Latin American Spanish

Karen_Broome at Karen_Broome at
Fri Jun 10 23:02:54 CEST 2005

Name of requester          : Karen Broome

E-mail address of requester: karen_broome at

Tag to be registered       : es-419

English name of language   : Latin American Spanish

Native name of language : Español Latinoamericano 

Reference to published description of the language (book or article) :

Lipski, John M.  1994.  Latin American Spanish. Addison Wesley Publishing 
Martin, Patrice.  2005. "The Quest for El Dorado: A Single Spanish for 
All." Multilingual Computing & Technology. Vol. 12, No. 6 

Any other relevant information :

It is a common business practice to localize content into a neutral 
version of Latin American Spanish to serve all or most Spanish-speaking 
regions in Latin America. This code is intended to identify this neutral 
variant of Latin American Spanish and distinguish it from Castilian found 
in Europe.

More information about the Ietf-languages mailing list