Digital Language Vitality | Tiwi

Tiwi (tiw)



English name Tiwi
Native name
SIL code tiw
Alternative names diwi, ni-mara, tiwi, tunuvivi, wonga:k, wongak, woranguwe, wunuk
Speakers L1: 1,740 (ethnologue),
L1: 2,100 (Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger” . Christopher Moseley (ed.) (2010) UNESCO ),
L1: 1,500 (Australasia and the Pacific” (97-126 ch. 4) . Darrell Tryon (2007) , R. E. Asher and ),
L1: 1,500 (World Oral Literature Project” .),
L1: 31 (Community, identity, wellbeing: the report of the Second National Indigenous Languages Sur),
L1: 2,100 (Austlang: Australian Indigenous Languages Database” . AIATSIS),
L1: 908 (aggregate),
L1: 1,830 (Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Edition (2009)” . M. Paul Lewis · SIL Interna)
Country Australia
Region Australia and New Zealand
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code tiw_____________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 3
Language descriptions online 6
Language descriptions all 11
Language in online resource 141
Language in any resource 141
Online resource about the language 9
Any resource about the language 38


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 3
Number of words 26,194
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 no

Other databases

Panlex translations 52,761
In WALS yes
In Omniglot yes
On no
Uriel features 274
In Leipzig Corpora no
In SIREN project no