Digital Language Vitality | Wambaya

Wambaya (wmb)



English name Wambaya
Native name
SIL code wmb
Alternative names binbinga, binbinka, gudandji, macarthur subgroup, umbai, umbaia, umbia, wambaia, wambaja, wambaya, wambayan, wampaja, wampaya, wom-by-a, wombaia, wombya, won-baia, yumpia
Speakers L1: 89 (ethnologue),
L1: 20 (Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger” . Christopher Moseley (ed.) (2010) UNESCO ),
L1: 12 (Australasia and the Pacific” (97-126 ch. 4) . Darrell Tryon (2007) , R. E. Asher and ),
L1: 2 (Australasia and the Pacific” (425-577) . Stephen Wurm (2007) , Christopher Moseley · ),
L1: 20 (Austlang: Australian Indigenous Languages Database” . AIATSIS),
L1: 6 (aggregate),
L1: 1 (Evaluating a Crosslinguistic Grammar Resource: A Case Study of Wambaya” (977-985) . Emi),
L1: 12 (World Oral Literature Project” .),
L1: 1 (A Grammar of Wambaya” . Rachel Nordlinger (1993) Pacific Linguistics),
L1: 12 (Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Edition (2009)” . M. Paul Lewis · SIL Interna),
L1: 2 (Austlang: Australian Indigenous Languages Database” . AIATSIS),
L1: 2 (aggregate)
Country Australia
Region Australia and New Zealand
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code wmb_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 6b
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 no

NLP tools

Hunspell status
Hunspell coverage None
TreeTagger no

Open Language Archives Community

Primary texts online 33
Primary texts all 33
Lexical resources online 2
Lexical resources all 2
Language descriptions online 4
Language descriptions all 4
Language in online resource None
Language in any resource None
Online resource about the language 26
Any resource about the language 26


Source Crubadan
Number of documents None
Number of words None
Number of characters None
Has FLOSS spell checkers no
In Watchtower no
Has UDHR translation no

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 yes
Has Swadesh 207 yes

Other databases

Panlex translations 2,139
In WALS yes
In Omniglot no
On no
Uriel features 59
In Leipzig Corpora no
In SIREN project no