
api.php?action=query&meta=languageinfo [open in sandbox]
Get the autonyms and German names of all supported languages.
api.php?action=query&meta=languageinfo&liprop=autonym|name&uselang=de [open in sandbox]
Get the fallback languages and variants of Occitan.
api.php?action=query&meta=languageinfo&liprop=fallbacks|variants&licode=oc [open in sandbox]
Get the BCP-47 language code and direction of all supported languages.
api.php?action=query&meta=languageinfo&liprop=bcp47|dir [open in sandbox]