Let's say I have a Wikidata item QID Q19675, and want to get the name of that item in Spanish.

While getting a property like P281 postal code is easy, how to get the name, which for some reason is not a normal property? Preferably via the REST API.

Wikidata item name


You probably want this:


The API command in English: Get information about some entities (action=wbgetentities), namely the label properties (props=labels) of item Q19675 (ids=Q19675) in Spanish (languages=es).

For more details, have a look at the full documentation of wbgetentities.

  • but cab I use Wikidata Query Service SPARQL for this?
    – Alexan
    Oct 24 '16 at 0:44
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    @Alex Yes, but please ask a new question, because this one focuses on the REST API.
    – Patrick Hoefler
    Oct 24 '16 at 8:19

You can get it also using SPARQL:

  wd:Q19675 rdfs:label ?label . 
  FILTER (langMatches( lang(?label), "ES" ) )  

See it on Wikidata Query Service.

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