Digital Language Vitality | Kalaallisut

Kalaallisut (kal)



English name Kalaallisut
Native name Kalaallisut
SIL code kal
Alternative names east greenlandic, eastern greenlandic, eskimo, eskimo greenlandic, eskimo polar, greenlandic, greenlandic inuktitut, greenlandic kalaallisut, greenlandic north, greenlandic northern, greenlandic south, greenlandic southern, greenlandic west, greenlandic western, greenlandiceast, greenlandicsouth, greenlandicwest, iniktun, inuit, inuit thule, inuktitut, inuktun, kalaallisut
Speakers L1: 57,000 (ethnologue),
L1: 57,800 (Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Edition (2009)” . M. Paul Lewis · SIL Interna),
L1: 53,000 (Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger” . Christopher Moseley (ed.) (2010) UNESCO ),
L1: 54,800 (World Oral Literature Project” .),
L1: 53,000 (North America” (1-96) . Victor Golla (2007) , C. Moseley · London & New York: Routl),
L1: 54,615 (aggregate)
Country Greenland
Region Northern America
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code kal_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 1
In yes
Vitality (Kornai, 2013) living

Language packs

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


Has Wikipedia yes
Wikipedia articles 1,643
Wikipedia real articles 117
Wikipedia adjusted size 781,210
Wikipedia total 4,775
Wikipedia edits 73,268
Wikipedia admins 2
Wikipedia users 7,694
Wikipedia active users 13
Wikipedia images 0
Wikipedia depth 56
Has Wikipedia Incubator no

NLP tools

Hunspell status no
Hunspell coverage None
TreeTagger no

Open Language Archives Community

Primary texts online 4
Primary texts all 6
Lexical resources online 1
Lexical resources all 1
Language descriptions online 6
Language descriptions all 6
Language in online resource None
Language in any resource None
Online resource about the language 13
Any resource about the language 14


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 1,170
Number of words 170,493
Number of characters None
Has FLOSS spell checkers no
In Watchtower yes
Has UDHR translation yes

Indigenous Tweets project

Number of blogs 5
Number of posts 260
Number of words 16,297
Number of users 21
Number of tweets 14,762

Swadesh lists

Has Swadesh 110 no
Has Swadesh 207 no

Other databases

Panlex translations 79,450
In WALS yes
In Omniglot yes
On no
Uriel features 267
In Leipzig Corpora yes
In SIREN project no