Digital Language Vitality | Bambara

Bambara (bam)



English name Bambara
Native name Bamanankan
SIL code bam
Alternative names bamako, bamana, bamanakan, bamanankan, bambara, bambara standard, beledugu, eastern maninkakan, ganadugu, san, segou, sikasso, somono, wassulu, wassulunka, wassulunke, wasulu, wasulunkakan, wasuu
Speakers L1: 4,072,040 (ethnologue),
L2: 10,000,000 (ethnologue)
Country Mali
Region Western Africa
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code bam_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 3
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 no
Firefox language pack no
Firefox dictionary no
Office language pack no
Office interface pack no


Has Wikipedia yes
Wikipedia articles 410
Wikipedia real articles 114
Wikipedia adjusted size 682,725
Wikipedia total 3,072
Wikipedia edits 36,712
Wikipedia admins 1
Wikipedia users 6,492
Wikipedia active users 9
Wikipedia images 0
Wikipedia depth 0
Has Wikipedia Incubator no

NLP tools

Hunspell status no
Hunspell coverage None
TreeTagger no

Open Language Archives Community

Primary texts online None
Primary texts all None
Lexical resources online 2
Lexical resources all 5
Language descriptions online 8
Language descriptions all 11
Language in online resource 0
Language in any resource 3
Online resource about the language 15
Any resource about the language 20


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 255
Number of words 432,079
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 3
Number of tweets 1,107

Swadesh lists

Has Swadesh 110 yes
Has Swadesh 207 yes

Other databases

Panlex translations 843,860
In WALS yes
In Omniglot yes
On no
Uriel features 236
In Leipzig Corpora yes
In SIREN project no