Locale getLanguage() Method in Java with Examples

The getLanguage() method of Locale class in Java is used to get language code for the specified locale. This will either be an empty string or a lowercase ISO 639 code.

Syntax:

LOCALE.getLanguage()

Parameters: This method does not take any parameters.

Return Value: This method either returns an empty string or the language code for the given locale.

Below programs illustrate the working of getLanguage() method:

Program 1:

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// Java code to illustrate getLanguage() method
  
import java.util.*;
  
public class Locale_Demo {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // Creating a new locale
        Locale first_locale
            = new Locale("en", "UK");
  
        // Displaying first locale
        System.out.println("First Locale: "
                           + first_locale);
  
        // Displaying the language_code of this locale
        System.out.println("Language: "
                           + first_locale.getLanguage());
    }
}

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Output:

First Locale: en_UK
Language: en

Program 2:

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// Java code to illustrate getLanguage() method
import java.util.*;
  
public class Locale_Demo {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // Creating a new locale
        Locale first_locale
            = new Locale("ar", "SA");
  
        // Displaying first locale
        System.out.println("First Locale: "
                           + first_locale);
  
        // Displaying the language_code of this locale
        System.out.println("Language: "
                           + first_locale.getLanguage());
    }
}

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Output:

First Locale: ar_SA
Language: ar


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