Digital Language Vitality | South West Bay

South West Bay (sns)



English name South West Bay
Native name
SIL code sns
Alternative names labo, lamangkau, mallicolo, na'ahai, nahapa, nahavaq, seniang, sinesip
Speakers L1: 600 (ethnologue),
L1: 900 ("Initial Documentation of Na'ahai, a language of Malakula, Vanuatu" HRELP Abstract” . An),
L1: 600 (Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Edition (2009)” . M. Paul Lewis · SIL Interna),
L1: 700 (Fillers and Placeholders in Nahavaq” (119-138) . Laura Dimock (2010) , Nino Amiridze ),
L1: 552 (aggregate),
L1: 250 (World Oral Literature Project” .),
L1: 500 (Australia and the Pacific” (424-557) . Stephen A Wurm (2007) Routledge),
L1: 600 ("Documentation and Description of the Nahavaq Language" HRELP Abstract” . Dimrock, Laura)
Country Vanuatu
Region Melanesia
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code sns_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 6b
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 no

NLP tools

Hunspell status
Hunspell coverage None
TreeTagger no

Open Language Archives Community

Primary texts online 305
Primary texts all 305
Lexical resources online 7
Lexical resources all 7
Language descriptions online 68
Language descriptions all 68
Language in online resource None
Language in any resource None
Online resource about the language 92
Any resource about the language 92


Source Crubadan
Number of documents None
Number of words None
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 yes
Has Swadesh 207 no

Other databases

Panlex translations 19,307
In WALS no
In Omniglot no
On no
Uriel features 0
In Leipzig Corpora no
In SIREN project no