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Locale getLanguage() Method in Java with Examples

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  • Last Updated : 27 Dec, 2018
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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:




// 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());
    }
}

Output:

First Locale: en_UK
Language: en

Program 2:




// 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());
    }
}

Output:

First Locale: ar_SA
Language: ar

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