Digital Language Vitality | Wayuu

Wayuu (guc)



English name Wayuu
Native name Wayuunaiki
SIL code guc
Alternative names goahiro, goajiro, guajira, guajiro, uáira, wahiro, waiu, wayu, wayunaiki, wayuu, wayuunaiki
Speakers L1: 321,000 (ethnologue),
L1: 333,253 (aggregate),
L1: 318,500 (Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger” . Christopher Moseley (ed.) (2010) UNESCO ),
L1: 305,000 (World Oral Literature Project” .),
L1: 305,000 (Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Edition (2009)” . M. Paul Lewis · SIL Interna),
L1: 312,730 (South America” (103-196) . Mily Crevels (2007) , C. Moseley · London & New York: Ro),
L1: 443,604 (Language endangerment in South America: The clock is ticking.” (167-234) . Crevels, Mil)
Country Colombia
Region South America
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code guc_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 5
In yes
Vitality (Kornai, 2013) borderline

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 4
Primary texts all 7
Lexical resources online 2
Lexical resources all 6
Language descriptions online 12
Language descriptions all 19
Language in online resource None
Language in any resource None
Online resource about the language 24
Any resource about the language 45


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 253
Number of words 133,449
Number of characters None
Has FLOSS spell checkers no
In Watchtower yes
Has UDHR translation yes

Indigenous Tweets project

Number of blogs None
Number of posts None
Number of words None
Number of users 11
Number of tweets 163

Swadesh lists

Has Swadesh 110 yes
Has Swadesh 207 yes

Other databases

Panlex translations 360,298
In WALS no
In Omniglot yes
On yes
Uriel features 242
In Leipzig Corpora no
In SIREN project no