Digital Language Vitality | Xhosa

Xhosa (xho)



English name Xhosa
Native name isiXhosa
SIL code xho
Alternative names 'caffre', 'cafre', 'cauzuh', 'kaffer', 'kaffir', [isikǁʰɔ́ːsa] isixhosa, cauzuh, english, isixhosa, isixhosa xhosa, koosa, xhosa, xosa, ˈko, ˈkɔ
Speakers L1: 8,177,300 (ethnologue)
Country South Africa
Region Southern Africa
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code xho_____________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 yes
Windows language pack no
Mac language pack no
Ubuntu language pack yes
Firefox language pack yes
Firefox dictionary yes
Office language pack yes
Office interface pack no


Has Wikipedia yes
Wikipedia articles 595
Wikipedia real articles 286
Wikipedia adjusted size 2,412,497
Wikipedia total 2,615
Wikipedia edits 29,804
Wikipedia admins 0
Wikipedia users 5,917
Wikipedia active users 13
Wikipedia images 0
Wikipedia depth 131
Has Wikipedia Incubator no

NLP tools

Hunspell status yes
Hunspell coverage 0.24
TreeTagger no

Open Language Archives Community

Primary texts online 3
Primary texts all 3
Lexical resources online 1
Lexical resources all 2
Language descriptions online 3
Language descriptions all 3
Language in online resource None
Language in any resource None
Online resource about the language 5
Any resource about the language 6


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 174
Number of words 226,341
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 no

Other databases

Panlex translations 10,948
In WALS no
In Omniglot yes
On yes
Uriel features 217
In Leipzig Corpora no
In SIREN project no