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:

 

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

The English Wikipedia has the most depth, at 1117.6 ( = 19.43 × 57.53).

Among editions with at least 10,000 articles, the Ladin wikipedia has the least depth, at 0.041 ( = 2.3 × 0.018).

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 6.37 12,537 137,046 26,440
Afrikaans Afrikaans af 45.15 103,248 2,495,583 370,610
Alemannic Alemannisch als 28.97 28,731 1,009,772 69,219
Amharic አማርኛ am 34.18 14,997 370,450 45,837
Aragonese Aragonés an 59.67 41,465 1,817,060 125,712
Arabic العربية ar 236.22 1,168,311 58,077,459 7,711,219
Egyptian Arabic مصرى arz 0.2 1,578,253 6,984,255 1,955,662
Assamese অসমীয়া as 159.26 10,269 321,568 71,286
Asturian Asturianu ast 9.17 129,630 3,652,099 227,625
Kotava Kotava avk 0.18 22,348 105,961 27,154
Azerbaijani Azərbaycanca az 38.9 183,494 6,442,962 503,355
South Azerbaijani تۆرکجه azb 4.9 241,763 1,517,072 569,748
Bashkir Башҡорт ba 22.3 59,826 1,136,651 168,660
Balinese Bali ban 4.38 13,735 114,940 27,903
Bavarian Boarisch bar 50.22 31,785 823,427 116,514
Samogitian Žemaitėška bat-smg 6.03 17,070 355,273 29,063
Central Bicolano Bikol bcl 19.63 12,075 230,225 32,031
Belarusian Беларуская be 24.02 218,370 4,117,764 640,427
Belarusian (Taraškievica) Беларуская (тарашкевіца) be-tarask 36.09 78,000 2,308,358 223,963
Bulgarian Български bg 27.34 281,688 11,377,022 627,615
Bengali বাংলা bn 290.03 122,591 5,874,185 971,733
Bishnupriya Manipuri বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী bpy 31.91 25,084 886,351 62,802
Breton Brezhoneg br 12.98 71,564 1,989,713 139,934
Bosnian Bosanski bs 87.55 90,064 3,403,513 366,658
Buginese Basa Ugi bug 0.79 15,103 199,615 19,289
Catalan Català ca 38.46 701,765 30,153,028 1,750,297
Chechen Нохчийн ce 7.5 475,798 8,449,755 901,320
Min Dong Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄ cdo 2.91 15,527 88,908 31,206
Cebuano Sinugboanong Binisaya ceb 2.15 6,125,885 34,766,294 11,235,430
Sorani کوردی ckb 60.05 41,405 946,212 182,200
Crimean Tatar Qırımtatarca crh 4.82 18,864 174,166 38,287
Czech Čeština cs 46.98 503,859 21,272,070 1,385,096
Chuvash Чăваш cv 7.19 49,174 745,339 96,672
Welsh Cymraeg cy 42.8 134,742 11,045,426 273,439
Danish Dansk da 61.76 278,041 11,127,474 899,176
German Deutsch de 92.57 2,691,726 221,562,348 7,436,141
Zazaki Zazaki diq 2.07 40,166 485,889 60,565
Greek Ελληνικά el 58.62 210,431 9,473,068 623,883
Emilian-Romagnol Emiliàn e rumagnòl eml 12.4 13,009 151,623 35,023
English English en 1117.6 6,502,015 1,084,401,641 55,817,220
Esperanto Esperanto eo 15.53 318,140 7,546,831 699,917
Spanish Español es 205.2 1,776,359 143,234,470 7,661,303
Estonian Eesti et 21.01 227,714 6,097,800 537,620
Basque Euskara eu 12.6 393,623 8,922,967 816,269
Persian فارسی fa 151.19 911,316 34,671,450 5,287,145
Finnish Suomi fi 38.93 531,165 20,438,223 1,397,892
Faroese Føroyskt fo 33.91 13,747 368,031 40,206
French Français fr 252.36 2,424,686 193,416,066 12,031,418
North Frisian Nordfriisk frr 14.02 15,742 228,378 40,589
West Frisian Frysk fy 30.54 48,592 1,075,346 148,334
Irish Gaeilge ga 4.9 56,440 1,033,279 94,150
Scottish Gaelic Gàidhlig gd 18.72 15,793 565,362 32,067
Galician Galego gl 31.41 182,125 6,074,147 464,346
Gorontalo Hulontalo gor 0.75 12,923 49,709 20,034
Gujarati ગુજરાતી gu 58.47 29,885 819,275 115,796
Hausa Hausa / هَوُسَ ha 3.77 15,223 148,849 28,045
Fiji Hindi Fiji Hindi hif 60.81 10,266 271,163 41,635
Hebrew עברית he 259.6 315,991 33,860,634 1,321,985
Hindi हिन्दी hi 215.93 151,291 5,538,873 1,175,441
Croatian Hrvatski hr 17.13 211,890 6,380,525 442,998
Upper Sorbian Hornjoserbsce hsb 25.93 13,814 376,994 35,355
Haitian Krèyol ayisyen ht 0.48 64,437 797,543 78,507
Hungarian Magyar hu 59.28 504,043 24,887,541 1,436,321
Armenian Հայերեն hy 48.06 292,092 8,419,876 984,558
Interlingua Interlingua ia 5.87 23,717 640,868 37,649
Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia id 115.54 621,537 21,104,679 3,238,652
Ilokano Ilokano ilo 70.81 15,352 391,094 70,009
Ido Ido io 4.57 32,452 986,446 47,705
Icelandic Íslenska is 31.5 54,255 1,750,843 140,529
Italian Italiano it 178.72 1,755,576 127,162,029 7,427,994
Japanese 日本語 ja 87.15 1,326,644 89,428,472 3,919,293
Javanese Basa Jawa jv 22.25 68,476 1,588,318 175,984
Georgian ქართული ka 32.45 160,740 4,364,316 457,039
Kazakh Қазақша kk 12.08 231,474 3,029,413 584,959
Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ kn 108.72 28,126 1,093,708 128,746
Korean 한국어 ko 154.18 589,623 32,611,664 2,693,789
Kurdish Kurdî ku 10.84 52,850 1,081,538 107,763
Kirghiz Кыргызча ky 0.5 81,362 419,146 110,911
Latin Latina la 13.6 136,929 3,675,426 275,101
Luxembourgish Lëtzebuergesch lb 24.25 60,842 2,385,778 131,070
Limburgish Limburgs li 100.34 13,609 453,430 65,369
Ligurian Lìgure lij 17.42 10,966 229,666 26,517
Ladin Ladin lld 0.04 17,728 46,251 20,102
Lombard Lumbaart lmo 16.28 51,335 1,094,169 119,887
Lithuanian Lietuvių lt 27.79 202,822 6,568,548 496,871
Latvian Latviešu lv 74.25 113,018 3,615,186 460,660
Maithili मैथिली mai 19.86 13,713 228,780 38,916
Banyumasan Basa Banyumasan map-bms 10.08 13,748 212,967 30,180
Malagasy Malagasy mg 10.71 94,741 1,044,638 244,875
Meadow Mari Олык Марий (Olyk Marij) mhr 17.42 10,406 184,453 27,030
Minangkabau Bahaso Minangkabau min 3.17 225,246 2,441,045 384,372
Macedonian Македонски mk 85.79 128,234 4,761,358 521,205
Malayalam മലയാളം ml 203.86 78,349 3,679,836 484,084
Mongolian Монгол mn 92.42 21,165 697,620 97,060
Meitei ꯃꯤꯇꯩꯂꯣꯟ mni 1.03 10,120 47,748 16,092
Marathi मराठी mr 40.9 84,237 2,108,753 280,849
Hill Mari Кырык Мары (Kyryk Mary) mrj 3.24 10,424 100,256 18,479
Malay Bahasa Melayu ms 19.26 357,807 5,550,775 1,036,176
Burmese language မြန်မာဘာသာ my 3.97 103,308 743,888 213,664
Mazandarani مَزِروني mzn 8.65 13,411 164,637 30,349
Neapolitan Nnapulitano nap 10.39 14,730 664,434 23,698
Low Saxon Plattdüütsch nds 5.31 83,517 988,032 161,226
Nepali नेपाली ne 49.87 32,086 1,061,401 102,502
Newari नेवारी new 12.78 72,351 848,609 196,926
Dutch Nederlands nl 17.66 2,090,843 61,923,478 4,444,551
Norwegian (Nynorsk) Nynorsk nn 15.05 162,171 3,363,439 371,143
Norwegian (Bokmål) Norsk (Bokmål) no 45.9 588,995 22,559,724 1,676,966
Navajo Diné bizaad nv 4.08 20,447 295,529 34,583
Occitan Occitan oc 9.1 87,313 2,301,153 155,867
Oriya ଓଡ଼ିଆ or 78.37 16,055 456,242 72,849
Ossetian Иронау os 65.64 15,651 517,075 58,190
Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ pa 28.41 37,849 601,817 132,505
Polish Polski pl 32.96 1,522,616 67,030,292 3,528,159
Piedmontese Piemontèis pms 2.36 66,312 854,839 101,416
Western Panjabi شاہ مکھی پنجابی pnb 2.85 65,370 603,374 113,120
Pashto پښتو ps 38.42 14,230 279,589 52,426
Portuguese Português pt 180.74 1,091,939 63,451,172 5,357,584
Quechua Runa Simi qu 23.78 23,002 649,633 55,906
Romanian Română ro 146.01 430,332 14,893,001 2,605,126
Russian Русский ru 148.09 1,821,598 122,290,262 7,200,736
Sanskrit संस्कृतम् sa 163.41 11,707 467,628 69,330
Sakha Саха тыла sah 43.96 14,189 379,850 47,431
Sicilian Sicilianu scn 16.64 26,202 732,321 55,667
Scots Scots sco 40.42 40,546 859,412 147,251
Sindhi سنڌي، سندھی ، सिन्ध sd 30.96 15,190 239,223 56,127
Serbo-Croatian Srpskohrvatski / Српскохрватски sh 746.53 456,631 41,232,558 4,643,549
Shan လိၵ်ႈတႆး shn 4.01 10,945 53,445 26,324
Sinhalese සිංහල si 74.22 17,818 500,458 78,687
Simple English Simple English simple 61.24 210,302 8,212,767 685,900
Slovak Slovenčina sk 21.69 240,760 7,362,485 546,160
Slovenian Slovenščina sl 28.37 176,337 5,686,277 436,604
Albanian Shqip sq 39.65 85,517 2,446,395 261,601
Serbian Српски sr 156.09 658,680 24,527,686 3,969,072
Sundanese Basa Sunda su 2.2 61,195 622,270 97,082
Swedish Svenska sv 15.94 2,558,084 50,407,010 6,114,656
Swahili Kiswahili sw 8.34 72,449 1,223,391 144,321
Silesian Ślůnsko szl 0.28 55,196 345,139 68,283
Tamil தமிழ் ta 34.26 146,422 3,424,321 460,788
Telugu తెలుగు te 101.96 76,513 3,543,938 302,072
Tajik Тоҷикӣ tg 10.33 107,203 1,301,506 261,681
Thai ไทย th 317.64 147,793 10,095,453 960,091
Tagalog Tagalog tl 161.35 43,066 1,940,872 232,337
Turkish Türkçe tr 170.62 485,963 27,770,049 2,321,171
Tatar Татарча tt 0.76 416,974 3,513,365 562,753
Ukrainian Українська uk 55.01 1,155,368 35,767,619 4,032,667
Urdu اردو ur 111.71 171,135 4,919,513 977,355
Uzbek O‘zbek uz 50.63 140,541 2,562,262 640,530
Venetian Vèneto vec 8.39 68,950 1,098,474 140,353
Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 715.7 1,272,503 68,575,884 19,361,099
Volapük Volapük vo 14.68 124,042 3,270,373 257,391
Walloon Walon wa 26.4 11,466 386,692 27,048
Waray-Waray Winaray war 3.55 1,265,735 6,283,652 2,881,533
Wu 吴语 wuu 0.48 42,588 293,592 55,373
Mingrelian მარგალური (Margaluri) xmf 3.77 19,366 180,122 36,234
Yiddish ייִדיש yi 45.34 15,374 576,084 43,976
Yoruba Yorùbá yo 5.04 33,774 546,841 58,594
Chinese 中文 zh 206.46 1,277,146 71,444,440 7,036,107
Classical Chinese 古文 / 文言文 zh-classical 217.68 11,357 377,412 95,761
Min Nan Bân-lâm-gú zh-min-nan 6.29 431,144 3,122,487 1,061,896
Cantonese 粵語 zh-yue 10.21 124,214 1,822,451 279,757
Zulu isiZulu zu 6.46 10,547 96,101 23,926
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 1118 93 252 33 87 179 18 181 205 148 16 206 46 39 38 55 171 146 15 47 59 16 22 62 116 260 236 154 28 156
1 Jan 2022 1094 92 246 32 86 176 17 179 207 138 14 205 46 39 37 54 175 145 14 47 59 16 21 64 103 257 231 152 27 156
1 Jul 2021 1072 93 242 32 85 172 17 176 210 137 12 202 46 40 36 53 199 122 14 46 59 16 21 64 103 258 227 153 26 155
1 Jan 2021 1041 94 239 31 84 168 16 175 210 136 9 201 42 40 34 49 203 120 14 45 59 16 21 63 108 259 219 151 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.