Digital Language Vitality | Burushaski

Burushaski (bsk)



English name Burushaski
Native name Buruɕaski
SIL code bsk
Alternative names biltum, brushaski, burucaki, burucaski, burushaki, burushaski, burushaski latin, burushki, hunza, khajuna, kunjut, mishaski, nagar, nagir, werchikwar, yasin
Speakers L1: 87,000 (ethnologue),
L1: 57,445 (Language policy, multilingualism and language vitality in Pakistan” (73-106) . Tariq Ra),
L1: 87,000 (Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Edition (2009)” . M. Paul Lewis · SIL Interna),
L1: 81,000 (Burushaski” . Berger, Hermann (1990)),
L1: 80,000 (South Asia and the Middle East” (283-348) . George van Driem (2007) , Christopher Mos),
L1: 100,300 (The Burushaski Language Documentation Project” . Sadaf Munshi (2014)),
L1: 81,844 (aggregate),
L1: 87,000 (Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger” . Christopher Moseley (ed.) (2010) UNESCO ),
L1: 87,049 (World Oral Literature Project” .)
Country Pakistan
Region Southern Asia
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code bsk_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 6a
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 yes

NLP tools

Hunspell status
Hunspell coverage None
TreeTagger no

Open Language Archives Community

Primary texts online 1
Primary texts all 1
Lexical resources online 2
Lexical resources all 4
Language descriptions online 5
Language descriptions all 5
Language in online resource None
Language in any resource None
Online resource about the language 14
Any resource about the language 22


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 2
Number of words 1,029
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 yes

Other databases

Panlex translations 22,818
In WALS yes
In Omniglot yes
On no
Uriel features 265
In Leipzig Corpora no
In SIREN project no