Digital Language Vitality | Niuean

Niuean (niu)



English name Niuean
Native name Niuē
SIL code niu
Alternative names "niuefekai", 'niuefekai', niue, niuean, niuefekai, niuē
Speakers L1: 7,767 (ethnologue),
L1: 7,990 (Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Edition (2009)” . M. Paul Lewis · SIL Interna),
L1: 7,300 (On the Edge of Grammar: Discourse Particles in Niuean” (191-205) . Diane Massam, and Do),
L1: 14,000 (Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger” . Christopher Moseley (ed.) (2010) UNESCO ),
L1: 8,973 (aggregate),
L1: 7,941 (World Oral Literature Project” .)
Country Niue
Region Polynesia
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code niu_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 1
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 yes

NLP tools

Hunspell status
Hunspell coverage None
TreeTagger no

Open Language Archives Community

Primary texts online 2
Primary texts all 2
Lexical resources online 4
Lexical resources all 4
Language descriptions online 2
Language descriptions all 2
Language in online resource None
Language in any resource None
Online resource about the language 6
Any resource about the language 6


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 134
Number of words 127,445
Number of characters None
Has FLOSS spell checkers no
In Watchtower yes
Has UDHR translation no

Indigenous Tweets project

Number of blogs None
Number of posts None
Number of words None
Number of users 25
Number of tweets 1,781

Swadesh lists

Has Swadesh 110 yes
Has Swadesh 207 no

Other databases

Panlex translations 300,715
In WALS no
In Omniglot yes
On no
Uriel features 70
In Leipzig Corpora no
In SIREN project no