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.

Definition edit

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 1244.2 ( = 20.09 × 61.92).

Among editions with at least 10,000 articles, the Ladin wikipedia has the least depth, at 0.002 ( = 1.27 × 0.001).

Background edit

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+ articles edit

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 7.07 12,937 150,330 27,700
Afrikaans Afrikaans af 38.86 115,583 2,659,471 392,318
Alemannic Alemannisch als 28.35 30,351 1,048,484 72,985
Amharic አማርኛ am 33.81 15,307 379,622 46,438
Aragonese Aragonés an 72.84 45,857 2,121,981 149,865
Arabic العربية ar 268.56 1,230,567 66,509,618 8,395,434
Egyptian Arabic مصرى arz 0.43 1,622,856 9,886,125 2,117,554
Assamese অসমীয়া as 162.9 13,303 417,763 93,725
Asturian Asturianu ast 10.44 134,248 4,173,749 237,777
Kotava Kotava avk 0.19 29,156 144,142 35,509
Azerbaijani Azərbaycanca az 44.4 199,538 7,557,759 562,384
South Azerbaijani تۆرکجه azb 5.1 243,478 1,558,138 577,289
Bashkir Башҡорт ba 24.33 63,581 1,270,494 182,400
Balinese Bali ban 3.76 23,140 180,317 45,753
Bavarian Boarisch bar 71.2 27,163 841,654 110,039
Samogitian Žemaitėška bat-smg 6.55 17,222 360,625 29,911
Central Bicolano Bikol bcl 15.53 17,019 272,976 43,928
Belarusian Беларуская be 23.53 241,479 4,703,101 690,166
Belarusian (Taraškievica) Беларуская (тарашкевіца) be-tarask 35.56 86,177 2,495,590 248,270
Bulgarian Български bg 28.32 297,760 12,175,963 669,287
Bengali বাংলা bn 304.85 151,211 7,317,683 1,236,454
Bishnupriya Manipuri বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী bpy 32.85 25,087 893,813 63,371
Breton Brezhoneg br 9.28 86,191 2,088,090 158,541
Bosnian Bosanski bs 85.72 93,316 3,578,466 371,804
Buginese Basa Ugi bug 0.73 15,837 202,508 20,099
Catalan Català ca 40.07 748,619 33,311,091 1,872,004
Chechen Нохчийн ce 8.29 601,319 10,272,734 1,190,602
Min Dong Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄ cdo 3.11 16,501 101,343 33,140
Cebuano Sinugboanong Binisaya ceb 2.17 6,120,475 35,033,888 11,228,470
Sorani کوردی ckb 49.76 54,759 1,204,816 219,721
Crimean Tatar Qırımtatarca crh 2.94 28,019 216,937 51,406
Czech Čeština cs 50.8 544,554 23,777,288 1,528,655
Chuvash Чăваш cv 8.93 52,762 820,190 110,692
Welsh Cymraeg cy 13.24 280,388 12,512,014 480,302
Danish Dansk da 57.64 298,980 11,712,043 943,085
German Deutsch de 93.55 2,899,964 242,381,280 7,993,624
Zazaki Zazaki diq 2.14 41,825 527,673 62,975
Greek Ελληνικά el 56.19 234,042 10,496,695 680,826
Emilian-Romagnol Emiliàn e rumagnòl eml 12.95 13,053 156,743 35,361
English English en 1244.23 6,811,087 1,213,775,246 60,408,936
Esperanto Esperanto eo 17.04 352,170 8,675,653 791,182
Spanish Español es 198.12 1,945,472 158,918,228 8,144,627
Estonian Eesti et 21.2 244,322 6,614,670 576,405
Basque Euskara eu 14.14 430,606 9,640,565 934,847
Persian فارسی fa 151.18 998,514 39,191,514 5,667,065
Finnish Suomi fi 38.62 570,871 22,264,734 1,488,062
Faroese Føroyskt fo 33.58 14,071 379,253 40,824
French Français fr 262.37 2,604,763 213,708,436 13,017,880
North Frisian Nordfriisk frr 12.42 18,944 259,695 47,500
West Frisian Frysk fy 29.84 53,390 1,149,625 163,328
Irish Gaeilge ga 6.18 60,081 1,207,957 103,901
Scottish Gaelic Gàidhlig gd 18.6 15,956 575,325 32,246
Galician Galego gl 29.34 205,374 6,694,876 513,435
Gorontalo Hulontalo gor 0.75 14,763 56,103 22,921
Gujarati ગુજરાતી gu 69.46 30,392 863,099 127,901
Hausa Hausa / هَوُسَ ha 2.14 44,232 411,163 71,159
Fiji Hindi Fiji Hindi hif 74.17 10,922 309,334 47,960
Hebrew עברית he 269.29 352,717 38,357,355 1,495,677
Hindi हिन्दी hi 236.49 161,293 6,088,039 1,313,349
Croatian Hrvatski hr 18.65 219,852 6,893,880 466,963
Upper Sorbian Hornjoserbsce hsb 26.06 13,933 383,050 35,622
Haitian Krèyol ayisyen ht 0.61 69,568 843,047 87,067
Hungarian Magyar hu 60.5 540,750 26,993,273 1,547,952
Armenian Հայերեն hy 56.97 307,543 9,792,646 1,077,516
Interlingua Interlingua ia 3.95 29,515 667,162 44,688
Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia id 137.84 690,485 25,532,435 3,830,430
Ilokano Ilokano ilo 72.8 15,375 400,574 70,354
Ido Ido io 2.56 47,269 1,038,702 66,386
Icelandic Íslenska is 31.22 58,269 1,851,918 151,337
Italian Italiano it 187.73 1,858,730 138,476,184 7,967,512
Japanese 日本語 ja 90.51 1,411,528 99,781,224 4,150,266
Javanese Basa Jawa jv 20.59 73,311 1,671,513 183,539
Georgian ქართული ka 31.48 171,929 4,631,995 483,659
Kazakh Қазақша kk 14.63 236,424 3,306,211 631,743
Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ kn 100.89 31,728 1,217,082 139,701
Korean 한국어 ko 166.73 665,096 36,655,677 3,204,138
Kurdish Kurdî ku 29.62 75,459 1,667,271 227,002
Kirghiz Кыргызча ky 0.66 79,149 471,579 110,110
Latin Latina la 14.45 138,906 3,817,367 282,598
Luxembourgish Lëtzebuergesch lb 25.2 63,297 2,507,357 137,791
Limburgish Limburgs li 85.33 14,887 463,691 67,263
Ligurian Lìgure lij 18.26 11,237 245,650 27,222
Ladin Ladin lld 0.002 180,707 237,645 187,524
Lombard Lumbaart lmo 8.58 73,862 1,269,651 147,660
Lithuanian Lietuvių lt 29.18 216,226 7,233,911 533,399
Latvian Latviešu lv 73 126,694 4,033,551 512,579
Maithili मैथिली mai 25.13 14,100 260,946 42,690
Banyumasan Basa Banyumasan map-bms 10.12 13,917 220,049 30,367
Malagasy Malagasy mg 10.61 97,038 1,073,173 249,387
Meadow Mari Олык Марий (Olyk Marij) mhr 17.66 11,344 196,302 29,972
Minangkabau Bahaso Minangkabau min 7.655 227,510 3,151,724 470,792
Macedonian Македонски mk 78.58 142,964 5,177,415 559,633
Malayalam മലയാളം ml 199.14 85,486 3,986,564 522,021
Mongolian Монгол mn 91.6 23,351 773,063 106,175
Meitei ꯃꯤꯇꯩꯂꯣꯟ mni 1.3 10,422 55,015 17,042
Marathi मराठी mr 39.02 95,897 2,403,776 311,578
Hill Mari Кырык Мары (Kyryk Mary) mrj 4.42 10,432 105,688 19,965
Malay Bahasa Melayu ms 20.68 372,220 6,153,199 1,082,033
Burmese language မြန်မာဘာသာ my 5.29 107,557 827,842 241,005
Mazandarani مَزِروني mzn 6.01 19,229 191,535 41,048
Neapolitan Nnapulitano nap 10.55 14,861 667,970 24,011
Low Saxon Plattdüütsch nds 6.33 84,659 1,012,141 172,580
Nepali नेपाली ne 60.41 33,042 1,205,074 110,972
Newari नेवारी new 8.58 72,338 866,671 164,727
Dutch Nederlands nl 19.03 2,155,774 67,196,234 4,622,267
Norwegian (Nynorsk) Nynorsk nn 15.01 169,256 3,533,654 386,011
Norwegian (Bokmål) Norsk (Bokmål) no 48 626,112 24,339,771 1,808,617
Navajo Diné bizaad nv 3.44 22,637 307,382 37,263
Occitan Occitan oc 10.08 89,603 2,421,677 163,544
Oriya ଓଡ଼ିଆ or 78.29 17,926 529,743 79,288
Ossetian Иронау os 59.37 18,218 555,924 66,923
Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ pa 21.17 54,143 748,388 174,407
Polish Polski pl 33.51 1,610,665 73,282,255 3,708,116
Piedmontese Piemontèis pms 2.24 68,802 870,903 104,455
Western Panjabi شاہ مکھی پنجابی pnb 3.31 72,562 660,226 131,433
Pashto پښتو ps 29.28 19,000 316,147 65,966
Portuguese Português pt 196.17 1,122,306 67,588,368 5,678,547
Quechua Runa Simi qu 22.81 24,035 671,622 57,675
Romanian Română ro 157.69 445,202 16,148,344 2,753,962
Russian Русский ru 157.61 1,974,229 136,903,475 7,945,027
Sanskrit संस्कृतम् sa 174.84 12,172 485,185 75,779
Sakha Саха тыла sah 30.84 17,368 405,459 51,867
Sicilian Sicilianu scn 16.77 26,274 738,680 55,865
Scots Scots sco 56.77 34,935 885,441 139,355
Sindhi سنڌي، سندھی ، सिन्ध sd 29.37 16,702 265,579 59,576
Serbo-Croatian Srpskohrvatski / Српскохрватски sh 749.44 459,335 41,840,106 4,652,564
Shan လိၵ်ႈတႆး shn 3.69 13,507 63,555 31,892
Sinhalese සිංහල si 147.63 20,459 656,424 131,880
Simple English Simple English simple 59.06 250,319 9,451,225 815,379
Slovak Slovenčina sk 23.08 248,461 7,809,630 571,303
Slovenian Slovenščina sl 31.15 184,777 6,187,546 468,604
Albanian Shqip sq 37.2 97,022 2,651,274 294,105
Serbian Српски sr 166.98 688,064 27,612,769 4,124,317
Sundanese Basa Sunda su 2.38 61,679 665,268 98,229
Swedish Svenska sv 17.48 2,581,975 54,505,225 6,232,496
Swahili Kiswahili sw 10.4 79,797 1,325,618 172,685
Silesian Ślůnsko szl 0.37 57,955 368,937 73,802
Tamil தமிழ் ta 34.86 164,958 3,923,075 519,349
Telugu తెలుగు te 87.98 94,006 4,134,430 350,885
Tajik Тоҷикӣ tg 10.56 112,276 1,395,272 273,923
Thai ไทย th 331.32 163,564 11,414,479 1,078,874
Tagalog Tagalog tl 147.6 47,179 2,100,292 241,563
Turkish Türkçe tr 165.51 605,132 32,402,740 2,956,845
Tatar Татарча tt 1.71 501,103 4,137,425 786,831
Ukrainian Українська uk 57.78 1,319,060 42,222,691 4,644,415
Urdu اردو ur 105.26 204,859 6,159,539 1,088,340
Uzbek O‘zbek uz 32.59 259,198 4,202,015 970,262
Venetian Vèneto vec 9.02 69,279 1,167,901 141,773
Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 723.54 1,292,451 71,236,383 19,465,434
Volapük Volapük vo 220.14 36,475 3,297,772 153,071
Walloon Walon wa 25.89 12,268 403,470 29,004
Waray-Waray Winaray war 4.25 1,266,432 7,600,295 2,871,066
Wu 吴语 wuu 0.67 43,517 314,737 58,933
Mingrelian მარგალური (Margaluri) xmf 4.09 20,875 219,550 38,580
Yiddish ייִדיש yi 46.37 15,449 592,676 44,168
Yoruba Yorùbá yo 5.05 33,937 580,530 58,045
Chinese 中文 zh 209.41 1,413,844 81,931,155 7,676,346
Classical Chinese 古文 / 文言文 zh-classical 193.15 13,163 404,073 107,538
Min Nan Bân-lâm-gú zh-min-nan 6.47 433,029 3,203,074 1,069,645
Cantonese 粵語 zh-yue 10.52 139,329 2,121,291 312,895
Zulu isiZulu zu 6.36 11,297 106,610 25,130
Language Language (local) Wiki Depth Articles Edits Total Pages


Trends edit

 
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 1244 94 262 34 91 188 19 196 198 158 17 209 48 39 40 58 166 158 220 51 60 17 23 58 138 269 269 167 29 167
1 July 2022 1130 93 253 33 87 179 18 182 204 154 16 206 46 39 39 55 166 146 15 47 59 16 22 60 116 260 237 154 28 157
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 July 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 also edit

More lists of Wikipedias by various criteria :  [ edit ]

Notes edit

  1. List of Wikipedias
  2. At November 2008.