Digital Language Vitality | Isthmus Zapotec

Isthmus Zapotec (zai)



English name Isthmus Zapotec
Native name diidxazá
SIL code zai
Alternative names del istmo zapoteco, isthmus, isthmus zapotec, isthus zapotec:, istmo zapoteco, zapotec, zapotecisthmus, zapoteco, ístmo
Speakers L1: 85,000 (ethnologue),
L1: 80,000 ("Doctoral Dissertation Research: Documenting information structure in Isthmus Zapotec" NSF),
L1: 85,000 (Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Edition (2009)” . M. Paul Lewis · SIL Interna),
L1: 82,462 (aggregate)
Country Mexico
Region Central America
Champion Zapotec (zap)
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code zai_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 5
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 2
Lexical resources all 4
Language descriptions online 6
Language descriptions all 10
Language in online resource 1
Language in any resource 1
Online resource about the language 27
Any resource about the language 52


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 69
Number of words 244,572
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 537

Swadesh lists

Has Swadesh 110 yes
Has Swadesh 207 yes

Other databases

Panlex translations 76,638
In WALS no
In Omniglot no
On yes
Uriel features 73
In Leipzig Corpora no
In SIREN project no