Digital Language Vitality | Pa'a

Pa'a (pqa)



English name Pa'a
Native name
SIL code pqa
Alternative names afa, afanci, afawa, fa'awa, foni, fucaka, fuuceka, pa'anci, pa'awa, paa, pala, pa’a
Speakers L1: 8,000 (ethnologue),
L1: 20,000 (Aspects of Pa'anci Grammar” . Margaret Gardner Skinner (1979)),
L1: 20,000 (Gender in Pa'a” (167-174) . Margaret Gardner Skinner (1977) , Paul Newman and Roxana ),
L1: 8,000 (Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 17th Edition (2013)” . Paul M. Lewis; Gary F. Simons),
L1: 20,000 (An Atlas of Nigerian Languages” (111) . Roger Blench (2012)),
L1: 15,393 (aggregate),
L1: 20,000 (North Bauchi Chadic languages: common roots” (1-49) . Skinner, A. Neil (1977)),
L1: 8,000 (International Encyclopedia of Linguistics” . Frawley, William · Oxford University Pres),
L1: 20,000 (The two fathers of seven children and the Kano man: An analysis of a Pa'a oral narrative” )
Country Nigeria
Region Western Africa
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code pqa_____________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 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 None
Lexical resources all None
Language descriptions online 2
Language descriptions all 2
Language in online resource None
Language in any resource None
Online resource about the language 2
Any resource about the language 2


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 no
Has Swadesh 207 no

Other databases

Panlex translations 85,908
In WALS no
In Omniglot no
On no
Uriel features 61
In Leipzig Corpora no
In SIREN project no