Digital Language Vitality | Torres Strait Creole

Torres Strait Creole (tcs)



English name Torres Strait Creole
Native name Yumplatok
SIL code tcs
Alternative names ap-ne-ap, big thap, blaik, blaikman, brokan, brokan strait torres, broken, broken english, broken strait torres, cape creole york, creole, creole lockhart, english papuan pidgin, pidgin strait torres, torres west, torres western, yumplatok
Speakers L1: 6,040 (ethnologue),
L1: 6,020 (aggregate),
L1: 6,000 (Community, identity, wellbeing: the report of the Second National Indigenous Languages Sur),
L1: 6,040 (Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 17th Edition (2013)” . Paul M. Lewis; Gary F. Simons)
Country Australia
Region Australia and New Zealand
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code tcs_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 3
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 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 3
Any resource about the language 5


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 41
Number of words 39,105
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 49,179
In WALS no
In Omniglot yes
On no
Uriel features 0
In Leipzig Corpora no
In SIREN project no