Digital Language Vitality | Northern Sami

Northern Sami (sme)



English name Northern Sami
Native name Sámegiella
SIL code sme
Alternative names "lapp", "northern lappish", "norwegian lapp", 'lapp', 'northern lappish', 'norwegian lapp', central, davvin, davvisámegiella, dialekt westlappischer, jazyk saamskij, kieli lapin, kieli saamen, lapon, lapp, lapp northern, lapp norwegian, lapp ruija, lappic, lappisch, lappish, lappish northern, lappish sea, lappish tornio, lappish-norwegian, lappish-swedish, lappisk, lopary, lptornio, north, north saami, north sámi, northern, northern saami, northern sámi, norwegian, norwegian saami, norwegisch-lappisch, ruija, saame, saami, saaminorthern, sabme, same, same-, samic, sámegiella, sāme-giellâ, torne, western, westlappisch
Speakers L1: 25,700 (ethnologue),
L1: 16,500 (Europe and North Asia” (211-282) . Tapani Salminen (2007) , C. Moseley · London & N),
L1: 25,700 (Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 18th Edition” . Lewis, M. Paul, Gary F. Simons, and ),
L1: 23,323 (North Sámi in Norway: An Overview of a Language in Context” . Marjomaa, Marko (2012) ,),
L1: 21,000 (World Oral Literature Project” .),
L1: 22,851 (aggregate),
L1: 30,000 (Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger” . Christopher Moseley (ed.) (2010) UNESCO )
Country Norway
Region Northern Europe
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code sme_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 2
In yes
Vitality (Kornai, 2013) borderline

Language packs

Windows10 input method no
Mac input no
Ubuntu input yes
Windows language pack no
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 yes
Wikipedia articles 7,275
Wikipedia real articles 445
Wikipedia adjusted size 3,364,959
Wikipedia total 16,939
Wikipedia edits 289,017
Wikipedia admins 4
Wikipedia users 15,038
Wikipedia active users 19
Wikipedia images 0
Wikipedia depth 30
Has Wikipedia Incubator no

NLP tools

Hunspell status yes
Hunspell coverage 0.7
TreeTagger no

Open Language Archives Community

Primary texts online None
Primary texts all None
Lexical resources online 2
Lexical resources all 2
Language descriptions online 2
Language descriptions all 2
Language in online resource None
Language in any resource None
Online resource about the language 12
Any resource about the language 12


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 1,123
Number of words 945,624
Number of characters None
Has FLOSS spell checkers yes
In Watchtower no
Has UDHR translation yes

Indigenous Tweets project

Number of blogs 22
Number of posts 3,574
Number of words 466,837
Number of users 234
Number of tweets 64,388

Swadesh lists

Has Swadesh 110 yes
Has Swadesh 207 yes

Other databases

Panlex translations 508,977
In WALS no
In Omniglot yes
On no
Uriel features 45
In Leipzig Corpora yes
In SIREN project no