Digital Language Vitality | Malayalam

Malayalam (mal)



English name Malayalam
Native name മലയാളം
SIL code mal
Alternative names alealum, central kerala, kasargod, kayavar, kerala north, kerala northern, kerala south, kerala southern, malabar, malayal, malayalam, malayalani, malayali, malean, maliyad, mallealle, mapilla, mopla, moplah, nagari-malayalam, namboodiri, nasrani, nayar, pulaya, മലയാളം
Speakers L1: 33,590,300 (ethnologue)
Country India
Region Southern Asia
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code mal_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


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


Has Wikipedia yes
Wikipedia articles 47,481
Wikipedia real articles 27,883
Wikipedia adjusted size 315,113,039
Wikipedia total 316,622
Wikipedia edits 2,508,700
Wikipedia admins 19
Wikipedia users 89,137
Wikipedia active users 301
Wikipedia images 5,072
Wikipedia depth 255
Has Wikipedia Incubator no

NLP tools

Hunspell status yes
Hunspell coverage 0.4
TreeTagger no

Open Language Archives Community

Primary texts online 3
Primary texts all 3
Lexical resources online 2
Lexical resources all 3
Language descriptions online 7
Language descriptions all 9
Language in online resource 2
Language in any resource 8
Online resource about the language 12
Any resource about the language 15


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 755
Number of words 234,452
Number of characters None
Has FLOSS spell checkers yes
In Watchtower yes
Has UDHR translation yes

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 yes

Other databases

Panlex translations 120,143
In WALS no
In Omniglot yes
On no
Uriel features 209
In Leipzig Corpora yes
In SIREN project no