Digital Language Vitality | Khowar

Khowar (khw)



English name Khowar
Native name کھوار
SIL code khw
Alternative names arniya, arniyā, arnyiā, chitrali, chitrari, citrali, citālī, dardu, east khowar, eastern khowar, kashkari, khawar, khowar, khowar north, khowar northern, khowar south, khowar southern, khowar swat, khowār, patu, qashqari, qāšqarī, čitarī
Speakers L1: 242,200 (ethnologue),
L1: 222,800 (South Asia and the Middle East” (283-348) . George van Driem (2007) , Christopher Mos),
L1: 242,000 (Language policy, multilingualism and language vitality in Pakistan” (73-106) . Tariq Ra),
L1: 300,000 (Dardic” (818-894) . Elena Bashir (2003) , George Cardona and Dhanesh Jain · London ),
L1: 252,901 (aggregate)
Country Pakistan
Region Southern Asia
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code khw_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 3
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 1
Lexical resources all 1
Language descriptions online 2
Language descriptions all 2
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 94
Number of words 6,314
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 None
Number of tweets None

Swadesh lists

Has Swadesh 110 no
Has Swadesh 207 no

Other databases

Panlex translations 50
In WALS no
In Omniglot yes
On no
Uriel features 21
In Leipzig Corpora no
In SIREN project no