I'm working on a project trying to define the relation between languages and countries. A detail on that is specifying the status of a language in a particular country. I defined four-level classification and named three of them. Probably due to being the most "neutral" of statuses, I'm having a hard time naming the third one. They are:
- Official: The language is formally accepted and used for the functioning of the national state/government organs.
- Recognized: Formal education and services are available in the language. Local/regional governments use it as an additional official language.
- [Something]: The language is used in daily life and private education & services are provided in it. The state/government is mostly uninvolved.
- Suppressed: The state or general public covertly or overtly adopts a negative stance against use of the language. Users may be derided, harassed or prosecuted.
I need a single-word name for the third status in there, in line with the others. Terms like "Neutral" seemed weak among the other three, as well as negated terms (non-x, un-x).
Another criterion is that this term should not imply the size of population using the language, so terms like minority and common don't work well either.