Digital Language Vitality | Chiquitano

Chiquitano (cax)



English name Chiquitano
Native name Bésiro
SIL code cax
Alternative names besïro, bésiro, chikitano, chiquitano, chiquito, concepción, de ignacio san velazco, javier san, javierano, miguel san, sansimoniano, santiago, tao, tarapecosi, xavierano
Speakers L1: 5,860 (ethnologue),
L1: 5,860 (Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Edition (2009)” . M. Paul Lewis · SIL Interna),
L1: 5,000 ("Documentation of Bésiro, the endangered language of the Chiquitano people of Lowland Boli),
L1: 5,544 (aggregate),
L1: 4,665 (Language endangerment in South America: The clock is ticking” (167-234) . Crevels, Mily),
L1: 6,550 (Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger” . Christopher Moseley (ed.) (2010) UNESCO ),
L1: 5,855 (World Oral Literature Project” .)
Country Bolivia
Region South America
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code cax_____________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 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 3
Primary texts all 3
Lexical resources online 1
Lexical resources all 1
Language descriptions online 8
Language descriptions all 8
Language in online resource 1
Language in any resource 1
Online resource about the language 8
Any resource about the language 20


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 5
Number of words 103,590
Number of characters None
Has FLOSS spell checkers yes
In Watchtower no
Has UDHR translation yes

Indigenous Tweets project

Number of blogs None
Number of posts None
Number of words None
Number of users 1
Number of tweets 201

Swadesh lists

Has Swadesh 110 no
Has Swadesh 207 no

Other databases

Panlex translations 189,256
In WALS no
In Omniglot no
On yes
Uriel features 195
In Leipzig Corpora no
In SIREN project no