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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 970 = 21.1 × 46 and is the deepest one for Wikipedias with number of articles greater than 10000.

The largest depth for the unblocked Wikipedias has Ripuarian Wikipedia which has the depth 1072 = 156.03 × 6.87.

The smallest depth has Chechen Wikipedia which has the depth 0.178 = 9.39 × 0.019.

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 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 29.56 44,163 1,590,301 106,212
Alemannic Alemannisch als 22.7 22,673 763,522 50,441
Amharic አማርኛ am 40.04 13,386 349,271 43,161
Aragonese Aragonés an 78.73 31,937 1,634,603 103,107
Arabic العربية ar 183.07 510,320 25,652,821 2,785,706
Egyptian Arabic مصرى arz 311.16 16,451 804,100 135,633
Asturian Asturianu ast 4.21 48,605 1,038,562 75,498
Azerbaijani Azərbaycanca az 34.7 115,831 4,076,013 301,243
South Azerbaijani تۆرکجه azb 2.3 15,032 133,402 24,998
Bashkir Башҡорт ba 21.02 38,019 673,555 107,725
Bavarian Boarisch bar 63.15 22,290 633,912 88,459
Samogitian Žemaitėška bat-smg 6.01 16,043 356,963 26,824
Belarusian Беларуская be 25.59 140,115 2,665,643 422,191
Belarusian (Taraškievica) Беларуская (тарашкевіца) be-tarask 31.98 60,403 1,964,100 156,960
Bulgarian Български bg 24.15 228,546 8,201,883 508,083
Bengali বাংলা bn 455.25 49,076 2,664,783 504,837
Bishnupriya Manipuri বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী bpy 23.51 25,069 806,147 57,541
Breton Brezhoneg br 14.25 61,738 1,821,276 122,088
Bosnian Bosanski bs 122.08 73,832 3,032,235 351,625
Buginese Basa Ugi bug 0.98 14,118 198,520 18,360
Catalan Català ca 31.21 537,674 18,644,730 1,344,288
Chechen Нохчийн ce 0.18 160,420 1,713,990 182,531
Cebuano Sinugboanong Binisaya ceb 1.17 4,138,044 13,437,687 7,472,893
Sorani کوردی ckb 113.45 18,736 543,339 107,504
Czech Čeština cs 40.51 376,903 14,796,959 1,000,749
Chuvash Чăваш cv 4.16 38,306 610,925 63,501
Welsh Cymraeg cy 42.45 90,909 5,904,094 199,901
Danish Dansk da 67.19 224,733 8,959,628 761,942
German Deutsch de 98.96 2,045,287 168,639,476 5,827,613
Greek Ελληνικά el 70.28 129,098 6,437,784 398,286
English English en 970.37 5,366,905 881,092,651 41,766,374
Esperanto Esperanto eo 16.84 238,036 6,210,670 520,913
Spanish Español es 192.39 1,324,893 97,485,177 5,811,975
Estonian Eesti et 28.44 155,512 4,732,238 395,151
Basque Euskara eu 18.45 278,820 5,940,106 685,691
Persian فارسی fa 211.92 531,820 24,092,056 3,469,987
Finnish Suomi fi 44.95 411,171 17,201,680 1,112,140
Faroese Føroyskt fo 36.38 12,489 342,668 37,361
French Français fr 214.77 1,855,456 138,156,110 8,665,459
West Frisian Frysk fy 23.08 37,388 862,511 97,909
Irish Gaeilge ga 5.12 39,431 846,118 63,965
Scottish Gaelic Gàidhlig gd 21.16 14,379 542,692 29,904
Galician Galego gl 25.82 137,733 4,355,861 330,528
Gujarati ગુજરાતી gu 16.94 26,988 485,254 68,820
Hebrew עברית he 260.48 203,689 21,344,041 865,784
Hindi हिन्दी hi 111.36 117,838 3,539,074 651,301
Croatian Hrvatski hr 30.39 172,774 5,034,152 461,021
Upper Sorbian Hornjoserbsce hsb 31 11,114 356,167 28,670
Haitian Krèyol ayisyen ht 0.52 51,194 697,607 62,271
Hungarian Magyar hu 57.9 406,590 19,223,305 1,169,799
Armenian Հայերեն hy 35.72 217,592 5,076,178 700,746
Interlingua Interlingua ia 6.25 19,976 570,555 31,755
Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia id 123.39 395,813 13,680,928 2,131,083
Ido Ido io 5.73 26,961 909,252 40,599
Ilokano Ilokano ilo 74.24 10,564 310,411 45,357
Icelandic Íslenska is 41.06 42,071 1,611,282 113,680
Italian Italiano it 123.29 1,344,479 91,964,276 4,730,174
Japanese 日本語 ja 77.1 1,054,149 64,458,052 3,076,274
Javanese Basa Jawa jv 22.95 49,776 1,140,604 130,395
Georgian ქართული ka 33.07 113,893 3,341,428 314,981
Kazakh Қазақша kk 8.91 218,194 2,641,270 502,212
Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ kn 57.26 21,706 686,221 76,574
Korean 한국어 ko 114.37 376,143 20,336,640 1,450,385
Kurdish Kurdî ku 29.65 22,732 715,002 57,981
Kirghiz Кыргызча ky 0.25 65,468 267,605 83,620
Latin Latina la 11.81 126,390 3,344,915 243,601
Luxembourgish Lëtzebuergesch lb 28.48 48,311 2,065,619 106,981
Limburgish Limburgs li 106.38 11,660 428,877 54,549
Lombard Lumbaart lmo 32.26 34,860 1,096,562 92,310
Lithuanian Lietuvių lt 22.04 181,414 5,334,145 420,537
Latvian Latviešu lv 82.14 76,374 2,749,575 308,062
Maithili मैथिली mai 7.33 10,654 115,750 23,708
Banyumasan Basa Banyumasan map-bms 8.58 13,284 210,232 27,304
Malagasy Malagasy mg 9.99 83,439 836,455 218,102
Minangkabau Bahaso Minangkabau min 0.884 221,974 1,539,432 316,614
Macedonian Македонски mk 138.09 88,900 4,366,454 408,387
Malayalam മലയാളം ml 248.02 48,711 2,539,539 321,781
Mongolian Монгол mn 45.32 16,928 522,141 53,358
Marathi मराठी mr 76.84 46,701 1,506,998 193,327
Hill Mari Кырык Мары (Kyryk Mary) mrj 1.13 10,165 91,843 14,448
Malay Bahasa Melayu ms 16.25 287,620 4,301,716 781,929
Burmese language မ္ရန္‌မာစာ my 4.5 35,086 359,376 67,312
Mazandarani مَزِروني mzn 6.6 12,376 138,486 26,202
Neapolitan Nnapulitano nap 17.73 14,436 699,849 26,195
Low Saxon Plattdüütsch nds 32.98 25,919 814,674 69,344
Nepali नेपाली ne 21.9 30,208 605,453 82,335
Newari नेवारी new 12.69 72,123 842,603 196,039
Dutch Nederlands nl 13.13 1,897,102 49,929,449 3,791,465
Norwegian (Nynorsk) Nynorsk nn 17.39 132,714 2,945,744 313,129
Norwegian (Bokmål) Norsk (Bokmål) no 36.25 464,227 17,187,696 1,203,993
Occitan Occitan oc 7.03 83,065 2,204,482 138,227
Oriya ଓଡ଼ିଆ or 56.11 12,491 268,727 54,708
Ossetian Иронау os 97.07 10,411 486,808 39,706
Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ pa 24.81 25,122 374,625 84,584
Polish Polski pl 24.63 1,214,222 48,791,451 2,607,149
Piedmontese Piemontèis pms 2.4 64,089 864,427 97,439
Western Panjabi شاہ مکھی پنجابی pnb 1.01 43,954 508,607 59,016
Portuguese Português pt 139.38 962,383 49,354,833 4,326,326
Quechua Runa Simi qu 32.23 20,081 663,233 52,004
Romanian Română ro 85.32 375,216 11,400,963 1,722,301
Russian Русский ru 141.03 1,382,567 96,790,108 5,181,442
Sanskrit संस्कृतम् sa 95.16 11,133 420,939 47,685
Sakha Саха тыла sah 51.06 11,209 352,803 37,225
Sicilian Sicilianu scn 20.21 25,380 754,923 56,627
Scots Scots sco 26.61 43,103 596,166 157,321
Serbo-Croatian Srpskohrvatski / Српскохрватски sh 791.7 437,910 40,750,022 4,559,397
Sinhalese සිංහල si 88.11 13,184 403,407 61,507
Simple English Simple English simple 76.17 123,779 5,625,172 418,394
Slovak Slovenčina sk 18.97 217,008 6,493,189 471,786
Slovenian Slovenščina sl 24.97 155,309 4,983,795 365,458
Albanian Shqip sq 31.74 64,754 1,871,652 176,912
Serbian Српски sr 71.47 346,539 12,809,156 1,268,417
Sundanese Basa Sunda su 20.76 19,366 508,516 45,870
Swedish Svenska sv 5.19 3,785,034 39,319,525 7,566,749
Swahili Kiswahili sw 23.14 35,672 1,036,290 84,740
Tamil தமிழ் ta 33.14 91,756 2,287,985 274,819
Telugu తెలుగు te 46.97 66,694 2,066,628 213,677
Tajik Тоҷикӣ tg 6.62 67,785 863,456 137,354
Thai ไทย th 234.37 115,264 7,253,460 639,018
Tagalog Tagalog tl 36.17 67,037 1,627,539 212,827
Turkish Türkçe tr 213.72 293,535 19,313,096 1,482,410
Tatar Татарча tt 25.73 70,656 2,192,460 170,632
Ukrainian Українська uk 39.53 687,272 20,173,229 2,072,102
Urdu اردو ur 161.13 120,230 5,463,034 644,369
Uzbek O‘zbek uz 61.55 128,885 2,655,744 615,810
Venetian Vèneto vec 76.99 10,877 600,458 33,380
Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 30.46 1,154,849 26,466,101 3,459,288
Volapük Volapük vo 15.15 120,483 3,311,818 249,075
Walloon Walon wa 22.21 14,430 332,022 37,192
Waray-Waray Winaray war 3.57 1,262,345 6,294,639 2,873,398
Yiddish ייִדיש yi 43.9 13,805 535,396 38,254
Yoruba Yorùbá yo 5.36 31,535 562,166 54,197
Chinese 中文 zh 166.96 932,671 44,952,774 4,919,369
Min Nan Bân-lâm-gú zh-min-nan 10.81 204,282 1,614,583 620,841
Cantonese 粵語 zh-yue 23.9 52,206 1,114,679 143,912
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 970 99 215 25 77 123 13 139 192 141 5 167 36 45 31 40 214 85 15 41 58 17 19 67 123 260 183 114 22 71
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.