Digital Language Vitality | South Ndebele

South Ndebele (nbl)



English name South Ndebele
Native name isiNdebele
SIL code nbl
Alternative names africa in ndebele south, africa in ndebele southern, isindebele, isindebele ndebele: southern, ndebele, ndebele southern, ndebele transvaal, ndebeleinsouthafrica, ndzundza, nrebele
Speakers L1: 1,090,000 (ethnologue),
L2: 1,400,000 (ethnologue)
Country South Africa
Region Southern Africa
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code nbl_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


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

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 no
Has Wikipedia Incubator yes

NLP tools

Hunspell status
Hunspell coverage None
TreeTagger no

Open Language Archives Community

Primary texts online None
Primary texts all None
Lexical resources online 1
Lexical resources all 1
Language descriptions online 2
Language descriptions all 2
Language in online resource None
Language in any resource None
Online resource about the language 6
Any resource about the language 6


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 17
Number of words 93,917
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 None
Number of tweets None

Swadesh lists

Has Swadesh 110 no
Has Swadesh 207 no

Other databases

Panlex translations 26,997
In WALS no
In Omniglot yes
On yes
Uriel features 49
In Leipzig Corpora no
In SIREN project no