Python Tweepy – Getting the language of a tweet

In this article we will see how we can fetch the language of a tweet/status. The lang attribute of the Status object indicates the language of the status. The language is indicated in the language code example, English is en, Hindi is hi.

In order to get the language of the status, we have to do the following :

  1. Identify the status ID of the status from the GUI.
  2. Get the Status object of the status using the get_status() method with the status ID.
  3. From this object, fetch the lang attribute present in it.

Example 1 : Consider the following status :

We will use the status ID to fetch the status. The status ID of the above mentioned status is 1272771459249844224.

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# import the module
import tweepy
  
# assign the values accordingly
consumer_key = ""
consumer_secret = ""
access_token = ""
access_token_secret = ""
  
# authorization of consumer key and consumer secret
auth = tweepy.OAuthHandler(consumer_key, consumer_secret)
  
# set access to user's access key and access secret 
auth.set_access_token(access_token, access_token_secret)
  
# calling the api 
api = tweepy.API(auth)
  
# the ID of the status
id = 1272771459249844224
  
# fetching the status
status = api.get_status(id)
  
# fetching the lang attribute
lang = status.lang 
  
print("The language of the status is : " + lang)

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Output :



The language of the status is : en

Example 2 : Consider the following status :

We will use the status ID to fetch the status. The status ID of the above mentioned status is 1273220141417816064.

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# the ID of the status
id = 1273220141417816064
  
# fetching the status
status = api.get_status(id)
  
# fetching the lang attribute
lang = status.lang 
  
print("The language of the status is : " + lang)

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Output :

The language of the status is : hi



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