Digital Language Vitality | American Sign Language

American Sign Language (ase)



English name American Sign Language
Native name
SIL code ase
Alternative names american black language sign, american language sign, americansignlanguage, ameslan, asl, asl tactile, tasl
Speakers L1: 271,550 (ethnologue)
Country United States
Region Northern America
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code ase_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 5
In no
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 48
Primary texts all 48
Lexical resources online 0
Lexical resources all 6
Language descriptions online 45
Language descriptions all 47
Language in online resource 20
Language in any resource 20
Online resource about the language 18
Any resource about the language 33


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 no
Has Swadesh 207 no

Other databases

Panlex translations 12,396
In WALS no
In Omniglot no
On no
Uriel features 0
In Leipzig Corpora no
In SIREN project no