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 1074 = 19.13 × 56.16.

Among editions with at least 10,000 articles, the Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia has the smallest depth, at 0.119 = 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 12,510 135,565 26,640
Afrikaans Afrikaans af 45.32 99,240 2,409,312 356,061
Alemannic Alemannisch als 30.06 27,885 993,921 67,819
Amharic አማርኛ am 34.03 14,960 364,629 45,937
Aragonese Aragonés an 58.69 40,359 1,752,856 121,898
Arabic العربية ar 226.83 1,127,760 54,496,048 7,377,011
Egyptian Arabic مصرى arz 0.12 1,311,375 5,672,673 1,548,178
Asturian Asturianu ast 8.09 127,857 3,335,747 221,597
Kotava Kotava avk 0.18 15,200 72,124 18,455
Azerbaijani Azərbaycanca az 35 179,289 6,054,327 476,923
South Azerbaijani تۆرکجه azb 4.6 240,555 1,469,329 556,586
Bashkir Башҡорт ba 21.4 57,614 1,047,881 162,619
Bavarian Boarisch bar 48 31,637 795,461 114,959
Samogitian Žemaitėška bat-smg 5.98 16,905 352,111 28,706
Central Bicolano Bikol bcl 9.1 11,170 209,138 22,132
Belarusian Беларуская be 24.66 206,850 3,877,460 616,429
Belarusian (Taraškievica) Беларуская (тарашкевіца) be-tarask 35.89 75,325 2,232,623 215,543
Bulgarian Български bg 27.24 273,564 11,041,156 608,882
Bengali বাংলা bn 313.11 110,305 5,276,882 929,472
Bishnupriya Manipuri বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী bpy 30.03 25,085 846,555 62,412
Breton Brezhoneg br 12.75 69,737 1,902,318 136,435
Bosnian Bosanski bs 91.54 86,515 3,321,550 358,431
Buginese Basa Ugi bug 1.13 14,139 193,552 18,828
Catalan Català ca 35.72 684,245 27,809,920 1,693,430
Chechen Нохчийн ce 7.12 373,517 6,427,834 703,225
Min Dong Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄ cdo 2.83 15,504 87,486 31,057
Cebuano Sinugboanong Binisaya ceb 1.97 5,872,805 32,342,905 10,583,440
Sorani کوردی ckb 70.89 33,548 812,919 158,130
Czech Čeština cs 46.16 485,317 20,204,590 1,331,926
Chuvash Чăваш cv 6.35 46,265 707,122 87,206
Welsh Cymraeg cy 42.2 133,231 10,953,062 268,828
Danish Dansk da 63.73 268,020 10,789,527 878,592
German Deutsch de 92.65 2,599,215 212,743,604 7,202,550
Zazaki Zazaki diq 2.01 40,020 476,596 60,180
Greek Ελληνικά el 60.8 196,019 8,939,089 588,048
Emilian-Romagnol Emiliàn e rumagnòl eml 11.77 12,866 146,443 34,191
English English en 1074.19 6,343,542 1,030,658,061 53,880,261
Esperanto Esperanto eo 15.83 300,389 7,204,064 662,928
Spanish Español es 209.62 1,702,839 136,772,398 7,461,201
Estonian Eesti et 21.41 220,876 5,926,149 525,143
Basque Euskara eu 12.36 377,077 8,591,875 775,342
Persian فارسی fa 171.42 820,149 32,606,629 5,043,131
Finnish Suomi fi 39.58 512,762 19,841,961 1,356,047
Faroese Føroyskt fo 34.2 13,612 365,003 39,945
French Français fr 242.45 2,347,209 184,472,107 11,454,333
North Frisian Nordfriisk frr 14.97 13,835 209,421 36,040
West Frisian Frysk fy 31.51 46,065 1,041,056 141,344
Irish Gaeilge ga 4.65 55,283 1,005,383 91,185
Scottish Gaelic Gàidhlig gd 19.88 15,360 559,536 31,645
Galician Galego gl 29.47 174,805 5,813,950 434,085
Gorontalo Hulontalo gor 0.62 11,880 46,399 17,635
Gujarati ગુજરાતી gu 53.25 29,511 787,685 109,979
Hebrew עברית he 257.73 299,325 31,776,266 1,253,871
Hindi हिन्दी hi 198.32 148,853 5,255,078 1,113,990
Croatian Hrvatski hr 21.04 209,373 5,928,429 483,698
Upper Sorbian Hornjoserbsce hsb 25.93 13,757 375,297 35,214
Haitian Krèyol ayisyen ht 0.49 62,688 786,938 76,376
Hungarian Magyar hu 59.22 490,163 23,998,481 1,401,791
Armenian Հայերեն hy 46.75 286,361 8,015,325 966,076
Interlingua Interlingua ia 6.14 23,181 636,025 37,042
Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia id 103.41 588,321 18,731,982 2,970,894
Ilokano Ilokano ilo 61.47 15,391 375,238 66,001
Ido Ido io 5.28 30,300 969,895 45,351
Icelandic Íslenska is 31.79 53,047 1,720,420 137,653
Italian Italiano it 173.43 1,706,926 121,798,844 7,155,398
Japanese 日本語 ja 85.2 1,280,312 84,487,563 3,780,034
Javanese Basa Jawa jv 24.19 64,521 1,565,735 168,670
Georgian ქართული ka 32.71 154,858 4,211,650 441,683
Kazakh Қазақша kk 11.31 228,622 2,892,578 569,884
Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ kn 111.62 26,868 1,045,838 125,007
Korean 한국어 ko 154.05 545,239 29,736,137 2,512,210
Kurdish Kurdî ku 14.06 39,570 893,215 85,462
Kirghiz Кыргызча ky 0.4 80,856 376,553 108,089
Latin Latina la 13.31 135,591 3,622,009 270,861
Luxembourgish Lëtzebuergesch lb 24.17 59,859 2,350,891 128,715
Limburgish Limburgs li 101.04 13,477 450,025 64,938
Lombard Lìgure lij 15.93 10,637 215,684 25,127
Ligurian Lumbaart lmo 17.49 47,817 1,047,408 113,699
Lithuanian Lietuvių lt 26.43 199,048 6,273,349 482,991
Latvian Latviešu lv 73.57 108,344 3,440,311 441,090
Maithili मैथिली mai 18.3 13,680 225,542 37,561
Banyumasan Basa Banyumasan map-bms 10.13 13,452 210,871 29,451
Malagasy Malagasy mg 10.53 93,972 1,011,937 243,606
Meadow Mari Олык Марий (Olyk Marij) mhr 16.72 10,236 182,084 26,075
Minangkabau Bahaso Minangkabau min 1.512 224,695 2,057,129 336,448
Macedonian Македонски mk 98.25 115,890 4,560,860 493,902
Malayalam മലയാളം ml 206.94 74,944 3,551,690 465,057
Mongolian Монгол mn 88.46 20,741 670,526 93,644
Marathi मराठी mr 42.27 77,550 1,927,643 264,232
Hill Mari Кырык Мары (Kyryk Mary) mrj 3 10,288 98,712 17,865
Malay Bahasa Melayu ms 16.83 351,506 5,150,228 980,744
Burmese language မြန်မာဘာသာ my 2.99 101,068 666,377 195,770
Mazandarani مَزِروني mzn 7.92 13,312 156,762 29,581
Neapolitan Nnapulitano nap 10.32 14,680 662,840 23,574
Low Saxon Plattdüütsch nds 5 82,568 978,883 156,357
Nepali नेपाली ne 46.9 32,032 1,024,018 100,887
Newari नेवारी new 12.76 72,322 847,619 196,818
Dutch Nederlands nl 16.91 2,061,960 59,413,432 4,358,970
Norwegian (Nynorsk) Nynorsk nn 15.25 159,105 3,315,917 365,316
Norwegian (Bokmål) Norsk (Bokmål) no 45.65 559,781 21,628,819 1,582,980
Navajo Diné bizaad nv 5.63 16,756 268,222 30,075
Occitan Occitan oc 8.87 86,839 2,264,275 154,351
Oriya ଓଡ଼ିଆ or 73.15 15,744 426,360 70,497
Ossetian Иронау os 73.6 13,614 493,288 51,265
Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ pa 28.3 36,109 567,892 126,926
Polish Polski pl 31.83 1,482,772 63,946,841 3,416,423
Piedmontese Piemontèis pms 2.39 65,840 852,447 100,815
Western Panjabi شاہ مکھی پنجابی pnb 2.58 63,480 589,122 106,871
Pashto پښتو ps 45.44 12,366 269,041 47,326
Portuguese Português pt 175.99 1,070,450 61,518,939 5,198,536
Quechua Runa Simi qu 23.68 22,893 645,533 55,582
Romanian Română ro 122.36 421,528 14,214,054 2,295,259
Russian Русский ru 137.09 1,740,861 115,360,305 6,625,776
Sanskrit संस्कृतम् sa 155.59 11,520 460,689 65,845
Sakha Саха тыла sah 48.23 13,239 368,050 45,603
Sicilian Sicilianu scn 16.58 26,176 730,531 55,569
Scots Scots sco 39.42 40,474 841,516 146,504
Sindhi سنڌي، سندھی ، सिन्ध sd 29.94 14,569 225,499 53,345
Serbo-Croatian Srpskohrvatski / Српскохрватски sh 747.28 455,342 41,048,649 4,640,515
Sinhalese සිංහල si 75.38 17,253 485,695 76,830
Simple English Simple English simple 63.01 192,207 7,654,411 629,902
Slovak Slovenčina sk 21.16 237,334 7,206,117 534,763
Slovenian Slovenščina sl 27.32 173,477 5,536,886 424,570
Albanian Shqip sq 36.07 83,460 2,231,429 251,861
Serbian Српски sr 155.27 648,257 23,925,302 3,916,506
Sundanese Basa Sunda su 2.16 60,890 614,648 96,323
Swedish Svenska sv 11.84 3,020,393 49,397,311 6,905,514
Swahili Kiswahili sw 9.65 65,460 1,180,403 133,951
Silesian Ślůnsko szl 0.28 54,058 338,962 66,739
Tamil தமிழ் ta 33.77 139,026 3,193,496 438,354
Telugu తెలుగు te 102.84 71,994 3,261,617 289,509
Tajik Тоҷикӣ tg 10.44 103,747 1,253,404 254,907
Thai ไทย th 319.49 138,048 9,502,881 895,522
Tagalog Tagalog tl 112.32 48,729 1,865,871 230,071
Turkish Türkçe tr 193.06 417,194 25,802,830 2,051,847
Tatar Татарча tt 1.49 299,736 3,061,213 437,893
Ukrainian Українська uk 52.6 1,105,287 32,970,176 3,841,510
Urdu اردو ur 110.03 164,369 4,670,250 936,380
Uzbek O‘zbek uz 44.79 138,106 2,199,751 634,546
Venetian Vèneto vec 7.95 68,072 1,078,949 136,297
Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 683.95 1,267,199 65,210,306 19,293,374
Volapük Volapük vo 13.55 126,919 3,227,940 259,364
Walloon Walon wa 26.73 11,187 380,045 26,444
Waray-Waray Winaray war 3.53 1,265,436 6,236,289 2,880,889
Wu 吴语 wuu 0.46 42,662 288,029 55,366
Mingrelian მარგალური (Margaluri) xmf 5.07 16,370 161,746 33,027
Yiddish ייִדיש yi 45.44 15,241 569,328 43,705
Yoruba Yorùbá yo 5.02 33,410 540,789 57,893
Chinese 中文 zh 201.77 1,213,340 66,448,663 6,676,477
Classical Chinese 古文 / 文言文 zh-classical 215.61 10,920 367,488 90,487
Min Nan Bân-lâm-gú zh-min-nan 6.21 430,846 3,095,426 1,058,737
Cantonese 粵語 zh-yue 9.36 117,225 1,662,561 258,732
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 1074 93 242 32 85 173 17 176 210 137 12 202 46 40 36 53 193 122 14 46 59 16 21 64 103 258 227 154 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.