Digital Language Vitality | Ainu (Japan)

Ainu (Japan) (ain)



English name Ainu (Japan)
Native name Ainu Itak
SIL code ain
Alternative names ainu, ainu itak, aynu itak, ezo, hokkaido, kuril, kurili, saghilin, sakhalin, shikotan, taraika, tsishima, yezo, アイヌ イタㇰ
Speakers L1: 10 (ethnologue),
L1: 15 (Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger” . Christopher Moseley (ed.) (2010) UNESCO ),
L1: 2 (Personal Communication” . Dr. Alexander "Sasha" Vovin),
L1: 10 (Personal Communication on Ainu (Japan)” . Solnit, David (2012)),
L1: 15 (Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Edition (2009)” . M. Paul Lewis · SIL Interna),
L1: 9 (aggregate),
L1: 15 (World Oral Literature Project” .)
Country Japan
Region Eastern Asia
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code ain_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 8b
In yes
Vitality (Kornai, 2013) dead

Language packs

Windows10 input method no
Mac input no
Ubuntu input no
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 no
Has Wikipedia Incubator yes

NLP tools

Hunspell status
Hunspell coverage None
TreeTagger no

Open Language Archives Community

Primary texts online None
Primary texts all None
Lexical resources online 2
Lexical resources all 2
Language descriptions online 5
Language descriptions all 5
Language in online resource 1
Language in any resource 1
Online resource about the language 11
Any resource about the language 12


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 556
Number of words 48,093
Number of characters None
Has FLOSS spell checkers no
In Watchtower no
Has UDHR translation no

Indigenous Tweets project

Number of blogs None
Number of posts None
Number of words None
Number of users 14
Number of tweets 7,986

Swadesh lists

Has Swadesh 110 yes
Has Swadesh 207 no

Other databases

Panlex translations 196
In WALS yes
In Omniglot yes
On no
Uriel features 266
In Leipzig Corpora no
In SIREN project no