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A system and method for providing prelerred language ordering of search results is described. A search query describing potentially retrievable information provided in a plurality of search result languages is received. A search is executed by evaluating the search query against information characteristics maintained in a searchable data repository. At least one preferred language applicable to search results generated responsive to the executed search is dynamically determined. At least some of the search results are ordered in consideration of the at least one preferred language.