Digital Language Vitality | Western Frisian

Western Frisian (fry)



English name Western Frisian
Native name Frysk
SIL code fry
Alternative names fries, fries westerlauwers, frisian, frisian west, frisian western, frisianwestern, frysk, frysk westerlauwersk, klaaifrysk, súdhoeksk, wâldfrysk
Speakers L1: 467,000 (ethnologue),
L1: 300,000 (Dutch, Frisian, and Low German: The State Language of the Netherlands and its Relationship),
L1: 350,000 (Personal communication on West Frisian” . N.H. Hilton and Jan Ybema and Nienke Jet de Vr),
L1: 324,037 (aggregate)
Country Netherlands
Region Western Europe
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code fry_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 2
In yes
Vitality (Kornai, 2013) living

Language packs

Windows10 input method no
Mac input no
Ubuntu input yes
Windows language pack no
Mac language pack no
Ubuntu language pack yes
Firefox language pack yes
Firefox dictionary yes
Office language pack no
Office interface pack no


Has Wikipedia yes
Wikipedia articles 36,994
Wikipedia real articles 17,762
Wikipedia adjusted size 157,220,915
Wikipedia total 95,514
Wikipedia edits 854,438
Wikipedia admins 9
Wikipedia users 24,105
Wikipedia active users 64
Wikipedia images 5,979
Wikipedia depth 22
Has Wikipedia Incubator no

NLP tools

Hunspell status yes
Hunspell coverage 0.77
TreeTagger no

Open Language Archives Community

Primary texts online None
Primary texts all None
Lexical resources online 1
Lexical resources all 1
Language descriptions online 2
Language descriptions all 2
Language in online resource 1
Language in any resource 1
Online resource about the language 8
Any resource about the language 8


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 2,645
Number of words 1,817,642
Number of characters None
Has FLOSS spell checkers yes
In Watchtower no
Has UDHR translation yes

Indigenous Tweets project

Number of blogs 21
Number of posts 4,853
Number of words 1,070,237
Number of users 2,712
Number of tweets 900,159

Swadesh lists

Has Swadesh 110 yes
Has Swadesh 207 yes

Other databases

Panlex translations 760,989
In WALS no
In Omniglot yes
On no
Uriel features 31
In Leipzig Corpora yes
In SIREN project no