New ISO 639 language identifier: Karachay-Balkar

Håvard Hjulstad havard at
Mon May 5 11:19:25 CEST 2003

The ISO 639 Registration Authorities' Joint Advisory Committee (JAC) has
approved the following:

Alpha-3 identifier:  krc  (No alpha-2 identifier.)

English name: Karachay-Balkar

French name: karatchaï-balkar

Indigenous name: qarachaj-balqar

Karachay-Balkar is a Turkic language spoken in Russia.

The official ISO 639 web site is found at That web site lists both the
alpha-2 and the alpha-3 language code lists, as well as all updates. On the
web site there is also a request form for new language identifiers.

Best regards,
Håvard Hjulstad
(acting chairman of ISO 639 RA-JAC)

Håvard Hjulstad    mailto:havard at
Chairman ISO/TC37 (Terminology and other language resources)
Convener of ISO/TC37/SC2/WG1 (Language coding)
Acting chairman of ISO 639 RA-JAC
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