Digital Language Vitality | Scottish Gaelic

Scottish Gaelic (gla)



English name Scottish Gaelic
Native name Gàidhlig
SIL code gla
Alternative names albannach gaidhlig, erse, gadhelisch, gaelic, gaelic gàidhlig scots, gaelic scots, gaelic scottish, gaelicscots, gàidhlig, scotch-gaelic, scottish
Speakers L1: 63,130 (ethnologue),
L1: 24,494 (Europe and North Asia” (211-282) . Tapani Salminen (2007) , C. Moseley · London & N),
L1: 51,185 (aggregate),
L1: 66,780 (Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Edition (2009)” . M. Paul Lewis · SIL Interna),
L1: 58,552 (Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger” . Christopher Moseley (ed.) (2010) UNESCO ),
L1: 59,000 (Scots Gaelic” (36-38) . K. MacKinnon (2006) , Keith Brown · Boston: Elsevier),
L1: 62,175 (World Oral Literature Project” .)
Country United Kingdom
Region Northern Europe
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code gla_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 4
In yes
Vitality (Kornai, 2013) living

Language packs

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


Has Wikipedia yes
Wikipedia articles 14,345
Wikipedia real articles 2,989
Wikipedia adjusted size 19,176,120
Wikipedia total 29,781
Wikipedia edits 540,870
Wikipedia admins 5
Wikipedia users 14,690
Wikipedia active users 45
Wikipedia images 348
Wikipedia depth 21
Has Wikipedia Incubator no

NLP tools

Hunspell status yes
Hunspell coverage 0.66
TreeTagger no

Open Language Archives Community

Primary texts online 1
Primary texts all 1
Lexical resources online 2
Lexical resources all 2
Language descriptions online 5
Language descriptions all 6
Language in online resource 3
Language in any resource 3
Online resource about the language 14
Any resource about the language 14


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 17,308
Number of words 1,541,302
Number of characters None
Has FLOSS spell checkers yes
In Watchtower yes
Has UDHR translation yes

Indigenous Tweets project

Number of blogs 73
Number of posts 3,249
Number of words 553,672
Number of users 1,834
Number of tweets 289,870

Swadesh lists

Has Swadesh 110 yes
Has Swadesh 207 yes

Other databases

Panlex translations 962,411
In WALS no
In Omniglot yes
On yes
Uriel features 70
In Leipzig Corpora yes
In SIREN project no