Wikipedia article depth

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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 1044 = 19.02 × 54.87.

The Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia has the smallest depth, at 0.103 = 3.24 × 0.032.

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 3.62 10,371 123,127 17,887
Afrikaans Afrikaans af 47.3 95,744 2,357,615 349,153
Alemannic Alemannisch als 29.88 27,579 978,588 67,039
Amharic አማርኛ am 33.73 14,908 361,802 45,667
Aragonese Aragonés an 57.76 39,340 1,693,107 118,409
Arabic العربية ar 219.8 1,099,378 52,304,542 7,107,712
Egyptian Arabic مصرى arz 0.1 1,189,237 4,540,090 1,401,663
Asturian Asturianu ast 8.82 107,739 3,192,632 184,705
Kotava Kotava avk 0.23 11,666 60,974 14,396
Azerbaijani Azərbaycanca az 32.1 176,910 5,716,070 461,637
South Azerbaijani تۆرکجه azb 4.4 239,794 1,440,108 552,811
Bashkir Башҡорт ba 21.24 55,459 1,002,344 156,424
Bavarian Boarisch bar 45.3 31,512 757,438 113,683
Samogitian Žemaitėška bat-smg 5.84 16,947 351,055 28,649
Central Bicolano Bikol bcl 8.16 10,707 200,153 20,494
Belarusian Беларуская be 25.09 200,572 3,768,922 602,098
Belarusian (Taraškievica) Беларуская (тарашкевіца) be-tarask 35.95 72,776 2,171,089 207,749
Bulgarian Български bg 26.6 268,530 10,604,442 597,231
Bengali বাংলা bn 325.05 101,737 4,820,287 889,802
Bishnupriya Manipuri বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী bpy 24.04 25,092 784,086 58,773
Breton Brezhoneg br 12.68 69,064 1,887,454 134,786
Bosnian Bosanski bs 91.14 84,803 3,236,890 351,652
Buginese Basa Ugi bug 1.12 14,136 193,293 18,810
Catalan Català ca 34.03 669,084 26,024,044 1,652,611
Chechen Нохчийн ce 5.86 347,165 5,474,870 633,056
Min Dong Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄ cdo 2.82 15,499 87,167 31,038
Cebuano Sinugboanong Binisaya ceb 2.11 5,474,683 30,426,098 10,043,101
Sorani کوردی ckb 84.42 28,587 742,507 144,427
Czech Čeština cs 45.47 471,729 19,338,899 1,294,843
Chuvash Чăваш cv 6.03 45,200 694,335 83,735
Welsh Cymraeg cy 41.42 132,338 10,812,499 265,896
Danish Dansk da 63.44 264,295 10,553,307 868,003
German Deutsch de 93.43 2,525,838 206,430,430 7,031,794
Zazaki Zazaki diq 2.02 39,790 472,569 59,945
Greek Ελληνικά el 62.53 186,836 8,621,994 565,038
Emilian-Romagnol Emiliàn e rumagnòl eml 11.67 12,618 142,536 33,516
English English en 1043.7 6,232,617 996,764,487 52,398,411
Esperanto Esperanto eo 16.16 291,029 7,080,418 643,876
Spanish Español es 210.66 1,654,330 132,074,989 7,299,019
Estonian Eesti et 21.65 215,361 5,793,200 513,737
Basque Euskara eu 11.93 369,283 8,325,530 752,885
Persian فارسی fa 180.34 764,720 30,849,605 4,826,827
Finnish Suomi fi 39.94 501,569 19,451,773 1,330,676
Faroese Føroyskt fo 34.38 13,489 362,311 39,654
French Français fr 239.79 2,290,348 178,526,152 11,156,343
North Frisian Nordfriisk frr 15.49 12,541 198,103 32,549
West Frisian Frysk fy 31.83 45,029 1,028,366 138,140
Irish Gaeilge ga 4.61 54,256 987,305 89,312
Scottish Gaelic Gàidhlig gd 20.21 15,192 557,225 31,405
Galician Galego gl 29.88 170,500 5,665,852 426,108
Gorontalo Hulontalo gor 0.57 11,177 43,849 16,303
Gujarati ગુજરાતી gu 48.72 29,352 751,095 106,503
Hebrew עברית he 258.28 286,253 30,356,825 1,201,457
Hindi हिन्दी hi 192.86 144,922 5,070,112 1,069,094
Croatian Hrvatski hr 22.39 224,845 5,709,813 557,254
Upper Sorbian Hornjoserbsce hsb 25.85 13,701 372,989 35,058
Haitian Krèyol ayisyen ht 0.51 60,759 775,683 74,177
Hungarian Magyar hu 59.24 482,228 23,407,178 1,385,089
Armenian Հայերեն hy 45.41 280,416 7,614,275 946,686
Interlingua Interlingua ia 6.16 22,951 632,433 36,663
Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia id 107.47 557,673 17,806,934 2,884,483
Ilokano Ilokano ilo 60.1 15,390 370,196 65,625
Ido Ido io 5.21 30,070 964,669 44,869
Icelandic Íslenska is 32.85 51,556 1,699,126 134,786
Italian Italiano it 168.64 1,668,172 117,792,095 6,918,145
Japanese 日本語 ja 83.84 1,249,196 81,208,843 3,686,016
Javanese Basa Jawa jv 26.2 61,538 1,542,630 164,346
Georgian ქართული ka 34.64 147,276 4,099,515 427,048
Kazakh Қазақша kk 10.75 228,034 2,833,896 560,471
Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ kn 105.97 26,769 1,021,858 121,973
Korean 한국어 ko 150.46 531,519 28,485,817 2,439,479
Kurdish Kurdî ku 16.55 34,570 832,652 77,465
Kirghiz Кыргызча ky 0.36 80,715 367,148 106,814
Latin Latina la 13.17 134,913 3,592,658 268,831
Luxembourgish Lëtzebuergesch lb 24.21 59,258 2,329,294 127,474
Limburgish Limburgs li 103.87 13,191 446,320 64,166
Lombard Lumbaart lmo 19.28 45,410 1,033,451 110,665
Lithuanian Lietuvių lt 24.4 200,872 6,054,481 480,326
Latvian Latviešu lv 73.16 105,401 3,346,302 427,699
Maithili मैथिली mai 16.22 13,614 210,701 36,400
Banyumasan Basa Banyumasan map-bms 10.23 13,375 210,032 29,369
Malagasy Malagasy mg 10.47 93,594 999,424 242,875
Meadow Mari Олык Марий (Olyk Marij) mhr 16.05 10,231 181,211 25,655
Minangkabau Bahaso Minangkabau min 1.5 224,258 2,050,665 335,332
Macedonian Македонски mk 100.21 111,428 4,375,056 481,473
Malayalam മലയാളം ml 212.49 71,736 3,457,817 448,228
Mongolian Монгол mn 82.61 20,181 646,736 87,740
Marathi मराठी mr 52.66 68,466 1,861,479 250,860
Hill Mari Кырык Мары (Kyryk Mary) mrj 2.76 10,283 98,163 17,488
Malay Bahasa Melayu ms 16.51 346,111 4,976,533 965,558
Burmese language မြန်မာဘာသာ my 2.71 100,050 640,964 189,667
Mazandarani مَزِروني mzn 7.51 13,231 153,063 29,021
Neapolitan Nnapulitano nap 10.32 14,649 661,593 23,521
Low Saxon Plattdüütsch nds 4.76 82,262 973,416 153,586
Nepali नेपाली ne 44.65 31,764 981,377 99,266
Newari नेवारी new 12.75 72,324 847,189 196,824
Dutch Nederlands nl 16.32 2,046,731 57,916,389 4,299,266
Norwegian (Nynorsk) Nynorsk nn 15.33 157,011 3,282,325 360,878
Norwegian (Bokmål) Norsk (Bokmål) no 42.21 548,663 21,036,411 1,500,694
Navajo Diné bizaad nv 5.97 16,212 265,889 29,376
Occitan Occitan oc 8.7 86,276 2,234,379 152,830
Oriya ଓଡ଼ିଆ or 72.09 15,573 418,628 69,413
Ossetian Иронау os 78.37 12,747 483,493 48,480
Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ pa 28.17 35,086 552,622 122,914
Polish Polski pl 31.45 1,450,780 61,862,401 3,341,559
Piedmontese Piemontèis pms 2.44 65,109 849,438 100,023
Western Panjabi شاہ مکھی پنجابی pnb 2.53 59,333 573,510 98,434
Pashto پښتو ps 46.42 11,736 260,051 44,998
Portuguese Português pt 175.02 1,053,051 60,087,252 5,119,575
Quechua Runa Simi qu 23.78 22,746 643,231 55,258
Romanian Română ro 119.98 415,726 13,807,994 2,256,635
Russian Русский ru 136.35 1,692,149 111,533,076 6,440,207
Sanskrit संस्कृतम् sa 149.52 11,482 456,826 64,055
Sakha Саха тыла sah 48.11 13,017 362,880 44,709
Sicilian Sicilianu scn 16.6 26,120 729,088 55,472
Scots Scots sco 34.48 42,564 826,079 148,549
Sindhi سنڌي، سندھی ، सिन्ध sd 25.94 13,994 212,450 47,807
Serbo-Croatian Srpskohrvatski / Српскохрватски sh 750.49 454,083 41,017,679 4,636,342
Sinhalese සිංහල si 75.2 16,756 473,029 74,371
Simple English Simple English simple 65.23 180,029 7,270,295 596,493
Slovak Slovenčina sk 20.85 235,426 7,121,191 528,232
Slovenian Slovenščina sl 26.37 171,022 5,419,719 413,634
Albanian Shqip sq 35.29 82,082 2,176,089 246,032
Serbian Српски sr 157.48 642,151 23,522,534 3,940,303
Sundanese Basa Sunda su 2.04 60,571 605,311 94,763
Swedish Svenska sv 8.96 3,439,822 48,681,616 7,475,652
Swahili Kiswahili sw 10.49 60,539 1,143,554 125,472
Silesian Ślůnsko szl 0.27 52,927 333,013 64,974
Tamil தமிழ் ta 34.04 133,950 3,082,621 423,680
Telugu తెలుగు te 96.88 70,391 3,087,530 278,469
Tajik Тоҷикӣ tg 10.3 102,169 1,229,919 249,952
Thai ไทย th 281.89 141,593 9,198,142 874,691
Tagalog Tagalog tl 70.16 58,855 1,829,648 235,860
Turkish Türkçe tr 203.84 387,829 24,630,181 1,943,061
Tatar Татарча tt 2.41 237,123 2,885,335 368,627
Ukrainian Українська uk 49.25 1,068,441 30,497,640 3,669,334
Urdu اردو ur 103.65 160,243 4,345,115 904,635
Uzbek O‘zbek uz 42.64 139,600 2,160,684 633,021
Venetian Vèneto vec 6.65 67,245 960,198 131,388
Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 678.74 1,260,544 64,237,389 19,227,744
Volapük Volapük vo 13.81 125,768 3,223,148 258,017
Walloon Walon wa 22.75 14,119 371,850 34,690
Waray-Waray Winaray war 3.52 1,264,770 6,226,593 2,879,474
Wu 吴语 wuu 0.49 41,307 283,274 53,954
Mingrelian მარგალური (Margaluri) xmf 5.54 15,115 146,317 31,667
Yiddish ייִדיש yi 45.93 15,080 565,194 43,401
Yoruba Yorùbá yo 5 33,321 538,394 57,724
Chinese 中文 zh 200.61 1,171,662 63,503,724 6,467,821
Classical Chinese 古文 / 文言文 zh-classical 219.33 10,526 357,946 87,677
Min Nan Bân-lâm-gú zh-min-nan 6.17 430,677 3,081,667 1,057,096
Cantonese 粵語 zh-yue 9.98 106,354 1,543,234 238,369
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 1044 93 240 31 84 169 16 175 211 136 9 201 42 40 34 49 204 120 14 45 59 16 21 63 107 258 220 150 24 157
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.