<language> (language) characterizes a single language or sublanguage used within a text. [2.4.2. Language Usage]
Attributesatt.global (@xml:id, @n, @xml:lang, @xml:base, @xml:space) (att.global.rendition (@rend, @style, @rendition)) (att.global.linking (@corresp, @synch, @sameAs, @copyOf, @next, @prev, @exclude, @select)) (att.global.analytic (@ana)) (att.global.facs (@facs)) (att.global.change (@change)) (att.global.responsibility (@cert, @resp)) (att.global.source (@source))
ident(identifier) Supplies a language code constructed as defined in BCP 47 which is used to identify the language documented by this element, and which is referenced by the global xml:lang attribute.
Status Required
Datatype teidata.language
usagespecifies the approximate percentage (by volume) of the text which uses this language.
Status Optional
Datatype nonNegativeInteger
Contained by
header: langUsage
May contain

Particularly for sublanguages, an informal prose characterization should be supplied as content for the element.

 <language ident="en-USusage="75">modern American English</language>
 <language ident="i-az-Arabusage="20">Azerbaijani in Arabic script</language>
 <language ident="x-lapusage="05">Pig Latin</language>
Content model
 <macroRef key="macro.phraseSeq.limited"/>
Schema Declaration
element language
   attribute ident { teidata.language },
   attribute usage { xsd:nonNegativeInteger }?,