BIC Subject Categories and Qualifiers

This is BIC’s Subject Categories and Qualifiers Scheme, version 2.1 released November 2010, the standard classification scheme for the UK book trade and some other English language markets, available from

Note that BIC has announced that there will be no further development of the BIC scheme, and that Thema is its preferred subject scheme for current and future use. Browse the latest version of the Thema international, multilingual subject category scheme here.

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Code Description
2 Language qualifiers
Do not use “2” on individual books, as it is not a valid qualifier code; select appropriate qualifier code(s) from Section 2 below
2J American indigenous languages
2JN North and Central American indigenous languages
2JNA Aleut
2JNB Inuit
2JNC Algonkian (Algonquin) languages
Class here: Cree, Blackfoot, Cheyenne
2JND Na-Dene and Athapascan (Athabascan) languages
Class here: Navajo, Apache
2JNG Iroquoian and Siouan languages
Class here: Cherokee, Mohawk, Sioux, Dakota, Crow
2JNM Mayan
2JNN Uto-Aztecan languages
Class here: Aztec, Nahuatlan, Uto
2JNZ Zuni

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