Digital Language Vitality | Jamaican Creole English

Jamaican Creole English (jam)



English name Jamaican Creole English
Native name Jamaican Creole English
SIL code jam
Alternative names bongo talk, caribbean creole english southwestern, creole english limón, creole english panamanian, creole jamaican, creole jamaican jamiekan, jamaican, jamaican patois, jamaicancreole, patois, patwa, quashie talk
Speakers L1: 3,205,000 (ethnologue)
Country Jamaica
Region Caribbean
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code jam_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 5
In no
Vitality (Kornai, 2013) borderline

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 yes
Wikipedia articles 1,595
Wikipedia real articles
Wikipedia adjusted size
Wikipedia total 2,696
Wikipedia edits 16,315
Wikipedia admins 1
Wikipedia users 1,444
Wikipedia active users 11
Wikipedia images 0
Wikipedia depth 3
Has Wikipedia Incubator no

NLP tools

Hunspell status
Hunspell coverage None
TreeTagger no

Open Language Archives Community

Primary texts online 0
Primary texts all 1
Lexical resources online 1
Lexical resources all 2
Language descriptions online 4
Language descriptions all 5
Language in online resource 1
Language in any resource 1
Online resource about the language 4
Any resource about the language 4


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 18
Number of words 256,915
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 140,165
In WALS no
In Omniglot yes
On yes
Uriel features 187
In Leipzig Corpora no
In SIREN project no