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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:

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

English Wikipedia has depth of 931 = 18.65 × 49.92 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 1072 = 155.33 × 6.9.

The Chechen Wikipedia has the smallest depth, at 0.179 = 12.1 × 0.015.

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
Afrikaans Afrikaans af 39.9 67,003 1,856,680 208,997
Alemannic Alemannisch als 25.42 25,235 857,272 58,461
Amharic አማርኛ am 34.52 14,433 350,087 44,750
Aragonese Aragonés an 70.83 33,884 1,618,641 107,312
Arabic العربية ar 241.15 634,005 31,652,987 4,235,430
Egyptian Arabic مصرى arz 272.17 19,879 837,112 165,860
Asturian Asturianu ast 3.58 99,552 2,045,736 150,650
Azerbaijani Azərbaycanca az 31.6 139,792 4,474,070 363,810
South Azerbaijani تۆرکجه azb 4.1 113,863 593,073 268,371
Bashkir Башҡорт ba 22.95 45,483 849,610 131,065
Bavarian Boarisch bar 52.19 27,066 700,854 101,468
Samogitian Žemaitėška bat-smg 5.95 16,359 344,673 27,667
Belarusian Беларуская be 32.03 159,178 3,242,801 519,894
Belarusian (Taraškievica) Беларуская (тарашкевіца) be-tarask 32.88 65,380 2,020,051 176,057
Bulgarian Български bg 24.21 247,360 8,926,963 549,282
Bengali বাংলা bn 414.73 62,588 3,217,466 623,828
Bishnupriya Manipuri বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী bpy 23.47 25,081 780,946 58,276
Breton Brezhoneg br 12.9 65,810 1,806,374 128,970
Bosnian Bosanski bs 107.03 79,058 2,957,325 367,306
Buginese Basa Ugi bug 1.06 14,120 191,804 18,657
Catalan Català ca 30.11 595,833 20,478,887 1,472,477
Chechen Нохчийн ce 0.18 208,829 2,834,565 234,230
Min Dong Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄ cdo 2.45 14,080 74,525 27,448
Cebuano Sinugboanong Binisaya ceb 1.21 5,379,917 24,491,212 8,965,095
Sorani کوردی ckb 94.77 22,557 595,132 121,968
Czech Čeština cs 44.93 417,062 16,681,096 1,151,615
Chuvash Чăваш cv 5.02 41,501 641,971 72,831
Welsh Cymraeg cy 41.65 101,819 6,791,241 220,128
Danish Dansk da 66.85 241,330 9,717,754 811,538
German Deutsch de 93.97 2,243,041 181,931,234 6,284,187
Greek Ελληνικά el 63.76 155,605 7,293,177 471,533
Emilian-Romagnol Emiliàn e rumagnòl eml 12.14 11,258 125,588 30,635
English English en 930.89 5,758,227 866,084,800 46,440,558
Esperanto Esperanto eo 17.23 251,855 6,450,663 559,859
Spanish Español es 195.71 1,490,143 111,832,138 6,526,028
Estonian Eesti et 24.66 183,631 5,145,844 454,707
Basque Euskara eu 11.34 308,793 6,471,802 634,331
Persian فارسی fa 180.71 648,029 24,864,553 4,249,298
Finnish Suomi fi 42.42 447,521 17,679,050 1,210,054
Faroese Føroyskt fo 35.92 12,811 349,250 38,206
French Français fr 224.22 2,060,289 153,829,638 9,878,080
West Frisian Frysk fy 29.88 41,138 938,110 122,342
Irish Gaeilge ga 4.6 48,804 904,779 79,918
Scottish Gaelic Gàidhlig gd 20.39 14,762 543,232 30,574
Galician Galego gl 32.52 152,849 4,989,664 399,472
Gujarati ગુજરાતી gu 31.71 28,236 642,184 86,633
Hebrew עברית he 252.82 234,323 24,304,025 984,007
Hindi हिन्दी hi 142.73 128,122 4,021,155 818,859
Croatian Hrvatski hr 23.49 200,500 5,156,465 504,437
Upper Sorbian Hornjoserbsce hsb 25.23 13,316 362,520 33,713
Haitian Krèyol ayisyen ht 0.57 53,730 717,372 66,011
Hungarian Magyar hu 58.48 440,293 20,667,375 1,277,363
Armenian Հայերեն hy 39.8 248,357 6,042,208 828,583
Interlingua Interlingua ia 6.29 21,125 601,408 33,654
Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia id 119.16 444,244 14,471,130 2,432,422
Ido Ido io 5.63 28,039 940,278 42,126
Ilokano Ilokano ilo 67.61 11,591 330,778 47,834
Icelandic Íslenska is 36.26 46,078 1,610,983 122,632
Italian Italiano it 157.44 1,479,620 100,911,740 6,010,703
Japanese 日本語 ja 81.12 1,129,942 70,558,295 3,346,130
Javanese Basa Jawa jv 27.72 54,990 1,465,188 146,553
Georgian ქართული ka 35.51 125,488 3,577,302 364,024
Kazakh Қазақша kk 9.37 223,105 2,651,805 527,881
Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ kn 84.99 23,963 878,894 97,566
Korean 한국어 ko 141.49 433,097 23,027,622 1,921,054
Kurdish Kurdî ku 27.29 23,879 710,016 60,201
Kirghiz Кыргызча ky 0.27 79,395 337,152 102,167
Latin Latina la 12.06 129,566 3,372,755 252,748
Luxembourgish Lëtzebuergesch lb 23.92 55,061 2,139,252 118,428
Limburgish Limburgs li 109.72 12,315 429,915 60,841
Lombard Lumbaart lmo 25.51 37,871 974,466 98,772
Lithuanian Lietuvių lt 22.49 192,320 5,468,127 455,554
Latvian Latviešu lv 79.24 89,488 2,968,046 371,212
Maithili मैथिली mai 11.54 13,073 181,841 31,582
Banyumasan Basa Banyumasan map-bms 9.62 13,341 206,530 28,788
Malagasy Malagasy mg 10.59 89,113 957,424 231,766
Meadow Mari Олык Марий (Olyk Marij) mhr 13.01 10,039 171,603 23,413
Minangkabau Bahaso Minangkabau min 0.933 222,431 1,580,063 318,944
Macedonian Македонски mk 107.33 97,384 3,783,493 442,360
Malayalam മലയാളം ml 210.12 60,431 2,903,092 375,458
Mongolian Монгол mn 57.97 18,389 560,402 66,687
Marathi मराठी mr 74.08 52,251 1,638,872 215,229
Hill Mari Кырык Мары (Kyryk Mary) mrj 1.71 10,268 94,293 15,758
Malay Bahasa Melayu ms 15.37 321,917 4,467,563 883,106
Burmese language မြန်မာဘာသာ my 7.24 40,686 438,363 90,390
Mazandarani مَزِروني mzn 7.59 12,755 146,548 28,152
Neapolitan Nnapulitano nap 16.54 14,564 650,561 26,525
Low Saxon Plattdüütsch nds 17.69 39,023 838,855 93,956
Nepali नेपाली ne 24.82 31,465 683,874 87,555
Newari नेवारी new 12.7 72,212 844,359 196,323
Dutch Nederlands nl 14.77 1,949,230 52,530,836 4,022,520
Norwegian (Nynorsk) Nynorsk nn 17.32 141,236 3,089,133 334,689
Norwegian (Bokmål) Norsk (Bokmål) no 40.26 497,740 18,950,167 1,336,433
Occitan Occitan oc 6.65 85,086 2,091,009 142,343
Oriya ଓଡ଼ିଆ or 58.94 14,424 339,935 61,540
Ossetian Иронау os 88.81 11,135 469,672 42,818
Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ pa 24.9 30,704 448,736 104,712
Polish Polski pl 28.75 1,309,221 54,922,882 2,930,686
Piedmontese Piemontèis pms 2.42 64,389 841,087 98,694
Western Panjabi شاہ مکھی پنجابی pnb 1.35 46,784 505,885 66,495
Portuguese Português pt 153.67 1,011,014 53,509,552 4,741,960
Quechua Runa Simi qu 28.06 20,802 634,152 52,513
Romanian Română ro 111.42 389,997 12,412,979 2,071,782
Russian Русский ru 131.22 1,511,838 96,218,294 5,742,882
Sanskrit संस्कृतम् sa 119.72 11,358 438,822 55,590
Sakha Саха тыла sah 49.65 11,794 342,265 40,316
Sicilian Sicilianu scn 16.43 26,056 724,460 55,213
Scots Scots sco 24.79 53,200 688,463 193,715
Sindhi سنڌي، سندھی ، सिन्ध sd 16.04 11,047 137,237 32,619
Serbo-Croatian Srpskohrvatski / Српскохрватски sh 767.81 446,941 40,844,050 4,605,629
Sinhalese සිංහල si 80.87 14,891 428,427 68,398
Simple English Simple English simple 77.5 140,811 6,301,792 484,549
Slovak Slovenčina sk 19 227,688 6,726,082 497,607
Slovenian Slovenščina sl 24.64 162,828 5,052,162 386,357
Albanian Shqip sq 30.85 75,130 1,910,038 215,183
Serbian Српски sr 143.73 612,436 21,047,167 3,684,445
Sundanese Basa Sunda su 4.19 39,746 546,650 68,553
Swedish Svenska sv 6.23 3,764,235 43,812,347 7,704,610
Swahili Kiswahili sw 13.68 47,423 1,046,643 102,249
Tamil தமிழ் ta 28.79 118,691 2,600,827 353,497
Telugu తెలుగు te 62.65 69,750 2,498,404 241,337
Tajik Тоҷикӣ tg 4.31 95,910 1,019,483 179,412
Thai ไทย th 254.39 128,084 7,960,031 758,851
Tagalog Tagalog tl 26.35 79,298 1,662,771 231,033
Turkish Türkçe tr 198.93 319,527 20,102,470 1,584,997
Tatar Татарча tt 22.36 81,803 2,304,061 194,048
Ukrainian Українська uk 36.74 869,274 23,778,490 2,617,542
Urdu اردو ur 93.84 142,151 3,637,979 779,587
Uzbek O‘zbek uz 46.52 130,307 2,025,985 623,266
Venetian Vèneto vec 74.75 11,263 594,966 34,821
Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 371.88 1,195,901 45,123,631 14,076,711
Volapük Volapük vo 14.29 121,800 3,193,891 250,807
Walloon Walon wa 22.42 14,782 336,490 38,436
Waray-Waray Winaray war 3.51 1,263,415 6,195,224 2,876,835
Wu 吴语 wuu 5.55 14,877 242,172 26,463
Mingrelian მარგალური (Margaluri) xmf 7.1 12,653 135,256 27,985
Yiddish ייִדיש yi 41.09 14,545 535,616 40,036
Yoruba Yorùbá yo 4.9 31,766 516,913 54,639
Chinese 中文 zh 180.59 1,033,049 51,865,057 5,591,128
Min Nan Bân-lâm-gú zh-min-nan 13.19 227,640 1,923,761 740,641
Cantonese 粵語 zh-yue 16.57 69,815 1,240,715 177,210
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 931 94 224 29 81 157 15 154 196 131 6 181 40 42 30 37 199 111 14 45 58 17 19 67 119 253 241 141 22 144
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]

Lists of Wikipedias by various criteria: edit

Notes[edit]

  1. List of Wikipedias
  2. At November 2008.