Digital Language Vitality | Saisiyat

Saisiyat (xsy)



English name Saisiyat
Native name
SIL code xsy
Alternative names amutoura, bouiok, formosa sprache von, north saiset, northern saiset, saiset, saiset south, saiset southern, saisett, saisiat, saisiett, saisirat, saisyet, saisyett, seisirat, taai, tungho, 賽夏語
Speakers L1: 4,750 (ethnologue),
L1: 200 (Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger” . Christopher Moseley (ed.) (2010) UNESCO ),
L1: 4,750 (World Oral Literature Project” .),
L1: 4,750 (Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Edition (2009)” . M. Paul Lewis · SIL Interna),
L1: 1,879 (aggregate),
L1: 3,000 (A Study of Saisiyat Morphology” . Elizabeth Zeitoun and Tai-hwa Chu and Lalo a Tahesh Ka),
L1: 1,732 (Endangered languages and phonetic change: A case study of Saisiyat (瀕危語言及其語音變化—以台灣的賽夏語為例)”)
Country Taiwan
Region Eastern Asia
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code xsy_____________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 yes
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 None
Primary texts all None
Lexical resources online None
Lexical resources all None
Language descriptions online 1
Language descriptions all 1
Language in online resource None
Language in any resource None
Online resource about the language 1
Any resource about the language 1


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 13,348
In WALS no
In Omniglot no
On no
Uriel features 0
In Leipzig Corpora no
In SIREN project no