Digital Language Vitality | Herero

Herero (her)



English name Herero
Native name Otsiherero
SIL code her
Alternative names herero, mbandieru, ochiherero, otjiherero
Speakers L1: 237,000 (ethnologue),
L1: 19,493 (An Ovahimba political landscape: patterns of authority in northwestern Namibia” . Christ),
L1: 37,790 (aggregate),
L1: 113,000 (Few People, Many Tongues: The Languages of Namibia” (222) . Jouni F. Maho (1998) Wi),
L1: 24,500 (Languages in Kaokoland and Herero dialects” (72-88) . Kavari, Jekura Uaurika (1993))
Country Namibia
Region Southern Africa
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code her_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 5
In yes
Vitality (Kornai, 2013) dead

Language packs

Windows10 input method no
Mac input no
Ubuntu input no
Windows language pack no
Mac language pack no
Ubuntu language pack no
Firefox language pack no
Firefox dictionary no
Office language pack no
Office interface pack no


Has Wikipedia no
Has Wikipedia Incubator yes

NLP tools

Hunspell status
Hunspell coverage None
TreeTagger no

Open Language Archives Community

Primary texts online 1
Primary texts all 1
Lexical resources online 1
Lexical resources all 1
Language descriptions online 3
Language descriptions all 5
Language in online resource None
Language in any resource None
Online resource about the language 8
Any resource about the language 9


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 74
Number of words 127,812
Number of characters None
Has FLOSS spell checkers no
In Watchtower yes
Has UDHR translation no

Indigenous Tweets project

Number of blogs None
Number of posts None
Number of words None
Number of users 1
Number of tweets 1

Swadesh lists

Has Swadesh 110 no
Has Swadesh 207 no

Other databases

Panlex translations 183,081
In WALS no
In Omniglot yes
On no
Uriel features 158
In Leipzig Corpora no
In SIREN project no