Digital Language Vitality | Kala Lagaw Ya

Kala Lagaw Ya (mwp)



English name Kala Lagaw Ya
Native name
SIL code mwp
Alternative names central strait torres, kala lagau langgus, kala lagaw, kala lagaw langgus, kala lagaw ya, kala ya yagaw, kalalagawya, kalaw kawaw, kalaw kawaw ya, kalaw lagaw ya, langus, mabuiag, torres west, torres western, yagar yagar
Speakers L1: 1,210 (ethnologue),
L1: 1,500 (A sketch of Kalaw Kawaw Ya” (118-142) . Ford, Kevin and Ober, Dana (1991) , S. Romain),
L1: 700 (Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger” . Christopher Moseley (ed.) (2010) UNESCO ),
L1: 3,464 (Australasia and the Pacific” (97-126 ch. 4) . Darrell Tryon (2007) , R. E. Asher and ),
L1: 930 (Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Edition (2009)” . M. Paul Lewis · SIL Interna),
L1: 4,000 (Encyclopedia of the World's Endangered Languages” . Christopher Moseley (2007) Routl),
L1: 1,784 (aggregate),
L1: 3,500 (World Oral Literature Project” .),
L1: 1,216 (Austlang: Australian Indigenous Languages Database” . AIATSIS)
Country Australia
Region Australia and New Zealand
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code mwp_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 5
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 2
Primary texts all 2
Lexical resources online 2
Lexical resources all 2
Language descriptions online 6
Language descriptions all 6
Language in online resource None
Language in any resource None
Online resource about the language 7
Any resource about the language 19


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 173
Number of words 157,673
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 103,052
In WALS no
In Omniglot yes
On yes
Uriel features 192
In Leipzig Corpora no
In SIREN project no