Digital Language Vitality | Tuvalu

Tuvalu (tvl)



English name Tuvalu
Native name Tuvalu
SIL code tvl
Alternative names ellice, ellicean, funafuti, nanumanga, nanumea, niutao, north tuvaluan, northern tuvaluan, nukufetau, nukulaelae, south tuvaluan, southern tuvaluan, tuvalu, tuvaluan, vaitupu
Speakers L1: 12,380 (ethnologue),
L1: 9,000 (Tuvaluan: A Polynesian Language of the Central Pacific” . Niko Besnier (2000) London),
L1: 11,401 (aggregate),
L1: 11,000 (Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger” . Christopher Moseley (ed.) (2010) UNESCO ),
L1: 13,051 (World Oral Literature Project” .),
L1: 13,080 (Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Edition (2009)” . M. Paul Lewis · SIL Interna)
Country Tuvalu
Region Polynesia
Champion N/A
ISO scope I
ISO type L
ISO active yes
Integrated code tvl_____________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 2
Lexical resources all 3
Language descriptions online 3
Language descriptions all 3
Language in online resource 0
Language in any resource 1
Online resource about the language 4
Any resource about the language 6


Source Crubadan
Number of documents 16
Number of words 29,086
Number of characters None
Has FLOSS spell checkers no
In Watchtower yes
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 85,946
In WALS no
In Omniglot yes
On no
Uriel features 61
In Leipzig Corpora no
In SIREN project no