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2 Language qualifiers
Use LANGUAGE 2* Qualifier codes WITH appropriate subject codes for: indicating the language(s) to which the book content applies – that is, the language the book is ABOUT, not the language the book is IN (the latter is described in other metadata) – such as a linguistics or literary studies work, a method for learning a language, a phrasebook or a dictionary. National extensions (i.e. 2*-xx- format codes, where ‘xx’ indicates a country code) can be assigned by any user, and are not exclusive to users in the indicated country. DO NOT USE: code “2” itself, but select appropriate specific qualifiers from section 2*
2J American indigenous languages
2JN North and Central American indigenous languages
2JNB Inuit languages
Class here: Inuit-Yupik-Unangan languages. Equivalent to code esk from ISO 639-3
2JNBK Inuktitut / Inuktut
Class here: Eastern Canadian Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, Equivalent to codes iku, ike, ikt from ISO 639-3
2JNBL Inuinnaqtun
Class here: Western Canadian Inuktitut, Natsilingmiutut, Siglitun. Equivalent to code ikt from ISO 639-3
2JNBM Inupiaq
Class here: North Alaskan Inupiatun, Northwest Alaska Inupiatun, Equivalent to codes ipk, esi, esk from ISO 639-3
2JNBN Yupik languages
Class here: Pacific Gulf Yupik, Central Yupik, Central Siberian Yupik. Equivalent to code ypk from ISO 639-2 and codes ems, esu, ess from ISO 639-3
2JNBR Kalaallisut / Greenlandic
Class here: Tunumiisut, Inuktun. Equivalent to code kal from ISO 639-2

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