Digital Language Vitality | Khoekhoe

Khoekhoe (naq)



English name Khoekhoe
Native name Nàmá
SIL code naq
Alternative names 'hottentot', 'khoekhoegowab', 'khoekhoegowap', 'klipkaffer', 'klipkaffern', berdama, bergdama, bergdamara, bushman kakuya, bushman kakuya nasie, cap-dialekt, cape hottentot, central damara, dama, damaqua, damara, damara sesfontein, gimsbok nama, gri, grikwa, griqua, gry, hottentot, hottentot nama, hottentottisch, khiri, khoe, khoekhoe, khoekhoegowab, khoekhoegowap, khoeknoegowap, khoi, kupkaferrn, kupkaffer, maqua, nama, nama namibia, namakwa, naman, namaqua, namidama, nasie, nasie rooi, nàmá, tama, tamakwa, tamma, xirikwa, xrikwa
Speakers L1: 251,100 (ethnologue),
L1: 109,015 (aggregate),
L1: 233,701 (World Oral Literature Project” .),
L1: 175,000 (Language vitality among the Nama of Tshabong” (47-56) . Batibo, Herman M. and Tsonope, ),
L1: 251,100 (Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Edition (2009)” . M. Paul Lewis · SIL Interna),
L1: 7,506 (≠Akhoe Hai//om” . Thomas Widlok and Christian Rapold and Gertie Hoymann (2006)),
L1: 199,749 (The twelve modern Khoisan languages” . Matthias Brenzinger (2011))
Country Namibia
Region Southern Africa
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code naq_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 4
In yes
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 yes

NLP tools

Hunspell status
Hunspell coverage None
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 4
Language descriptions all 4
Language in online resource None
Language in any resource None
Online resource about the language 48
Any resource about the language 50


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 28
Number of words 41,291
Number of characters None
Has FLOSS spell checkers no
In Watchtower yes
Has UDHR translation no

Indigenous Tweets project

Number of blogs None
Number of posts None
Number of words None
Number of users 2
Number of tweets 29

Swadesh lists

Has Swadesh 110 yes
Has Swadesh 207 no

Other databases

Panlex translations 165,113
In WALS yes
In Omniglot yes
On yes
Uriel features 269
In Leipzig Corpora no
In SIREN project no