Digital Language Vitality | Swahili (individual language)

Swahili (individual language) (swh)



English name Swahili (individual language)
Native name Kiswahili
SIL code swh
Alternative names af-bajuun, af-chimwiini, amu, arab-swahili, bajun, bajuni, barwaani, bravanese, chimbalazi, chimiini, chimwiini, coastal swahili, gunya, hadimu, kibajuni, kimvita, kishamba, kisuaheli, kisuahili, kiswaheli, kiswahili, kiswahili swahili, kiunguja, mbalazi, mgao, mombasa, mrima, mvita, mwiini, mwini, pemba, phemba, shamba, suahili, swahili, t'ik'uu, tambatu, tikulu, tukulu, unguja, zanzibar
Speakers L1: 15,437,390 (ethnologue),
L1: 0 (aggregate)
Country Tanzania
Region Eastern Africa
Champion Swahili (macrolanguage) (swa)
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code swh_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 1
In no
Vitality (Kornai, 2013) living

Language packs

Windows10 input method no
Mac input no
Ubuntu input no
Windows language pack yes
Mac language pack no
Ubuntu language pack no
Firefox language pack yes
Firefox dictionary no
Office language pack yes
Office interface pack no


Has Wikipedia yes
Wikipedia articles 35,147
Wikipedia real articles 6,435
Wikipedia adjusted size 69,506,912
Wikipedia total 83,446
Wikipedia edits 1,031,225
Wikipedia admins 9
Wikipedia users 26,011
Wikipedia active users 65
Wikipedia images 1,913
Wikipedia depth 23
Has Wikipedia Incubator no

NLP tools

Hunspell status
Hunspell coverage None
TreeTagger yes

Open Language Archives Community

Primary texts online 2
Primary texts all 5
Lexical resources online 1
Lexical resources all 6
Language descriptions online 10
Language descriptions all 21
Language in online resource 4
Language in any resource 43
Online resource about the language 39
Any resource about the language 65


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 3
Number of words 1,712,136
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 1,296
Number of tweets 8,028,087

Swadesh lists

Has Swadesh 110 yes
Has Swadesh 207 yes

Other databases

Panlex translations 13
In WALS yes
In Omniglot yes
On yes
Uriel features 270
In Leipzig Corpora yes
In SIREN project yes