Digital Language Vitality | Northern Frisian

Northern Frisian (frr)



English name Northern Frisian
Native name Frysk
SIL code frr
Alternative names ferring, fohr-amrum, frasch frisian northern, friesisch, frisian, frisian mainland, frisian north, frisian northern, frisian northern öömrang, frisiannorth, helgoland, mooringa, mooringer, nordfriesisch, northern, sylt, sölreng
Speakers L1: 10,000 (ethnologue),
L1: 9,457 (aggregate),
L1: 10,000 (Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Edition (2009)” . M. Paul Lewis · SIL Interna),
L1: 10,000 (Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger” . Christopher Moseley (ed.) (2010) UNESCO ),
L1: 8,000 (Europe and North Asia” (211-282) . Tapani Salminen (2007) , C. Moseley · London & N),
L1: 10,000 (World Oral Literature Project” .)
Country Germany
Region Western Europe
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code frr_____________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 yes
Firefox dictionary yes
Office language pack no
Office interface pack no


Has Wikipedia yes
Wikipedia articles 4,660
Wikipedia real articles 531
Wikipedia adjusted size 3,595,285
Wikipedia total 15,503
Wikipedia edits 115,021
Wikipedia admins 3
Wikipedia users 8,639
Wikipedia active users 24
Wikipedia images 624
Wikipedia depth 40
Has Wikipedia Incubator no

NLP tools

Hunspell status yes
Hunspell coverage 0.18
TreeTagger no

Open Language Archives Community

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


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 11
Number of words 12,314
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 180,386
In WALS no
In Omniglot yes
On no
Uriel features 158
In Leipzig Corpora yes
In SIREN project no