Digital Language Vitality | Bislama

Bislama (bis)



English name Bislama
Native name Bislama
SIL code bis
Alternative names [bislaˈma], bichelamar, bislama, english, ˈbɪsləmɑː
Speakers L1: 10,000 (ethnologue)
Country Vanuatu
Region Melanesia
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code bis_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 3
In no
Vitality (Kornai, 2013) borderline

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 yes
Wikipedia articles 787
Wikipedia real articles 11
Wikipedia adjusted size 41,788
Wikipedia total 2,351
Wikipedia edits 39,592
Wikipedia admins 0
Wikipedia users 6,219
Wikipedia active users 18
Wikipedia images 0
Wikipedia depth 67
Has Wikipedia Incubator no

NLP tools

Hunspell status no
Hunspell coverage None
TreeTagger no

Open Language Archives Community

Primary texts online 32
Primary texts all 32
Lexical resources online 2
Lexical resources all 3
Language descriptions online 5
Language descriptions all 5
Language in online resource 126
Language in any resource 137
Online resource about the language 12
Any resource about the language 20


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 1,062
Number of words 450,661
Number of characters None
Has FLOSS spell checkers yes
In Watchtower yes
Has UDHR translation yes

Indigenous Tweets project

Number of blogs 1
Number of posts 5
Number of words 1,266
Number of users 9
Number of tweets 218

Swadesh lists

Has Swadesh 110 no
Has Swadesh 207 no

Other databases

Panlex translations 231,314
In WALS no
In Omniglot yes
On no
Uriel features 1
In Leipzig Corpora no
In SIREN project no