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The choice of languages is a feature allowing players to specify the language in which menus and tooltips will display within their Minecraft client. The language menu can be accessed via a button in the main menu to the left of the "options" button, as well as from the options menu. Previously, separate language packs were needed to change the in-game language to one other than English.

The first 56 languages were added in Minecraft 1.1. As of 1.9.2 update, there are 91 languages, including fictional ones such as Klingon and Pirate Speak.

Each language also has a font, although most languages share the same font.

Available languages

# Language Official language in Locale Code Added in
1 Afrikaans South Africa af_ZA 12w01a (1.1)
2 Arabic North Africa + Middle East ar_SA 12w01a (1.1)
3 Asturian Spain ast_ES 1.7.4
4 Azerbaijani Azerbaijan, Dagestan az_AZ 1.7.10
5 Belarusian Belarus be_BY 1.9
6 Bulgarian Bulgaria bg_BG 11w49a (1.1)
7 Breton France br_FR 1.9
8 Catalan Spain (Catalonia) & Andorra ca_ES 12w01a (1.1)
9 Czech Czech Republic cs_CZ 11w49a (1.1)
10 Welsh Wales cy_GB 11w49a (1.1)
11 Danish Denmark da_DK 11w49a (1.1)
12

German

Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Belgium de_DE 11w49a (1.1)
13 Greek Greece, Cyprus el_GR 12w01a (1.1)
14 Australian English Australia en_AU 12w21b (1.1)
15 Canadian English Canada en_CA 11w49a (1.1)
16 British English Great Britain, India, Singapore, Ireland en_GB 11w49a (1.1)
17 New Zealand English New Zealand en_NZ 1.9
18 British English (upside down) Britain en_UD 1.9.2
19 Pirate English None (web langauge) en_PT 12w01a (1.1)
20 American English United States en_US Pre 0.0.0
21 Esperanto Constructed language (International) eo_UY 12w05a (1.2)
22 Argentinian Spanish Argentina es_AR 11w49a (1.1)
23 Spanish Spain es_ES 11w49a (1.1)
24 Mexican Spanish Mexico es_MX 1.1
25 Uruguayan Spanish Uruguay es_UY 1.1
26 Venezuelan Spanish Venezuela es_VE 12w01a (1.1)
27 Estonian Estonia et_EE 11w49a (1.1)
28 Basque Spain (Basque Country) & France eu_ES 12w01a (1.1)
29 Persian Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan fa_IR 1.7.2
30 Finnish Finland fi_FI 11w49a (1.1)
31 Filipino Philippines fil_PH 1.7.2
32 Faroese Faroe Islands fo_FO 1.9
33 French France, Belgium, Monaco, Switzerland, etc. fr_FR 11w49a (1.1)
34 Canadian French Canada fr_CA 11w49a (1.1)
35 Frisian The Netherlands  fy_NL 1.9
36 Irish Ireland ga_IE 12w21b (1.3.1)
37 Scottish Gaelic Scotland gd_GB 1.9.2
38 Galician Galicia (Spain) gl_ES 1.1
39 Manx Isle of Man gv_IM 1.7.4
40 Hebrew Israel he_IL

11w49a (1.1)

41 Hindi India hi_IN 1.1
42 Croatian Croatia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina hr_HR 11w49a (1.1)
43 Hungarian Hungary hu_HU 11w49a (1.1)
44 Armenian Armenia hy_AM 13w38c (1.7)
45 Indonesian Indonesia id_ID 12w21b (1.3.1)
46 Icelandic Iceland is_IS 11w49a (1.1)
47 Italian Italy, Switzerland, San Marino, the Vatican it_IT 11w49a (1.1)
48 Japanese Japan ja_JP 11w49a (1.1)
49 Lojban Constructed language jbo_EN 1.9
50 Georgian Georgia ka_GE 12w01a (1.1)
51 Korean South Korea, North Korea ko_KR 11w49a (1.1)
52 Kölsch/Ripuarian Germany (Rhineland), Belgium, the Netherlands ksh_DE 1.9
53 Cornwall Cornwall kw_GB 13w02a (1.5)
54 Latin Vatican (no native speakers, main language of Roman Empire during Antiquity) la_VA 13w38c (1.7)
55 Luxembourgish Luxembourg, Germany, France, Belgium lb_LU 13w38c (1.7)
56 Limburgish The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany li_LI 1.9
57 LOLCAT None (web language) lol_US 1.9
58 Lithuanian Lithuania lt_LT 11w49a (1.1)
59 Latvian Latvia lv_LV 12w01a (1.1)
60 Māori New Zealand mi_NZ 1.7.10
61 Macedonian Macedonia mk_MK 1.9
62 Malay Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei ms_MY 12w01a (1.1)
63 Maltese Malta mt_MT 12w07a (1.2)
64 Low German Germany, The Netherlands nds_DE 1.7.4
65 Dutch The Netherlands, Belgium, Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Suriname nl_NL 11w49a (1.1)
66 Norwegian Nynorsk Norway nn_NO 11w49a (1.1)
67 Norwegian Norway no_NO 11w49a (1.1)
68 Occitan Occitania oc_FR 13w38c (1.7)
69 Polish Poland pl_PL 11w49a (1.1)
70 Brazilian Portuguese Brazil pt_BR 11w49a (1.1)
71 Portuguese Portugal, Angola, Mozambique, etc. pt_PT 11w49a (1.1)
72 Quenya Constructed language (Lord of the Rings: Aman) qya_AA 1.1
73 Romanian Romania, Moldova, Transnistria ro_RO 12w01a (1.1)
74 Russian Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, etc. ru_RU 11w49a (1.1)
75 Northern Sami Norway, Sweden, Finland sme 1.8
76 Slovak Slovakia sk_SK 12w01a (1.1)
77 Slovenian Slovenia sl_SI 11w49a (1.1)
78 Somali Somalia so_SO 1.9
79 Albanian Albania sq_AL 1.9
80 Serbian Serbia (Kosovo), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro sr_SP 12w01a (1.1)
81 Swedish Sweden, Finland sv_SE 11w49a (1.1)
82 Thai Thailand th_TH 12w01a (1.1)
83 Filipino The Philippines tl_PH 1.7.2
84 Klingon Constructed language (Star Trek: the Klingon Empire) tlh_AA 12w01a (1.1)
85 Turkish Turkey tr_TR 11w49a (1.1)
86 Talossan Constructed language tzl_TZL 1.9
87 Ukrainian Ukraine, Transnistria uk_UA 12w01a (1.1)
88 Valencian  Spain ca-val_ES 1.7.4
89 Vietnamese Vietnam vi_VN 1.1
90 Simplified Chinese China, Singapore zh_CN 11w49a (1.1)
91 Traditional Chinese Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau zh_TW 12w01a (1.1)

Removed languages

Language Official language in Added in Removed in Reason for removal
Austrian German Austria 11w49a (1.1) 12w01a (1.1) Most likely because Austrian German mostly equals standard German.
Latino-American Spanish South America 11w49a (1.1) 12w01a (1.1) Replaced by Argentinian, Mexican, Venezuelan, and Uruguayan Spanish translations
Norwegian Norway 11w49a (1.1) 13w02a (1.5) Added Norwegian language (no_NO) instead

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