How to check if a variable is a dictionary in Python?

How would you check if a variable is a dictionary in python?

For example id like it to loop through the values in the dictionary till it finds a dictionary then loop through the one it finds:

    dict = {'abc':'abc','def':{'ghi':'ghi','jkl':'jkl'}}
    for k, v in dict.iteritems():
        if ###check if v is a dictionary:
            for k, v in v.iteritems():
                print(k,' ',v)
        else:
            print(k,' ',v)

You could use if type(ele) is dict or use isinstance(ele, dict) which would work if you had subclassed dict :

    d = {'abc':'abc','def':{'ghi':'ghi','jkl':'jkl'}}
    for ele in d.values():
        if isinstance(ele,dict):
           for k, v in ele.items():
               print(k,' ',v)

From: stackoverflow.com/q/25231989

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