Digital Language Vitality | Southern Sotho

Southern Sotho (sot)



English name Southern Sotho
Native name Sesotho
SIL code sot
Alternative names sesotho, sesotho sotho southern, sesutu, sisutho, sotho, sotho southern, souto, suthu, suto, sutu, taung
Speakers L1: 5,634,000 (ethnologue)
Country Lesotho
Region Southern Africa
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code sot_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 1
In no
Vitality (Kornai, 2013) living

Language packs

Windows10 input method no
Mac input no
Ubuntu input yes
Windows language pack yes
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 382
Wikipedia real articles 17
Wikipedia adjusted size 117,215
Wikipedia total 2,922
Wikipedia edits 19,289
Wikipedia admins 0
Wikipedia users 5,384
Wikipedia active users 5
Wikipedia images 0
Wikipedia depth 0
Has Wikipedia Incubator no

NLP tools

Hunspell status no
Hunspell coverage None
TreeTagger no

Open Language Archives Community

Primary texts online 2
Primary texts all 2
Lexical resources online 1
Lexical resources all 3
Language descriptions online 2
Language descriptions all 3
Language in online resource None
Language in any resource None
Online resource about the language 9
Any resource about the language 13


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 1,715
Number of words 753,006
Number of characters None
Has FLOSS spell checkers yes
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 None
Number of tweets None

Swadesh lists

Has Swadesh 110 no
Has Swadesh 207 no

Other databases

Panlex translations 98,090
In WALS no
In Omniglot yes
On yes
Uriel features 49
In Leipzig Corpora yes
In SIREN project no