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2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 2001  
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Contents >> Mnemonic Index >> LANP - Language Spoken at Home

LANP Language Spoken at Home - 1st Release

This variable identifies the language spoken at home, and is coded using the Australian Standard Classification of Languages (ASCL). Only one language is coded for each person.

Applicable to:    All persons

1     Northern European Languages

10     Northern European, n.f.d.

1000     Northern European, n.f.d.

11    Celtic

1100     Celtic, n.f.d.
1101     Gaelic (Scotland)
1102     Irish
1103     Welsh
1199     Celtic, n.e.c. (Breton, Cornish, Manx)

12     English

1201     English

13     German and Related Languages

1300     German and Related Languages, n.f.d.
1301     German
1302     Letzeburgish
1303     Yiddish

14     Netherlandic and Related Languages

1400     Netherlandic and Related Languages, n.f.d.
1401     Netherlandic
1402     Frisian

15     Scandinavian

1500     Scandinavian, n.f.d.
1501     Danish
1502     Icelandic
1503     Norwegian
1504     Swedish
1599     Scandinavian, n.e.c. (Faeroese)

2     Southern European Languages

20     Southern European, n.f.d.

2000     Southern European, n.f.d.

21     French

2101     French

22     Greek

2201     Greek

23     Iberian Romance

2300     Iberian Romance, n.f.d.
2301     Catalan
2302     Portuguese
2303     Spanish
2399     Iberian Romance, n.e.c. (includes Crioulo, Galician, Ladino)

24     Italian

2401     Italian

25     Maltese

2501     Maltese

29     Other Southern European Languages

2900     Other Southern European Languages, n.f.d.
2901     Basque
2902     Latin
2999     Other Southern European Languages, n.e.c. (includes Friulian, Ladin, Romansch)

3     Eastern European Languages

30     Eastern European, n.f.d.

3000     Eastern European, n.f.d.

31     Baltic

3100     Baltic, n.f.d.
3101     Latvian
3102     Lithuanian

32     Finnic

3200     Finnic, n.f.d.
3201     Estonian
3202     Finnish
3299     Finnic, n.e.c. (includes Karelian, Lapp, Ludic)

33     Hungarian

3301     Hungarian



34     East Slavic

3400     East Slavic, n.f.d.
3401     Belorussian
3402     Russian
3403     Ukrainian

35     South Slavic

3500     South Slavic, n.f.d.
3501     Bosnian
3502     Bulgarian
3503     Croatian
3504     Macedonian
3505     Serbian
3506     Slovene

36     West Slavic

3600     West Slavic, n.f.d.
3601     Czech
3602     Polish
3603     Slovak

39     Other Eastern European Languages

3900     Other Eastern European Languages, n.f.d.
3901     Albanian
3902     Armenian
3903     Aromunian (Macedo-Romanian)
3904     Romanian
3999     Other Eastern European Languages, n.e.c. (includes Georgian, Ingush, Romany)

4     Southwest Asian and North African Languages

40     Southwest Asian and North African Languages, n.f.d.

4000     Southwest Asian and North African Languages, n.f.d.

41     Iranic

4100     Iranic, n.f.d.
4101     Kurdish
4102     Pashto
4103     Persian
4199     Iranic, n.e.c. (includes Balochi, Ossetic, Tajik)

42     Middle Eastern and North African Languages

4200     Middle Eastern and North African Languages, n.f.d.
4201     Amharic
4202    Arabic (including Lebanese)
4203     Assyrian (including Aramaic)
4204     Hebrew
4205     Tigrinya
4299     Middle Eastern and North African Languages, n.e.c. (includes Kabyle, Riff, Shluh)

43     Turkish and Central Asian Languages

4300     Turkish and Central Asian Languages, n.f.d.
4301     Turkish
4399     Turkish and Central Asian Languages, n.e.c. (includes Azeri, Mongol, Tatar)

5     Southern Asian Languages

50     Southern Asian, n.f.d.

5000     Southern Asian, n.f.d.

51     Dravidian

5100     Dravidian, n.f.d.
5101     Kannada
5102     Malayalam
5103     Tamil
5104     Telugu
5199     Dravidian Languages, n.e.c. (includes Brahui, Malto, Tulu)

52     Indo-Aryan

5200     Indo-Aryan, n.f.d.
5201     Bengali
5202     Gujarati
5203     Hindi
5204     Konkani
5205     Marathi
5206     Nepali
5207     Punjabi
5208     Sindhi
5211     Sinhalese
5212     Urdu
5299     Indo-Aryan, n.e.c. (includes Assamese, Kashmiri, Rajasthani)

59     Other Southern Asian Languages

5999     Other Southern Asian Languages, n.e.c. (includes Balti, Burushaski, Nuristani)

6     Southeast Asian Languages

60     Southeast Asian, n.f.d.

6000     Southeast Asian, n.f.d.

61     Burman

6100     Burman, n.f.d.
6101     Burmese
6199     Burman Languages, n.e.c. (includes Lisu, Pho, Rawang)

62     Hmong-Mien

6200     Hmong-Mien, n.f.d.
6201     Hmon
6299     Hmong-Mien Languages, n.e.c. (Mien, Yao)

63     Mon-Khmer

6300     Mon-Khmer, n.f.d.
6301     Khmer
6302     Vietnamese
6399     Mon-Khmer, n.e.c. (includes Khasi, Khmu, Muong)

64     Tai

6400     Tai, n.f.d.
6401     Lao
6402     Thai
6499     Tai, n.e.c. (includes Buyi, Jui, Tho)

65     Western Austronesian Languages

6500     Western Austronesian Languages, n.f.d.
6501     Bisaya
6502     Cebuano
6503     Ilokano
6504     Indonesian
6505     Malay
6506     Tagalog (Filipino)
6507     Tetum
6508     Timorese
6599     Western Austronesian Languages, n.e.c. (includes Balinese, Bikol, Kapampangan)

69     Other Southeast Asian Languages

6999     Other Southeast Asian Languages, n.e.c.

7     Eastern Asian Languages

70     Eastern Asian Languages, n.f.d.

7000     Eastern Asian Languages, n.f.d.

71     Chinese

7100     Chinese, n.f.d.
7101     Cantonese
7102     Hakka
7103     Hokkien
7104     Mandarin
7105     Teochew
7106     Wu
7199     Chinese, n.e.c. (includes Chang Chow, Hunan, Kan)

72     Japanese

7201     Japanese

73     Korean

7301     Korean

79     Other Eastern Asian Languages

7999     Other Eastern Asian Languages, n.e.c. (includes Ainu, Bhotia, Tibetan)

8     Australian Indigenous Languages

80     Australian Indigenous Languages, n.f.d.

8000     Australian Indigenous Languages, n.f.d.

81    Northern Aboriginal
8100     Northern Aboriginal, n.f.d.
8101     Anindilyakwa
8102     Burarra
8103     Dhaangu
8104     Dhay’yi
8105     Dhuwal-Dhuwala
8106     Djinang
8107     Karrwa (Garrwa, Garawa)
8108     Kunwinjku (Gunwinggu)

8111     Maung
8112     Murrinh-Patha
8113     Ngangkikurungurr
8114     Nunggubuyu
8115     Rembarrnga
8116     Ritharrngu
8117     Tiwi
8118     Yanyuwa (Anula)
8199     Northern Aboriginal, n.e.c.

82    Central Aboriginal

8200     Central Aboriginal, n.f.d.
8201     Alyawarr (Alyawarra)
8202     Anmatyerr (Anmatyirra)
8203     Arrernte (Aranda)
8204     Bardi
8205     Bunuba (Bunaba)
8206     Jaru (Djaru)
8207     Kija (Gidya)
8208     Kuurinji (Gurindji)
8211     Kukatha (Kokatha, Gugada)
8212     Kukatja (Gugaja)
8213     Miriwoong
8214     Mutpurra (Mudburra)
8215     Ngaatjatjara
8216     Nyangumarta
8217     Pintupi
8218     Pitjantjatjara
8221     Walmajarri (Walmadjari)
8222     Warumungu (Warumunga)
8223     Warlpiri
8224     Yulparija
8225     Yankunytjatjara
8299     Central Aboriginal, n.e.c.

83    Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal

8300     Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal, n.f.d.
8301     Gugu Yalanji
8302     Guugu Yimidhirr
8303     Kuuku-Ya’u
8304     Wik-Mungkan
8399     Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal, n.e.c.

84    Torres Strait Island

8400     Torres Strait, n.f.d.
8401     Kalaw Lagaw Ya (Kalaw Kawa Ya)
8402     Meryam Mir

85    West Coast Aboriginal

8500     West Coast Aboriginal, n.f.d.
8501     Ngarluma
8502     Nyungar (Noongar)
8503     Yindjibarndi
8599     West Coast Aboriginal, n.e.c.

86    Eastern Aboriginal

8600     Eastern Aboriginal, n.f.d.
8601     Adnymathanha (Yura Ngawarla)
8602     Arabana (Arabuna)
8699     Eastern Aboriginal, n.e.c.

87    Australian Creoles

8700     Australian Creoles, n.f.d.
8701     Kriol
8702     Torres Strait Creole (Broken)

9     Other Languages

90     Other Languages, n.f.d.

9000     Other Languages, n.f.d.

91     American Languages

9101     American Languages

92    African Languages (Excluding North Africa)

9200     African Languages (Excluding North Africa), n.f.d.
9201     Acholi
9202     Afrikaans
9203     Akan
9204     Asante
9205     Mauritian Creole
9206     Oromo
9207     Shona
9208     Somali
9211     Swahili
9212     Yoruba
9213     Zulu
9299     African Languages (Excluding North Africa), n.e.c. (includes Bemba, Fante, Malagasy)

93    Oceanic Austronesian Languages

9300     Oceanic Austronesian Languages, n.f.d.
9301     Fijian
9302     Gilbertese
9303     Maori (Cook Island)
9304     Maori (New Zealand)
9305     Motu
9306     Nauruan
9307     Niue
9308     Samoan
9311     Tongan
9399     Oceanic Austronesian Languages, n.e.c. (includes Hawai’ian, Rotuman, Tuvaluan)

94    Oceanian Pidgins and Creoles

9400     Oceanian Pidgins and Creoles, n.f.d.
9401     Tok Pisin
9499     Oceanian Pidgins and Creoles, n.e.c. (includes Bislama (Bichelamar), Pitcairnese, Solomon Islands Pidgin (Pijin))

95     Papuan Languages

9501     Papuan Languages

96     Invented Languages

9601     Invented Languages

97    Sign Languages

9700     Sign Languages, n.f.d.
9701     Auslan
9702     Makaton
9799     Sign Languages, n.e.c.

Supplementary Codes

0000        Inadequately described
0001        Non-verbal so described
&&&&     Not stated
VVVV     Overseas visitor

Total number of categories:
one digit level    9
two digit level    57
four digit level    240


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