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Thing > Intangible > Language

Natural languages such as Spanish, Tamil, Hindi, English, etc. and programming languages such as Scheme and Lisp.

Usage: Between 100 and 1000 domains
PropertyExpected TypeDescription
Properties from Thing
additionalType URL An additional type for the item, typically used for adding more specific types from external vocabularies in microdata syntax. This is a relationship between something and a class that the thing is in. In RDFa syntax, it is better to use the native RDFa syntax - the 'typeof' attribute - for multiple types. Schema.org tools may have only weaker understanding of extra types, in particular those defined externally.
alternateName Text An alias for the item.
description Text A short description of the item.
image ImageObject  or
An image of the item. This can be a URL or a fully described ImageObject.
mainEntityOfPage CreativeWork  or
Indicates a page (or other CreativeWork) for which this thing is the main entity being described.

See background notes for details.
Inverse property: mainEntity.
name Text The name of the item.
potentialAction Action Indicates a potential Action, which describes an idealized action in which this thing would play an 'object' role.
sameAs URL URL of a reference Web page that unambiguously indicates the item's identity. E.g. the URL of the item's Wikipedia page, Freebase page, or official website.
url URL URL of the item.

Instances of Language may appear as values for the following properties
PropertyOn TypesDescription
availableLanguage ServiceChannel  or
A language someone may use with the item.
inLanguage Event  or
CreativeWork  or
CommunicateAction  or
The language of the content or performance or used in an action. Please use one of the language codes from the IETF BCP 47 standard. Supersedes language.
programmingLanguage SoftwareSourceCode The computer programming language.
subtitleLanguage TVEpisode  or
Movie  or
Languages in which subtitles/captions are available, in IETF BCP 47 standard format.


This example shows a JSON-LD description of services that do not necessarily have a direct
human-oriented HTML description. It describes a GovernmentService named "Veterans Affairs Emergency Mental Health",
its operator, service area and service details, such as its Veterans Crisis Line (including  phone contact line
hours of operation, language and other details).
This example is JSON only.
This example is JSON only.
<script type='application/ld+json'>
  "@context": "http://schema.org",
  "@type": "GovernmentService",
  "name": "Veterans Affairs Emergency Mental Health",
  "serviceType": "Psychiatric Emergency Services",
  "operator": {
    "@type": "GovernmentOrganization",
    "name": "US Department of Veterans Affairs"
  "serviceArea": {
    "@type": "AdministrativeArea",
    "name": "Massachusetts"
  "audience": {
    "@type": "CivicAudience",
    "name": "Veterans"
  "availableChannel": {
    "@type": "ServiceChannel",
    "name": "Urgent Care Clinic",
    "availableLanguage": {
      "@type": "Language",
      "name": "Spanish"
    "serviceLocation": {
      "@type": "Hospital",
      "name": "VA Boston -- West Roxbury",
      "address": {
        "@type": "PostalAddress",
        "streetAddress": "1400 VFW Parkway",
        "addressLocality": "West Roxbury",
        "addressRegion": "MA",
        "postalCode": "02132"

Schema Version 2.1