Digital Language Vitality | Mandarin Chinese

Mandarin Chinese (cmn)



English name Mandarin Chinese
Native name 官话
SIL code cmn
Alternative names beifang fangyan, chinese, chinese mandarin, chinese mandarin pinyin, chinese mandarin traditional, chinese mandarin 中文, chinese northern, chinese standard, cin haw, eastern mandarin, guanhua, guanhua huabei, guanhua jiangxia, guanhua jinghuai, guanhua xibei, guanhua xinan, guoyu, hanyu, haw, ho, hoton, huayu, hui, hui-tze, hui-zu, hwei, hytad, khoton, kokang, kokant, kunming, kuoyu, lower mandarin yangze, mandarin, mandarin northern, mandarin northwestern, mandarin southwestern, mandarin taibei, mandarin western, panghse, pantha, panthe, pathee, putonghua, qotong, tayok, xui, yunnanese, zhongguohua, zhongwen
Speakers L1: 847,808,270 (ethnologue),
L2: 178,000,000 (ethnologue)
Country China
Region Eastern Asia
Champion Chinese (zho)
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code cmn_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 0
In no
Vitality (Kornai, 2013) borderline

Language packs

Windows10 input method no
Mac input no
Ubuntu input yes
Windows language pack yes
Mac language pack no
Ubuntu language pack yes
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 no need
Hunspell coverage None
TreeTagger no

Open Language Archives Community

Primary texts online 5
Primary texts all 5
Lexical resources online 8
Lexical resources all 9
Language descriptions online 10
Language descriptions all 14
Language in online resource 262
Language in any resource 299
Online resource about the language 255
Any resource about the language 266


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 1
Number of words 202
Number of characters None
Has FLOSS spell checkers no
In Watchtower no
Has UDHR translation yes

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 1
In WALS yes
In Omniglot yes
On yes
Uriel features 273
In Leipzig Corpora no
In SIREN project yes