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.

English Wikipedia has depth of 1027 = 18.92 × 54.27 and is the deepest one for Wikipedias with number of articles greater than 10000.

For the unblocked Wikipedias, the Ripuarian Wikipedia has the largest depth, at 1052 = 153.93 × 6.83.

The egyptian Wikipedia has the smallest depth, at 0.085 = 2.57 × 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 3.54 10,354 120,818 17,834
Afrikaans Afrikaans af 35.82 93,847 2,267,422 297,184
Alemannic Alemannisch als 29.87 27,340 971,225 66,415
Amharic አማርኛ am 33.66 14,877 360,831 45,539
Aragonese Aragonés an 60.07 38,133 1,669,469 116,056
Arabic العربية ar 218.61 1,066,542 50,537,316 6,888,404
Egyptian Arabic مصرى arz 0.08 1,102,105 3,341,373 1,302,548
Asturian Asturianu ast 6.5 102,486 3,049,694 162,889
Azerbaijani Azərbaycanca az 31.6 173,255 5,521,196 452,128
South Azerbaijani تۆرکجه azb 4.4 239,464 1,434,479 551,596
Bashkir Башҡорт ba 21.13 53,675 972,321 150,853
Bavarian Boarisch bar 45.38 31,395 753,637 113,458
Samogitian Žemaitėška bat-smg 5.84 16,893 350,514 28,545
Central Bicolano Bikol bcl 8.01 10,546 197,820 20,046
Belarusian Беларуская be 25.48 195,727 3,692,846 590,921
Belarusian (Taraškievica) Беларуская (тарашкевіца) be-tarask 36.44 71,223 2,149,623 203,509
Bulgarian Български bg 26.46 265,858 10,458,984 590,893
Bengali বাংলা bn 338.5 94,858 4,557,617 847,396
Bishnupriya Manipuri বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী bpy 23.98 25,095 783,785 58,736
Breton Brezhoneg br 12.72 68,644 1,880,283 133,995
Bosnian Bosanski bs 91.61 84,210 3,211,946 350,435
Buginese Basa Ugi bug 1.12 14,139 193,088 18,806
Catalan Català ca 33.06 657,750 24,986,276 1,621,001
Chechen Нохчийн ce 8.1 288,299 5,130,506 559,180
Min Dong Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄ cdo 2.81 15,490 86,898 31,015
Cebuano Sinugboanong Binisaya ceb 2.1 5,337,119 29,804,747 9,769,849
Sorani کوردی ckb 89.7 27,111 717,957 140,833
Czech Čeština cs 45.67 462,852 18,983,590 1,272,752
Chuvash Чăваш cv 5.97 43,653 681,542 80,261
Welsh Cymraeg cy 44.4 131,819 10,774,489 271,168
Danish Dansk da 63.77 261,306 10,441,168 860,275
German Deutsch de 93.61 2,483,061 202,553,680 6,925,218
Zazaki Zazaki diq 3.48 31,447 449,549 51,245
Greek Ελληνικά el 63.22 182,005 8,434,498 552,310
Emilian-Romagnol Emiliàn e rumagnòl eml 11.52 12,521 140,363 33,187
English English en 1026.53 6,163,641 975,507,672 51,567,991
Esperanto Esperanto eo 16.35 285,486 7,007,303 632,204
Spanish Español es 208.79 1,628,573 129,081,975 7,177,564
Estonian Eesti et 21.74 212,169 5,712,082 506,885
Basque Euskara eu 12.2 364,884 8,136,437 752,395
Persian فارسی fa 179.93 746,769 29,943,412 4,726,485
Finnish Suomi fi 40 493,690 19,132,549 1,310,996
Faroese Føroyskt fo 34.71 13,381 360,165 39,480
French Français fr 237.66 2,251,845 174,555,917 10,944,324
North Frisian Nordfriisk frr 18.29 11,221 190,603 30,379
West Frisian Frysk fy 31.57 44,522 1,008,616 136,582
Irish Gaeilge ga 4.53 53,599 972,342 87,884
Scottish Gaelic Gàidhlig gd 20.25 15,136 555,991 31,293
Galician Galego gl 35.02 167,079 5,581,992 446,818
Gujarati ગુજરાતી gu 46.25 29,091 722,278 104,254
Hebrew עברית he 258.22 276,192 29,232,968 1,160,475
Hindi हिन्दी hi 191.22 141,943 4,954,737 1,042,137
Croatian Hrvatski hr 22.26 222,225 5,617,529 550,441
Upper Sorbian Hornjoserbsce hsb 25.77 13,629 371,228 34,819
Haitian Krèyol ayisyen ht 0.52 59,936 771,921 73,225
Hungarian Magyar hu 59.29 476,016 23,012,561 1,370,514
Armenian Հայերեն hy 45.55 275,687 7,452,930 934,512
Interlingua Interlingua ia 6.3 22,554 629,123 36,120
Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia id 107.39 546,335 17,408,336 2,828,500
Ilokano Ilokano ilo 56.25 15,249 363,513 62,775
Ido Ido io 5.25 29,791 961,257 44,468
Icelandic Íslenska is 33.51 50,539 1,679,681 132,798
Italian Italiano it 169.03 1,637,015 115,401,594 6,805,315
Japanese 日本語 ja 84.04 1,229,720 79,480,744 3,643,247
Javanese Basa Jawa jv 29.5 58,108 1,531,185 160,201
Georgian ქართული ka 35.5 140,688 3,947,899 411,229
Kazakh Қазақша kk 10.5 227,080 2,798,553 554,643
Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ kn 102.61 26,560 1,005,944 119,154
Korean 한국어 ko 149.31 521,168 27,602,164 2,398,385
Kurdish Kurdî ku 17.93 32,179 792,079 73,760
Kirghiz Кыргызча ky 0.35 80,425 362,342 106,275
Latin Latina la 13.01 133,705 3,550,359 265,631
Luxembourgish Lëtzebuergesch lb 24.18 58,786 2,300,886 126,585
Limburgish Limburgs li 104.45 13,103 444,488 63,863
Lombard Lumbaart lmo 20.96 42,938 1,017,757 106,542
Lithuanian Lietuvių lt 23.33 200,837 5,866,044 477,668
Latvian Latviešu lv 73.93 103,281 3,297,741 420,328
Maithili मैथिली mai 15.76 13,602 209,632 35,973
Banyumasan Basa Banyumasan map-bms 10.18 13,383 209,837 29,356
Malagasy Malagasy mg 10.51 93,238 996,346 242,273
Meadow Mari Олык Марий (Olyk Marij) mhr 15.74 10,205 180,713 25,376
Minangkabau Bahaso Minangkabau min 1.491 224,076 2,042,586 334,847
Macedonian Македонски mk 104.38 108,125 4,308,872 474,842
Malayalam മലയാളം ml 211.62 70,512 3,387,435 440,337
Mongolian Монгол mn 80.5 19,644 630,786 83,937
Marathi मराठी mr 63.17 62,032 1,821,283 241,594
Hill Mari Кырык Мары (Kyryk Mary) mrj 2.6 10,276 97,449 17,244
Malay Bahasa Melayu ms 16.36 343,375 4,883,994 958,775
Burmese language မြန်မာဘာသာ my 12.78 47,478 540,998 130,985
Mazandarani مَزِروني mzn 7.43 13,162 151,411 28,811
Neapolitan Nnapulitano nap 10.35 14,609 661,100 23,465
Low Saxon Plattdüütsch nds 5.35 75,836 952,369 144,041
Nepali नेपाली ne 36.29 33,463 927,029 99,508
Newari नेवारी new 12.76 72,291 846,779 196,760
Dutch Nederlands nl 16.06 2,033,190 57,030,489 4,260,565
Norwegian (Nynorsk) Nynorsk nn 15.68 154,439 3,262,064 356,646
Norwegian (Bokmål) Norsk (Bokmål) no 41.27 546,378 20,736,067 1,485,979
Navajo Diné bizaad nv 6.18 15,865 264,174 28,906
Occitan Occitan oc 8.49 86,172 2,220,891 151,814
Oriya ଓଡ଼ିଆ or 65.7 15,740 403,255 68,209
Ossetian Иронау os 79.43 12,459 480,021 47,322
Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ pa 27.86 34,756 545,898 121,187
Polish Polski pl 30.98 1,428,536 60,718,574 3,275,019
Piedmontese Piemontèis pms 2.46 64,821 848,385 99,647
Western Panjabi شاہ مکھی پنجابی pnb 2.52 53,956 555,199 88,039
Pashto پښتو ps 45.44 11,546 254,376 43,866
Portuguese Português pt 174.1 1,043,881 59,255,581 5,074,594
Quechua Runa Simi qu 23.82 22,691 642,374 55,138
Romanian Română ro 118.62 412,164 13,579,254 2,232,213
Russian Русский ru 135.95 1,663,065 109,168,746 6,333,792
Sanskrit संस्कृतम् sa 146.01 11,464 454,272 63,086
Sakha Саха тыла sah 48.87 12,761 358,735 44,004
Sicilian Sicilianu scn 16.69 26,058 728,449 55,416
Scots Scots sco 28.05 56,500 796,797 210,173
Sindhi سنڌي، سندھی ، सिन्ध sd 23.44 13,699 200,232 45,219
Serbo-Croatian Srpskohrvatski / Српскохрватски sh 753.92 452,897 40,999,062 4,633,329
Sinhalese සිංහල si 82.02 15,858 458,361 73,285
Simple English Simple English simple 67.46 172,856 7,098,217 578,002
Slovak Slovenčina sk 20.52 234,591 7,066,800 523,981
Slovenian Slovenščina sl 26.25 169,442 5,361,924 409,288
Albanian Shqip sq 36.27 81,408 2,150,696 247,845
Serbian Српски sr 157.13 638,409 23,328,420 3,917,954
Sundanese Basa Sunda su 2.01 60,528 602,908 94,507
Swedish Svenska sv 7.6 3,670,836 48,182,513 7,722,358
Swahili Kiswahili sw 10.52 59,478 1,127,832 123,257
Silesian Ślůnsko szl 0.26 52,437 331,457 64,317
Tamil தமிழ் ta 34.29 131,150 3,028,223 415,693
Telugu తెలుగు te 95.72 69,640 3,029,013 274,894
Tajik Тоҷикӣ tg 9.46 101,674 1,171,173 244,560
Thai ไทย th 280.37 139,823 9,053,795 862,407
Tagalog Tagalog tl 44.37 68,643 1,783,360 234,425
Turkish Türkçe tr 208.14 366,338 23,323,953 1,858,073
Tatar Татарча tt 8.55 136,730 2,552,217 265,730
Ukrainian Українська uk 48.88 1,045,341 29,548,278 3,594,477
Urdu اردو ur 102.06 157,360 4,238,728 882,912
Uzbek O‘zbek uz 42.29 139,654 2,129,243 635,977
Venetian Vèneto vec 6.48 64,873 878,758 127,873
Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 678.16 1,255,948 63,811,806 19,193,535
Volapük Volapük vo 13.88 125,058 3,218,032 256,640
Walloon Walon wa 22.45 14,131 367,330 34,717
Waray-Waray Winaray war 3.52 1,264,415 6,218,391 2,879,061
Wu 吴语 wuu 0.57 39,146 279,607 51,842
Mingrelian მარგალური (Margaluri) xmf 5.62 14,938 145,361 31,402
Yiddish ייִדיש yi 46.98 14,898 562,503 43,194
Yoruba Yorùbá yo 5.18 32,715 535,133 57,024
Chinese 中文 zh 199.13 1,148,279 61,633,435 6,348,880
Classical Chinese 古文 / 文言文 zh-classical 215.56 10,454 354,707 86,053
Min Nan Bân-lâm-gú zh-min-nan 6.21 405,689 2,854,719 1,005,612
Cantonese 粵語 zh-yue 10.04 102,406 1,491,446 229,772
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 1027 94 238 31 84 169 16 174 209 136 8 199 41 40 33 49 208 119 14 46 59 16 21 64 107 258 219 149 23 157
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

Lists of Wikipedias by various criteria: edit

NotesEdit

  1. List of Wikipedias
  2. At November 2008.