Digital Language Vitality | Tswana

Tswana (tsn)



English name Tswana
Native name Setswana
SIL code tsn
Alternative names beetjuans, chuana, chwana, coana, cuana, hurutshe, kgatla, kwena, lete, mangwato, melete, ngwaketse, ngwato, ngwatu, rolong, sechuana, sehurutshe, setswana, setswana tswana, sotho western, tawana, thlaping, thlaro, tlahaping, tlapi, tlhaping, tlharo, tlokwa, tshwana, tsiwaha, tswana
Speakers L1: 5,181,700 (ethnologue),
L2: 150,000 (ethnologue)
Country Botswana
Region Southern Africa
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code tsn_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 1
In no
Vitality (Kornai, 2013) living

Language packs

Windows10 input method yes
Mac input no
Ubuntu input yes
Windows language pack no
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 616
Wikipedia real articles 321
Wikipedia adjusted size 3,984,944
Wikipedia total 2,546
Wikipedia edits 22,178
Wikipedia admins 1
Wikipedia users 4,907
Wikipedia active users 12
Wikipedia images 0
Wikipedia depth 86
Has Wikipedia Incubator no

NLP tools

Hunspell status yes
Hunspell coverage None
TreeTagger no

Open Language Archives Community

Primary texts online None
Primary texts all None
Lexical resources online 1
Lexical resources all 2
Language descriptions online 2
Language descriptions all 3
Language in online resource 0
Language in any resource 2
Online resource about the language 14
Any resource about the language 19


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 8,264
Number of words 1,370,739
Number of characters None
Has FLOSS spell checkers yes
In Watchtower yes
Has UDHR translation yes

Indigenous Tweets project

Number of blogs 6
Number of posts 64
Number of words 77,940
Number of users 314
Number of tweets 785,849

Swadesh lists

Has Swadesh 110 no
Has Swadesh 207 no

Other databases

Panlex translations 56,854
In WALS no
In Omniglot yes
On yes
Uriel features 1
In Leipzig Corpora yes
In SIREN project no