Digital Language Vitality | Lower Sorbian

Lower Sorbian (dsb)



English name Lower Sorbian
Native name Dolnoserbšćina
SIL code dsb
Alternative names bas sorabe, delnoserbski, dolna lužica, dolnoserbski, lluzykie, low sorbian, lower, lower lusatian, lower sorbian, lower wendish, lusatian, lusatian saxon, lusatian southern, luzycki, niedersorbisch, sorbian, sorbianlower, wendisch, wendish
Speakers L1: 6,860 (ethnologue),
L1: 19,500 (Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger” . Christopher Moseley (ed.) (2010) UNESCO ),
L1: 12,549 (aggregate),
L1: 7,240 (Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Edition (2009)” . M. Paul Lewis · SIL Interna),
L1: 14,000 (World Oral Literature Project” .)
Country Germany
Region Western Europe
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code dsb_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 7
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 no
Firefox language pack yes
Firefox dictionary yes
Office language pack no
Office interface pack no


Has Wikipedia yes
Wikipedia articles 3,064
Wikipedia real articles 734
Wikipedia adjusted size 5,016,731
Wikipedia total 10,088
Wikipedia edits 139,189
Wikipedia admins 2
Wikipedia users 11,204
Wikipedia active users 26
Wikipedia images 0
Wikipedia depth 73
Has Wikipedia Incubator no

NLP tools

Hunspell status yes
Hunspell coverage 0.65
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 5
Language descriptions all 5
Language in online resource None
Language in any resource None
Online resource about the language 10
Any resource about the language 11


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 429
Number of words 66,058
Number of characters None
Has FLOSS spell checkers yes
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 617,315
In WALS no
In Omniglot no
On no
Uriel features 38
In Leipzig Corpora yes
In SIREN project no