Windows Phone Stores and Supported Languages

Microsoft has 128 regional Windows Stores for Windows Phone apps, and supports 50 languages on the Windows Phone 8 device. Using this information as source we have grouped these Windows Phone regional Stores together based upon the language(s) spoken in these regions and cross referenced it with supported languages on the Windows Phone 8 device. This give developers a useful language mapping to help them decide on what languages to localize their app into.

We have included the ISO 639-1 code for each language in this table. We have also included Microsoft’s Windows Phone language code, which may differ.


Windows Phone Supported Languages

Windows Phone 8 device supported languages with their Microsoft Language codes, taken from the official Windows Phone Blog.

Windows Phone Language Code Supported Language
sq-AL Albanian
ar-SA Arabic
Az-Latn-AZ Azerbaijani (Latin)
be-BY Belarusian
bg-BG Bulgarian
ca-ES Catalan
zh-CN Chinese (Simplified)
zh-TW Chinese (Traditional)
hr-HR Croatian
cs-CZ Czech
da-DK Danish
nl-NL Dutch
En-GB English (GB)
En-US English (US)
et-EE Estonian
fil-PH Filipino
Fi Finnish
fr-FR French
de-DE German
el-GR Greek
he-IL Hebrew
hi-IN Hindi
hu-HU Hungarian
id-ID Indonesian
it-IT Italian
Windows Phone Language Code Supported Language
ja-JP Japanese
kk-KZ Kazakh
ko-KR Korean
lv-LV Latvian
lt-LT Lithuanian
mk-MK Macedonian
ms-MY Malay
nb-NO Norwegian
fa-IR Persian
pl-PL Polish
pt-PT Portuguese
pt-BR Portuguese (Brazilian)
ro-RO Romanian
ru-RU Russian
sr-Latn-CS Serbian (Latin)
sk-SK Slovak
sl-SL Slovenian
es-ES Spanish
es-MX Spanish (Mexican)
sv-SE Swedish
th-TH Thai
tr-TR Turkish
uk-UA Ukrainian
uz-Latn-UZ Uzbek (Latin)
vi-VN Vietnamese


Windows Phone App Country Stores

Country Windows Stores for Windows Phone apps.

Algeria
Angola
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Belarus
Belgium
Benin
Bolivia
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Canada
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Congo
Costa Rica
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Guatemala
Guinea
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Korea
Kuwait
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Mali
Mexico
Mozambique
Morocco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Somalia
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Uzbekistan
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe


Windows Phone Stores by Supported Languages

Windows Phone 8 supported languages and the regional stores using these languages.

Language Code Supported Languages Windows Stores
Albanian Language Code Albanian Albania
Arabic Language Code Arabic United Arab Emirates
  • Algeria
  • Bahrain
  • Egypt
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Morocco
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Tunisia
  • Yemen
Azerbaijani Language Code Azerbaijani Azerbaijan
Belarusian Language Code Belarusian Belarus
Bulgarian Language Code Bulgarian Bulgaria
Chinese Simplified Language Code Chinese China
  • Hong Kong
  • Taiwan
Croatian Language Code Croatian Croatia
Czeh Language Code Czech Czech Republic
Danish Language Code Danish Denmark
Dutch Language Code Dutch Netherlands
  • Belgium
English Language Code English
  • Great Britain
  • United States of America
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Bangladesh
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Ghana
  • Hong Kong
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
Estonian Language Code Estonian Estonia
Filipino Language Code Filipino Philippines
Finnish Language Code Finnish Finland
French Language Code French France
  • Belgium
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Canada
  • Chad
  • Congo
  • Guinea
  • Haiti
  • Ivory Coast
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Niger
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Switzerland
  • Togo
German language code German Germany
  • Austria
  • Liechtenstein
  • Switzerland
Greek Language Code Greek Greece
Hebrew Language Code Hebrew Israel
Hindi Language Code Hindi India
Hungarian Language Code Hungarian Hungary
Indonesian Language Code Indonesian Indonesia
Iatlian Language Code Italian Italy
  • Switzerland
Japanese Language Code Japanese Japan
Kazakh Language Code Kazakh Kazakhstan
Korean Language Code Korean Korea
Latvian Language Code Latvian Latvia
Lithuanian Language Code Lithuanian Lithuania
Macedonian Language Code Macedonian Macedonia
Malay Language Code Malay Malaysia
Norwegian Bokmaal Language Code Norwegian Norway
Polish Language Code Polish Poland
Portuguese Language Code Portuguese Portugal
  • Angola
  • Mozambique
Brazilian Portuguese Language Code Portuguese (Brazilian) Brazil
Romanian Language Code Romanian Romania
Russian Language Code Russian Russia
  • Turkmenistan
Serbian Language Code Serbian (Latin) Serbia
Slovak Language Code Slovak Slovakia
Slovenian Language Code Slovenian Slovenia
Spanish Language Code Spanish Spain
  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Venezuela
Spanish Mexican Language Code Spanish (Mexican) Mexico
Swedish Language Code Swedish Sweden
Thai Language Code Thai Thailand
Turkish Language Code Turkish Turkey
Ukrainian Language Code Ukrainian Ukraine
Uzbek Language Code Uzbek (Latin) Uzbekistan
Viatnamese Language Code Vietnamese Vietnam