Digital Language Vitality | Zulu

Zulu (zul)



English name Zulu
Native name isiZulu
SIL code zul
Alternative names isizulu, isizulu zulu, kingoni, lala, ngoni, northern zulu, qwabe, southern zulu, zulu, zulunorthern, zulusouthern, zunda
Speakers L1: 11,969,100 (ethnologue),
L2: 15,700,000 (ethnologue)
Country South Africa
Region Southern Africa
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code zul_____________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 yes
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 887
Wikipedia real articles 82
Wikipedia adjusted size 1,076,101
Wikipedia total 4,178
Wikipedia edits 39,637
Wikipedia admins 0
Wikipedia users 9,029
Wikipedia active users 16
Wikipedia images 0
Wikipedia depth 131
Has Wikipedia Incubator no

NLP tools

Hunspell status yes
Hunspell coverage 0.33
TreeTagger no

Open Language Archives Community

Primary texts online 3
Primary texts all 4
Lexical resources online 2
Lexical resources all 3
Language descriptions online 6
Language descriptions all 10
Language in online resource 1
Language in any resource 3
Online resource about the language 26
Any resource about the language 31


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 1,714
Number of words 1,046,525
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 yes

Other databases

Panlex translations 21,683
In WALS no
In Omniglot yes
On yes
Uriel features 269
In Leipzig Corpora yes
In SIREN project yes