V5.1 April 2024

OBDILCI announces the version 5.1 of its model of indicators of the presence of languages in the Internet. This version includes the update of the demolinguistic figures from Ethnologue #27 dataset of March 2024 and an update from ITU figures. Together with the Ethnologue dataset, it includes an update of the Digital Language Support indicator. All the results are now online and the data base to access the results has also been upgraded to V5.1.

The changes are:

  • 19 new languages are included for a total now of 361 languages.
  • With the first two languages from Pacific (Iban and Tok Pisin), 4 new European languages (Basque, Irish, Saxon Low and Scots) and 4 creoles (Ghanaian Pidgin English, Guinee Bisssau Creole, Indonesian, Makassar and Malay, Papuan).
  • English consolidates slightly its first place to Chinese.
  • Hindi takes to Arabic the leadership of the languages in 4th position with Russian also crossing over Arabic which still is above French and Portuguese. Japanese remains the strong leader on content productivity.
  • The CGI indicator sees the appearance of Swahili and Tagalog in top positions, respectively 3 and 6.
  • Th cybergeography of languages changes are light.

Next version 5.2 will be provided in May 2024 when ITU will offer its yearly updates on the percentage of individuals connected to the Internet per country.

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