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Language codes for employee data file


NOTE: We offer full and partial language support in many languages. See our article about enabling languages in Culture Amp to learn more about our language tiers and what parts of the platform are covered.

Language codes

The Language code is a two-letter code (with an optional classifier) or a specific label representing the preferred language of a person. You can include a person's Language in their employee data in the Language column of your user import. 

  1. Within your Employee Data file, find the field Language
  2. For each of the employees, allocate a locale code for their preferred language
  3. Save and upload the file via the import users feature

If your account or survey is enabled to issue emails and surveys to employees in languages other than English, when that person is sent their survey invite email, it will be displayed in their preferred language. When they click the link to take the survey, it will also be displayed in their preferred language. They can opt to change the language at any time when taking the survey.

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If everyone is able to read English, you can leave the Language field blank during the Import Users process. Leaving the Language value blank will default to US English as their preferred language.

To update the preferred language of one of your employees, add a column called Language to your import and populate the field with either the two-letter code or the label (in parentheses below): 

Language (in English) Language Language code
English (US English) English en
English (UK English) English en-gb
Arabic

العربية

ar
Belarusian беларуская be
Bulgarian

български

bg
Simplified Chinese

简体中文‬

zh
Traditional Chinese

繁体中文

zh-TW
Czech

čeština

cs
Danish

dansk

da
Dutch

Nederlands

nl
Estonian

Eesti keel

et
Finnish

Suomi

fi
French

français

fr
French Canadian

français canadien

fr-CA
French Creole

fransè ayisyen

ht
German

Deutsch

de
Greek

ελληνικά

el
Hebrew

עִברִית

he
Hindi

हिंदी

hi
Hungarian

Magyar

hu
Indonesian

Bahasa Indonesia

id
Italian

italiano

it
Japanese

日本語

ja
Khmer

ភាសាខ្មែរ

km-KH
Korean

한국의

kr
Latvian

Latviešu

lv
Lithuanian

Lietuvių

lt
Malay

Bahasa Melayu

ms
Maori

Te reo Maori

mi
Norwegian

Norsk

no
Polish

Język Polski

pl
Portuguese

Português

pt
Brazilian Portuguese

Português brasileiro

pt-BR
Romanian

Limba Română 

ro
Russian

русский

ru
Serbian

српски

sr
Sinhala

සිංහල

si-LK
Slovak

Slovenčina

sk
Spanish

Español

es
Latin American Spanish

Español latinoamericano

es-419
Swedish

Svenska

sv
Filipino

Tagalog

tl
Tamil

தமிழ்

ta-LK
Thai

ไทย

th
Turkish

Türkçe

tr
Vietnamese

Việt

vi

NOTE: The language code is not used when survey participants are given a kiosk code to take a survey, instead of being emailed a survey link. The kiosk launch page allows participants to select their preferred language if configured.

TIP: While Culture Amp aims to provide accurate translations of the standard survey questions and communications, it is highly recommended that one of your colleagues who speaks the language has the opportunity to review the questions and the translated versions to ensure that the content is identical before launching.



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