Digital Language Vitality | Venda

Venda (ven)



English name Venda
Native name Tshivenḓa
SIL code ven
Alternative names cevenda, chivenda, guvhu, ilafuri, lembetu, manda, mbedzi, phani, tavha-tsindi, tavhatsindi, tshivenda, tshivenḓa, tshivenḓa venda, venda
Speakers L1: 1,294,000 (ethnologue)
Country South Africa
Region Southern Africa
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code ven_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


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

Language packs

Windows10 input method no
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 no
Office interface pack no


Has Wikipedia yes
Wikipedia articles 238
Wikipedia real articles 65
Wikipedia adjusted size 457,190
Wikipedia total 1,512
Wikipedia edits 17,391
Wikipedia admins 0
Wikipedia users 3,800
Wikipedia active users 13
Wikipedia images 0
Wikipedia depth 0
Has Wikipedia Incubator no

NLP tools

Hunspell status yes
Hunspell coverage 0.66
TreeTagger no

Open Language Archives Community

Primary texts online 1
Primary texts all 1
Lexical resources online 1
Lexical resources all 2
Language descriptions online 2
Language descriptions all 3
Language in online resource None
Language in any resource None
Online resource about the language 5
Any resource about the language 5


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 291
Number of words 450,994
Number of characters None
Has FLOSS spell checkers yes
In Watchtower yes
Has UDHR translation yes

Indigenous Tweets project

Number of blogs None
Number of posts None
Number of words None
Number of users 25
Number of tweets 27,785

Swadesh lists

Has Swadesh 110 no
Has Swadesh 207 no

Other databases

Panlex translations 78,272
In WALS no
In Omniglot yes
On yes
Uriel features 36
In Leipzig Corpora yes
In SIREN project no