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The depth or editing depth of Wikipedia is one of several possible rough indicators of the encyclopedia's collaborative quality, showing how frequently its articles are updated.

It does not refer to academic quality, which cannot be computed, but to Wikipedian quality, i.e. the depth of collaborativeness—a descriptor that is highly relevant for a Wikipedia.

DefinitionEdit

The formula assumes that a relatively high number of page edits and the presence of support pages means articles have been updated. And the latter support pages are assumed to be a more important factor.

In the list of Wikipedias, depth is currently defined as:

 

The depth can be simplified to the equivalent formula below:

 

NonArticles are user pages, redirects, images, "project" pages, categories, templates, and all talk pages. Total is simply NonArticles + Articles.

The English Wikipedia has the largest depth of 1075 = 19.14 × 56.16.

Among editions with at least 10,000 articles, the Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia has the smallest depth, at 0.12 = 3.66 × 0.033.

BackgroundEdit

The measurement of depth was introduced after some limitations of the classic measurement of article count were realized. This insight is similar to the various suggestions to redefine the ordering of Wikipedias that appear on the international front page www.wikipedia.org. See Top Ten Wikipedias and Talk:Www.wikipedia.org portal.

Still in early February 2006 the list of Wikipedias only listed the article count. But on February 10, 2006, this changed into a table format that also listed the total edit count, number of users and admins.

The depth column first appeared on November 29, 2006. The initial definition was edits/articles, giving the English Wikipedia a value of 62. This definition changed already the next day to (Edits/Articles) × (Non-Articles/Articles), giving the English Wikipedia a value of 209. The next definition change occurred on October 9, 2007, when the Stub-ratio factor was appended. The stub ratio is (1-(Articles/Total)).[1] The new value for the English Wikipedia was 288. The formula changed again on October 17, October 28, and finally on April 11, 2008.

The discussion of the introduction of the depth parameter is found in Talk:List of Wikipedias/Archive 4. Early on, there were discussions of whether depth implies quality. The changes in October 2007 were discussed in Talk:List of Wikipedias/Archive 5#Depth 2.0.

10,000+ articlesEdit

The table shows the list of Wikipedias with over 10,000 articles. It can be sorted by Depth.
Data on this page is automatically updated every day (Purge).

N.B.: Default sorting is by language code, but it is possible to sort the table by any column.

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No.
Language Language (local) Wiki Depth Articles Edits Total Pages
Acehnese Acehnese ace 6.49 12,510 135,584 26,641
Afrikaans Afrikaans af 47.31 99,376 2,420,703 364,663
Alemannic Alemannisch als 30.06 27,888 994,024 67,829
Amharic አማርኛ am 34.06 14,962 364,805 45,951
Aragonese Aragonés an 58.7 40,360 1,753,107 121,903
Arabic العربية ar 227.19 1,128,714 54,607,694 7,385,160
Egyptian Arabic مصرى arz 0.12 1,314,707 5,679,533 1,552,957
Asturian Asturianu ast 8.09 127,869 3,336,117 221,626
Kotava Kotava avk 0.18 15,321 72,620 18,596
Azerbaijani Azərbaycanca az 35.1 179,586 6,069,167 478,005
South Azerbaijani تۆرکجه azb 4.6 240,586 1,470,019 556,733
Bashkir Башҡорт ba 21.42 57,630 1,048,731 162,687
Bavarian Boarisch bar 48.01 31,638 795,578 114,971
Samogitian Žemaitėška bat-smg 5.98 16,905 352,117 28,706
Central Bicolano Bikol bcl 9.13 11,194 209,452 22,206
Belarusian Беларуская be 24.67 207,001 3,881,566 616,839
Belarusian (Taraškievica) Беларуская (тарашкевіца) be-tarask 35.85 75,458 2,234,910 215,889
Bulgarian Български bg 27.24 273,717 11,048,136 609,152
Bengali বাংলা bn 312.19 110,804 5,299,135 931,749
Bishnupriya Manipuri বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী bpy 30.08 25,087 846,714 62,454
Breton Brezhoneg br 12.76 69,764 1,902,998 136,504
Bosnian Bosanski bs 91.41 86,617 3,323,123 358,679
Buginese Basa Ugi bug 1.13 14,139 193,555 18,828
Catalan Català ca 35.81 684,693 27,885,973 1,694,866
Chechen Нохчийн ce 6.12 397,729 6,474,066 727,484
Min Dong Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄ cdo 2.84 15,504 87,506 31,058
Cebuano Sinugboanong Binisaya ceb 1.97 5,872,705 32,441,672 10,585,854
Sorani کوردی ckb 70.36 33,785 816,527 158,738
Czech Čeština cs 46.14 485,701 20,223,905 1,332,608
Chuvash Чăваш cv 6.39 46,367 708,481 87,589
Welsh Cymraeg cy 42.22 133,258 10,954,873 268,912
Danish Dansk da 63.65 268,261 10,794,306 879,009
German Deutsch de 92.66 2,601,523 212,987,493 7,208,472
Zazaki Zazaki diq 2.01 40,020 476,679 60,180
Greek Ελληνικά el 60.77 196,253 8,950,092 588,564
Emilian-Romagnol Emiliàn e rumagnòl eml 11.77 12,876 146,581 34,224
English English en 1074.63 6,348,789 1,031,909,661 53,925,909
Esperanto Esperanto eo 15.8 300,870 7,208,567 663,799
Spanish Español es 209.47 1,704,792 136,932,924 7,466,295
Estonian Eesti et 21.4 221,071 5,929,818 525,469
Basque Euskara eu 12.41 377,128 8,601,159 776,197
Persian فارسی fa 171.26 822,078 32,663,906 5,053,851
Finnish Suomi fi 39.55 513,260 19,857,249 1,357,097
Faroese Føroyskt fo 34.2 13,613 365,063 39,949
French Français fr 242.43 2,349,186 184,668,129 11,461,800
North Frisian Nordfriisk frr 14.88 13,881 209,740 36,097
West Frisian Frysk fy 31.48 46,112 1,041,604 141,464
Irish Gaeilge ga 4.65 55,333 1,006,341 91,286
Scottish Gaelic Gàidhlig gd 19.8 15,391 559,956 31,679
Galician Galego gl 29.49 174,942 5,819,313 434,530
Gorontalo Hulontalo gor 0.62 11,880 46,433 17,663
Gujarati ગુજરાતી gu 53.37 29,516 788,334 110,101
Hebrew עברית he 257.62 299,813 31,833,985 1,255,460
Hindi हिन्दी hi 198.33 149,092 5,262,420 1,115,994
Croatian Hrvatski hr 21.06 209,415 5,932,555 483,890
Upper Sorbian Hornjoserbsce hsb 25.93 13,758 375,327 35,216
Haitian Krèyol ayisyen ht 0.49 62,750 787,420 76,445
Hungarian Magyar hu 59.24 490,418 24,025,203 1,402,389
Armenian Հայերեն hy 46.76 286,548 8,023,834 966,653
Interlingua Interlingua ia 6.14 23,192 636,667 37,058
Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia id 103.72 589,498 18,846,493 2,974,568
Ilokano Ilokano ilo 61.7 15,390 375,811 66,081
Ido Ido io 5.28 30,323 970,391 45,390
Icelandic Íslenska is 31.79 53,068 1,720,904 137,706
Italian Italiano it 173.5 1,708,440 121,948,379 7,161,874
Japanese 日本語 ja 85.21 1,281,688 84,611,136 3,783,474
Javanese Basa Jawa jv 24.23 64,487 1,566,073 168,654
Georgian ქართული ka 32.59 155,183 4,214,188 442,116
Kazakh Қазақша kk 11.33 228,671 2,895,529 570,192
Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ kn 111.79 26,876 1,046,476 125,140
Korean 한국어 ko 154.64 545,944 29,878,051 2,516,107
Kurdish Kurdî ku 11.51 43,634 906,883 90,360
Kirghiz Кыргызча ky 0.4 80,859 376,855 108,129
Latin Latina la 13.32 135,631 3,623,367 271,000
Luxembourgish Lëtzebuergesch lb 24.05 60,024 2,351,865 128,942
Limburgish Limburgs li 101.06 13,477 450,061 64,940
Lombard Lìgure lij 16.03 10,656 217,461 25,170
Ligurian Lumbaart lmo 17.44 47,911 1,048,853 113,830
Lithuanian Lietuvių lt 26.45 199,077 6,276,675 483,147
Latvian Latviešu lv 73.63 108,421 3,444,405 441,519
Maithili मैथिली mai 18.36 13,680 225,645 37,608
Banyumasan Basa Banyumasan map-bms 10.1 13,462 210,912 29,452
Malagasy Malagasy mg 10.53 93,992 1,012,090 243,640
Meadow Mari Олык Марий (Olyk Marij) mhr 16.75 10,236 182,108 26,091
Minangkabau Bahaso Minangkabau min 1.513 224,728 2,057,490 336,542
Macedonian Македонски mk 98.13 116,065 4,567,175 494,319
Malayalam മലയാളം ml 206.66 75,062 3,554,348 465,610
Mongolian Монгол mn 88.48 20,743 670,661 93,656
Marathi मराठी mr 42.08 77,789 1,930,069 264,646
Hill Mari Кырык Мары (Kyryk Mary) mrj 3.01 10,288 98,735 17,881
Malay Bahasa Melayu ms 16.86 351,745 5,162,349 981,637
Burmese language မြန်မာဘာသာ my 3 101,165 667,909 196,174
Mazandarani مَزِروني mzn 7.92 13,312 156,807 29,582
Neapolitan Nnapulitano nap 10.32 14,682 662,865 23,577
Low Saxon Plattdüütsch nds 5.01 82,582 979,059 156,466
Nepali नेपाली ne 46.89 32,054 1,024,968 100,927
Newari नेवारी new 12.76 72,322 847,627 196,820
Dutch Nederlands nl 16.94 2,062,666 59,472,845 4,361,512
Norwegian (Nynorsk) Nynorsk nn 15.24 159,179 3,316,885 365,445
Norwegian (Bokmål) Norsk (Bokmål) no 45.69 560,126 21,643,699 1,584,481
Navajo Diné bizaad nv 5.64 16,757 268,313 30,082
Occitan Occitan oc 8.91 86,766 2,265,822 154,384
Oriya ଓଡ଼ିଆ or 73.04 15,761 426,519 70,542
Ossetian Иронау os 73.18 13,683 494,084 51,459
Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ pa 28.31 36,137 568,257 127,049
Polish Polski pl 31.87 1,483,605 63,999,855 3,419,729
Piedmontese Piemontèis pms 2.39 65,843 852,512 100,822
Western Panjabi شاہ مکھی پنجابی pnb 2.58 63,546 589,341 107,018
Pashto پښتو ps 45.47 12,384 269,340 47,426
Portuguese Português pt 175.9 1,071,717 61,570,330 5,204,049
Quechua Runa Simi qu 23.68 22,895 645,564 55,587
Romanian Română ro 122.42 421,647 14,221,119 2,296,320
Russian Русский ru 137.13 1,742,864 115,512,057 6,633,803
Sanskrit संस्कृतम् sa 155.76 11,521 460,769 65,897
Sakha Саха тыла sah 48.06 13,271 368,269 45,668
Sicilian Sicilianu scn 16.58 26,177 730,557 55,570
Scots Scots sco 39.43 40,478 841,789 146,527
Sindhi سنڌي، سندھی ، सिन्ध sd 29.9 14,599 225,870 53,422
Serbo-Croatian Srpskohrvatski / Српскохрватски sh 747.26 455,364 41,051,037 4,640,582
Sinhalese සිංහල si 75.25 17,276 486,028 76,881
Simple English Simple English simple 62.76 192,990 7,669,389 631,797
Slovak Slovenčina sk 21.18 237,374 7,208,726 534,968
Slovenian Slovenščina sl 27.43 173,299 5,540,024 424,567
Albanian Shqip sq 36.08 83,478 2,232,323 251,936
Serbian Српски sr 155.3 648,410 23,936,686 3,917,308
Sundanese Basa Sunda su 2.16 60,904 614,816 96,356
Swedish Svenska sv 12.08 2,992,594 49,414,091 6,871,430
Swahili Kiswahili sw 9.55 65,806 1,181,807 134,403
Silesian Ślůnsko szl 0.28 54,175 339,285 66,893
Tamil தமிழ் ta 33.77 139,211 3,198,643 438,888
Telugu తెలుగు te 103.16 72,089 3,277,604 289,804
Tajik Тоҷикӣ tg 10.43 103,847 1,253,991 255,104
Thai ไทย th 318.72 138,377 9,514,058 896,872
Tagalog Tagalog tl 112.74 48,666 1,866,574 230,092
Turkish Türkçe tr 193.87 418,699 25,859,732 2,066,848
Tatar Татарча tt 1.49 300,028 3,062,910 438,398
Ukrainian Українська uk 52.7 1,106,773 33,034,857 3,849,633
Urdu اردو ur 111.37 164,486 4,695,044 942,056
Uzbek O‘zbek uz 44.9 138,131 2,205,645 634,596
Venetian Vèneto vec 7.99 68,104 1,079,514 136,568
Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 684 1,267,487 65,241,339 19,294,816
Volapük Volapük vo 13.55 126,932 3,228,052 259,385
Walloon Walon wa 26.67 11,199 380,231 26,453
Waray-Waray Winaray war 3.53 1,265,447 6,236,553 2,880,903
Wu 吴语 wuu 0.46 42,662 288,065 55,366
Mingrelian მარგალური (Margaluri) xmf 5.07 16,389 162,013 33,051
Yiddish ייִדיש yi 45.43 15,245 569,549 43,712
Yoruba Yorùbá yo 5.02 33,415 541,019 57,897
Chinese 中文 zh 201.71 1,215,542 66,579,947 6,686,359
Classical Chinese 古文 / 文言文 zh-classical 215.19 10,943 367,857 90,616
Min Nan Bân-lâm-gú zh-min-nan 6.21 430,854 3,095,569 1,058,755
Cantonese 粵語 zh-yue 9.38 117,475 1,667,784 259,323
Language Language (local) Wiki Depth Articles Edits Total Pages


TrendsEdit

 
Trend of article depth.

The table shows how the depth of the largest 30 languages[2] of Wikipedia has developed over time.

Date en de fr pl ja it nl pt es ru sv zh no fi ca uk tr ro vo cs hu eo sk da id he ar ko lt sr
Today 1075 93 242 32 85 173 17 176 209 137 12 202 46 40 36 53 194 122 14 46 59 16 21 64 104 258 227 155 26 155
1 July 2020 1009 94 236 30 84 169 16 172 208 136 7 198 42 40 32 44 222 118 14 47 59 17 20 64 109 259 214 152 23 157
1 Jan 2020 985 94 234 30 83 164 16 171 204 137 7 195 41 41 31 39 205 117 14 47 59 17 20 64 109 261 175 149 23 155
1 July 2019 964 94 229 30 82 160 15 166 199 135 7 188 42 42 30 38 200 114 14 46 58 17 19 64 110 260 182 150 23 151
1 Jan 2019 937 95 225 29 81 157 15 154 196 132 6 181 40 42 30 37 199 112 14 45 58 17 19 67 118 254 238 146 22 144
1 July 2018 907 94 224 28 80 155 14 150 205 134 6 175 39 42 30 38 205 110 14 42 58 17 19 67 117 247 225 110 23 141
1 Jan 2018 1011 97 222 27 80 132 14 148 204 149 6 175 38 45 31 39 221 103 15 42 59 17 19 66 125 254 219 115 23 133
1 July 2017 980 98 217 25 78 125 13 142 196 144 5 169 36 45 31 40 222 86 15 41 58 17 19 68 123 261 188 115 23 90
1 Jan 2017 953 100 213 24 77 122 13 138 191 140 5 161 36 45 31 39 229 85 15 40 58 17 19 66 107 256 218 112 22 71
1 July 2016 933 102 208 22 75 120 12 136 187 136 6 165 37 45 31 38 226 82 15 40 58 17 18 66 104 253 233 105 21 66
1 Jan 2016 910 98 205 21 72 115 11 133 198 131 9 163 35 46 31 37 240 82 15 41 59 17 18 68 84 251 223 90 21 69
1 July 2015 888 97 205 21 71 109 11 130 190 125 12 147 34 46 31 36 229 77 15 42 76 17 18 70 76 253 214 87 31 66
1 Jan 2015 887 89 193 20 69 105 9 123 176 115 11 131 32 44 31 37 210 97 15 39 97 18 19 70 65 257 214 87 31 66
1 July 2014 868 90 181 18 68 101 9 121 174 113 11 114 26 45 30 27 211 94 16 39 99 18 18 69 60 256 237 80 31 63
1 Jan 2014 824 90 172 18 66 98 10 117 172 109 11 108 28 45 27 38 214 90 15 39 100 18 18 67 56 253 248 82 31 57
1 July 2013 769 89 164 19 64 95 9 112 170 106 15 100 28 45 26 38 212 88 15 39 100 18 18 66 112 249 235 82 18 64
1 Jan 2013 731 89 165 17 61 91 18 103 175 104 38 108 28 44 24 38 214 81 15 38 99 18 15 62 88 242 243 77 17 57
1 July 2012 688 88 157 16 58 89 19 96 166 99 44 148 28 44 22 36 207 101 13 38 98 17 15 58 89 236 241 76 16 52
1 Jan 2012 648 89 151 14 56 85 18 88 158 92 50 90 29 44 20 35 207 97 12 37 92 16 24 39 72 231 230 74 17 51
1 July 2011 613 89 145 13 54 81 30 82 163 91 48 83 27 43 18 34 192 93 12 37 90 16 22 36 63 227 225 71 17 47
1 Jan 2011 572 87 140 10 51 77 29 71 179 90 46 80 25 41 17 33 185 86 11 34 86 16 20 35 61 220 208 62 17 40
1 July 2010 522 88 139 11 49 75 30 77 189 91 35 68 24 39 18 31 177 73 10 32 81 15 19 34 61 208 197 51 19 47
1 Jan 2010 478 86 128 10 46 71 27 74 141 87 31 63 23 37 17 25 159 54 9 33 71 14 16 31 42 205 167 43 19 46
1 July 2009 440 84 121 10 43 66 25 71 116 81 28 63 22 35 17 26 132 36 8 32 70 13 14 28 35 184 142 39 17 56
1 Jan 2009 413 81 115 9 41 57 23 66 94 74 24 71 20 32 17 15 95 30 8 28 64 13 10 26 30 177 117 36 15 52
1 July 2008 368 77 101 8 38 47 21 58 69 63 19 56 20 30 15 10 66 25 8 26 51 12 8 24 24 159 108 34 14 46
1 Jan 2008 302 70 79 9 33 43 20 49 51 56 15 59 18 27 14 12 43 17 3 24 39 11 7 21 20 132 107 27 12 35
1 July 2007 320 100 59 15 36 59 23 31 39 32
1 Jan 2007 224 87 45 12 32 37 19 25 34 24

See alsoEdit

More lists of Wikipedias by various criteria :  [ edit ]

NotesEdit

  1. List of Wikipedias
  2. At November 2008.