Digital Language Vitality | Bemba (Zambia)

Bemba (Zambia) (bem)



English name Bemba (Zambia)
Native name Cibemba
SIL code bem
Alternative names bangweulu of twa, bemba, bemba town, chibemba, chishinga, chiwemba, chiwemba icibemba, cibemba, ichibemba, kabende, lembue, lomotua, lomotwa, luapula, lunda, mukulu, ng'umbo, ngoma, nwesi, shila, unga, wemba
Speakers L1: 4,110,000 (ethnologue)
Country Zambia
Region Eastern Africa
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code bem_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 2
In no
Vitality (Kornai, 2013) borderline

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 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 1
Primary texts all 1
Lexical resources online 1
Lexical resources all 2
Language descriptions online 2
Language descriptions all 6
Language in online resource None
Language in any resource None
Online resource about the language 3
Any resource about the language 3


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 106
Number of words 125,451
Number of characters None
Has FLOSS spell checkers no
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 2
Number of tweets 13

Swadesh lists

Has Swadesh 110 no
Has Swadesh 207 no

Other databases

Panlex translations 322,097
In WALS no
In Omniglot yes
On yes
Uriel features 170
In Leipzig Corpora no
In SIREN project no