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Obsolete: please use {{PAGELANGUAGE}} magic word instead whenever possible.


This template returns the "content language" of the current page; more precisely it checks if the current title ends with a language code, and if it is the case it returns this language code, else {{CONTENTLANGUAGE}} (the default content language; on this wiki: "en" for English). This results in poorer performance than the built-in {{PAGELANGUAGE}} magic word, but works on pages translated without the Translate extension, where the built-in magic word usually returns en even on translated versions.


  • on "Bar/foo", this template returns "en";
  • on "Bar/foo/hu", this template returns "hu".

(Note: there could be false positive: e.g. on "Foo/bar" it returns "bar" because "bar" is the language code for Bavarian; "foo" is not a language code; very small (2 or 3 letters) last words can be a problem as seen here.)

This template takes no argument, and acts as a magic word. The similar magic word {{PAGELANGUAGE}} was requested in phab:T59603.