Digital Language Vitality | //Gana

//Gana (gnk)



English name //Gana
Native name
SIL code gnk
Alternative names //gana, //ganakhwe, /khessakoe, balanka, domkhoe, dxana, g//ana, g//anakhwe, gxana, gxanna, g||aa, g||aakhwe, g||ana, g||ana-khwe, g||anakhwe, gǁana, kanakhoe, kanakoe, |khessákhoe, ||gana
Speakers L1: 2,000 (ethnologue),
L1: 1,030 (The twelve modern Khoisan languages” . Matthias Brenzinger (2011)),
L1: 3,000 (A sociolinguistic survey of the languages of Botswana” (1-142) . Hasselbring, Sue (200),
L1: 1,500 (Language Endangerment in Southern and Eastern Africa” (179-204 ch. 9) . Matthias Brenzi),
L1: 2,000 (World Oral Literature Project” .),
L1: 1,565 (aggregate),
L1: 2,000 (Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Edition (2009)” . M. Paul Lewis · SIL Interna),
L1: 800 (Khoisan groups and languages” (123-142) . Lars-Gunnar Andersson and Tore Janson (1997)),
L1: 1,550 (Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger” . Christopher Moseley (ed.) (2010) UNESCO )
Country Botswana
Region Southern Africa
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code gnk_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 6a
In yes
Vitality (Kornai, 2013) dead

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 no
Has Wikipedia Incubator no

NLP tools

Hunspell status
Hunspell coverage None
TreeTagger no

Open Language Archives Community

Primary texts online None
Primary texts all None
Lexical resources online 0
Lexical resources all 1
Language descriptions online 1
Language descriptions all 1
Language in online resource None
Language in any resource None
Online resource about the language 2
Any resource about the language 3


Source Crubadan
Number of documents None
Number of words None
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 no

Other databases

Panlex translations 199,965
In WALS no
In Omniglot no
On no
Uriel features 0
In Leipzig Corpora no
In SIREN project no