Digital Language Vitality | Low German

Low German (nds)



English name Low German
Native name Nedersaksisch
SIL code nds
Alternative names dutch low saxon, east german low, east prussian, eastern german low, eastern prussian, eastphalian, german, german low, holsteinisch, low northern saxon, low saxon, lowgerman, maerkisch-brandenburgisch, mark-brandenburg, mecklenburg-anterior pomerania, mecklenburgisch-vorpommersch, märkisch-brandenburgisch, nedderdnntsch, nedderdütsch, neddersassisch, nedersaksisch, niedersaechsisch, noordneddersassisch, ostfaelisch, ostfälisch, plattdeutsch, plattdnntsch, plattdüütsch
Speakers L1: 1,000 (ethnologue)
Country Germany
Region Western Europe
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code nds_____________A
Last updated Feb. 1, 2017, 3:36 p.m.


EGIDS (Ethnologue) 5
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 no
Firefox dictionary no
Office language pack no
Office interface pack no


Has Wikipedia yes
Wikipedia articles 6,715
Wikipedia real articles 3,334
Wikipedia adjusted size 28,716,595
Wikipedia total 16,597
Wikipedia edits 316,593
Wikipedia admins 6
Wikipedia users 15,024
Wikipedia active users 26
Wikipedia images 612
Wikipedia depth 41
Has Wikipedia Incubator no

NLP tools

Hunspell status yes
Hunspell coverage 0.58
TreeTagger no

Open Language Archives Community

Primary texts online None
Primary texts all None
Lexical resources online 2
Lexical resources all 2
Language descriptions online 4
Language descriptions all 4
Language in online resource 1
Language in any resource 1
Online resource about the language 3
Any resource about the language 3


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 2
Number of words 738,587
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 9
Number of tweets 7,763

Swadesh lists

Has Swadesh 110 yes
Has Swadesh 207 yes

Other databases

Panlex translations 38,654
In WALS no
In Omniglot yes
On no
Uriel features 158
In Leipzig Corpora yes
In SIREN project no