lingvoj – Languages of the World (Multilingual RDF Descriptions)


Lingvoj means languages in Esperanto. From the frontpage of :

Since the launch of in 2007, the linked data cloud has grown at a steady pace, and a growing number of URI sets have been published to identify human languages. is providing the most exhaustive of those so far, in which URIs for languages are integrated in a global approach of terminology. Through exchanges with Gerard de Melo, editor at, it has been decided to redirect and deprecate URIs for individual languages to the benefit of the more stable and exhaustive publication at

Most URIs for individual languages are redirected to URIs through content negotiation. A few exceptions are URIs of languages with no ISO 639-3 codes, since lexvo URIs are built on those codes, and languages with a regional tag, such as en-us.

The lingvoj-to-lexvo RDF file provides the mappings and equivalence between lingvo and lexvo URIs. Applications using the URIs are invited to change their references accordingly, although the redirection mechanism should avoid any breakdown of applications using URIs.

Openness: OPEN

  • License: not specified but Open Data logo prominently displayed and part of the Linked Data effort so assumed to be open.
  • Access: Good.
    • bulk. (download of rdf file)

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Author Bernard Vatant
Maintainer Bernard Vatant
Version 2009-04-02
Main Ontology
Other ontologies used Dublin Core, FOAF
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harvest_source_id da984ce3-0396-4c23-b6d7-963cd2171600
harvest_source_title datahubloddatasets
links:dbpedia 215
links:dbtune-musicbrainz 71
links:lexvo 510
links:mondeca-com 1
links:personal-homepages 1
links:semantic-web-dog-food 4
links:umbel 132
shortname lingvoj
triples 22442