Digital Language Vitality | Motlav

Motlav (mlv)



English name Motlav
Native name
SIL code mlv
Alternative names [ŋ͡mʷɔtˈlap], banks-inseln, dagmel, motalava, motlav, mwotlap, mwotlav, valuwa, volow
Speakers L1: 1,800 (ethnologue),
L1: 2,200 (Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Edition (2009)” . M. Paul Lewis · SIL Interna),
L1: 1,801 (Unraveling the history of the vowels of seventeen Northern Vanuatu languages” (443-504) ),
L1: 2,100 (Social ecology and language history in the northern Vanuatu linkage: A tale of divergence ),
L1: 1 (Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger” . Christopher Moseley (ed.) (2010) UNESCO ),
L1: 1,300 (The endangered languages of Vanuatu” . Darrell Tryon (2010) , Gunter Senft · Pacific),
L1: 489 (aggregate),
L1: 1,275 (World Oral Literature Project” .)
Country Vanuatu
Region Melanesia
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code mlv_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 6a
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 no

NLP tools

Hunspell status
Hunspell coverage None
TreeTagger no

Open Language Archives Community

Primary texts online 519
Primary texts all 519
Lexical resources online 1
Lexical resources all 1
Language descriptions online 3
Language descriptions all 3
Language in online resource 1
Language in any resource 1
Online resource about the language 4
Any resource about the language 7


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 1
Number of words 1,876
Number of characters None
Has FLOSS spell checkers no
In Watchtower no
Has UDHR translation no

Indigenous Tweets project

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

Swadesh lists

Has Swadesh 110 yes
Has Swadesh 207 yes

Other databases

Panlex translations 120,918
In WALS no
In Omniglot no
On no
Uriel features 210
In Leipzig Corpora no
In SIREN project no