Digital Language Vitality | Chabu

Chabu (sbf)



English name Chabu
Native name
SIL code sbf
Alternative names chabu, mekeyer, mikair, mikeyir, sabu, shabo, shabu, shako
Speakers L1: 400 (ethnologue),
L1: 864 (On the Verge of Dying: Languages in Ethiopia” . Dessalegn Gebeyehu (2013)),
L1: 632 (Africa” ( ch. 7) . Gerrit J. Dimmendaal and F. K. Erhard Voeltz (2007) , Christopher ),
L1: 450 (World Oral Literature Project” .),
L1: 400 (Documenting and Preserving the Chabu Oral and Material Cultures” . Amare {Fentaw Gedamu}),
L1: 497 (aggregate),
L1: 450 (Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Edition (2009)” . M. Paul Lewis · SIL Interna),
L1: 346 (Loss of Linguistic Diversity in Africa” (157-170) . Maarten Mous (2003) , Mark Janse ),
L1: 450 (Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger” . Christopher Moseley (ed.) (2010) UNESCO ),
L1: 540 ("Documentation and Grammatical Description of the Shabo Language: A Very Endangered Isolat)
Country Ethiopia
Region Eastern Africa
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code sbf_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 6b
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 None
Primary texts all None
Lexical resources online 1
Lexical resources all 1
Language descriptions online 4
Language descriptions all 4
Language in online resource 1
Language in any resource 1
Online resource about the language 7
Any resource about the language 8


Source Crubadan
Number of documents None
Number of words None
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 699,487
In WALS no
In Omniglot no
On no
Uriel features 200
In Leipzig Corpora no
In SIREN project no