Digital Language Vitality | Breton

Breton (bre)



English name Breton
Native name Brezhoneg
SIL code bre
Alternative names breton, breton falhuneg, breton modern, breton se, breton st, breton unified, brezhoneg, cornouaillais, gwenedeg, kerneveg, leonais, leoneg, tregerieg, tregorrois, vannetais
Speakers L1: 206,000 (ethnologue),
L1: 250,000 (Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger” . Christopher Moseley (ed.) (2010) UNESCO ),
L1: 307,546 (aggregate),
L1: 206,000 (Donneés clés sur breton” . Office Public de la Langue Brettone (2012)),
L1: 240,000 (Encyclopedia of the World's Endangered Languages” . Christopher Moseley (2007) Routl),
L1: 500,045 (Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Edition (2009)” . M. Paul Lewis · SIL Interna),
L1: 532,722 (World Oral Literature Project” .),
L1: 257,000 (Language, Culture and Identity in Brittany: The Sociolinguistics of Breton” (712-752 ch.)
Country France
Region Western Europe
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code bre_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 7
In yes
Vitality (Kornai, 2013) living

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 yes
Firefox dictionary yes
Office language pack no
Office interface pack no


Has Wikipedia yes
Wikipedia articles 61,065
Wikipedia real articles 15,430
Wikipedia adjusted size 115,060,382
Wikipedia total 121,143
Wikipedia edits 1,815,327
Wikipedia admins 8
Wikipedia users 41,556
Wikipedia active users 88
Wikipedia images 5,403
Wikipedia depth 15
Has Wikipedia Incubator no

NLP tools

Hunspell status yes
Hunspell coverage 0.75
TreeTagger no

Open Language Archives Community

Primary texts online 782
Primary texts all 782
Lexical resources online 3
Lexical resources all 3
Language descriptions online 4
Language descriptions all 4
Language in online resource 1
Language in any resource 1
Online resource about the language 14
Any resource about the language 15


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 10,343
Number of words 823,513
Number of characters None
Has FLOSS spell checkers yes
In Watchtower no
Has UDHR translation yes

Indigenous Tweets project

Number of blogs 29
Number of posts 1,519
Number of words 548,595
Number of users 550
Number of tweets 75,185

Swadesh lists

Has Swadesh 110 yes
Has Swadesh 207 yes

Other databases

Panlex translations 39,565
In WALS no
In Omniglot yes
On no
Uriel features 248
In Leipzig Corpora yes
In SIREN project no