Digital Language Vitality | Lingala

Lingala (lin)



English name Lingala
Native name Lingála
SIL code lin
Alternative names lingala, lingála, ngala
Speakers L1: 2,141,300 (ethnologue)
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
Region Middle Africa
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code lin_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 2
In no
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 no
Firefox dictionary yes
Office language pack no
Office interface pack no


Has Wikipedia yes
Wikipedia articles 2,777
Wikipedia real articles 156
Wikipedia adjusted size 1,557,566
Wikipedia total 8,306
Wikipedia edits 117,471
Wikipedia admins 2
Wikipedia users 6,815
Wikipedia active users 9
Wikipedia images 28
Wikipedia depth 56
Has Wikipedia Incubator no

NLP tools

Hunspell status yes
Hunspell coverage 0.43
TreeTagger no

Open Language Archives Community

Primary texts online 1
Primary texts all 1
Lexical resources online 1
Lexical resources all 1
Language descriptions online 6
Language descriptions all 6
Language in online resource 0
Language in any resource 10
Online resource about the language 8
Any resource about the language 13


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 265
Number of words 625,322
Number of characters None
Has FLOSS spell checkers yes
In Watchtower yes
Has UDHR translation yes

Indigenous Tweets project

Number of blogs 2
Number of posts 9
Number of words 10,351
Number of users 20
Number of tweets 11,369

Swadesh lists

Has Swadesh 110 yes
Has Swadesh 207 yes

Other databases

Panlex translations 35
In WALS no
In Omniglot yes
On no
Uriel features 202
In Leipzig Corpora yes
In SIREN project no