Digital Language Vitality | Alekano

Alekano (gah)



English name Alekano
Native name
SIL code gah
Alternative names gafuku, gahuku, gahuku-gama, zo'maga
Speakers L1: 25,000 (ethnologue),
L1: 16,000 (Alekano Organised Phonology Data” . Ellis W. Deibler (1992)),
L1: 40,000 (Dictionaries of Alekano - English and English - Alekano Compiled by Wanimapi” . Ellis W.),
L1: 7,000 (A Gahuku-Yaweyuha Comparative Grammar” (34) . Ellis W. Deibler (1976)),
L1: 19,472 (aggregate),
L1: 25,000 (World Oral Literature Project” .),
L1: 25,000 (Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Edition (2009)” . M. Paul Lewis · SIL Interna)
Country Papua New Guinea
Region Melanesia
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code gah_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 7
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 no

NLP tools

Hunspell status
Hunspell coverage None
TreeTagger no

Open Language Archives Community

Primary texts online 16
Primary texts all 17
Lexical resources online 9
Lexical resources all 9
Language descriptions online 8
Language descriptions all 13
Language in online resource None
Language in any resource None
Online resource about the language 5
Any resource about the language 31


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 287
Number of words 209,920
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 yes
Has Swadesh 207 no

Other databases

Panlex translations 654,703
In WALS no
In Omniglot no
On yes
Uriel features 62
In Leipzig Corpora no
In SIREN project no