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Languages dataset

Hi team,

We are currently developing a form and want to utilise existing government datasets where possible. One of the examples is the list of spoken languages. We were hoping there would be an ABS dataset from the Census or similar available for integration.

Is anyone aware of an open and well-maintained dataset we can access? If not are you able to share which dataset you are using in your products. Our current fallback is to use the ISO language list.


There’s also the issue that the international standards like ISO 3166 list Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Island as countries, when in fact they are external territories of Australia. They do the same sort of thing with American Samoa and others.