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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:

\text{Depth}=\frac{\text{Edits}}{\text{Articles}}\cdot \frac{\text{NonArticles}}{\text{Articles}}\cdot \left( 1-\frac{\text{Articles}}{\text{Total}} \right)

The depth can be simplified to the equivalent formula below:

\text{Depth}=\frac{\text{Edits}}{\text{Total}}\cdot \left( \frac{\text{NonArticles}}{\text{Articles}} \right)^{2}

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

English Wikipedia has depth of 892 = 21.24 × 42 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 1406 = 215.75 × 6.52.

The smallest depth has Chechen Wikipedia which has the depth 0.167 = 7.2 × 0.023.

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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Language Language (local) Wiki Depth Articles Edits Total







Afrikaans Afrikaans af 33.57 36,754 1,432,749 90,176
Alemannic Alemannisch als 24.76 19,696 661,000 45,376
Amharic አማርኛ am 41.36 12,964 342,403 42,254
Aragonese Aragonés an 81.38 30,739 1,610,679 99,745
Arabic العربية ar 218.81 380,825 19,458,567 2,330,249
Egyptian Arabic مصرى arz 312.69 14,372 733,594 114,990
Asturian Asturianu ast 10.43 26,499 852,068 46,492
Azerbaijani Azərbaycanca az 33.9 98,870 3,554,515 252,162
Bashkir Башҡорт ba 14.1 35,031 536,536 88,427
Bavarian Boarisch bar 40.7 14,668 474,943 42,739
Samogitian Žemaitėška bat-smg 7.2 14,060 343,308 24,044
Belarusian Беларуская be 18.17 100,135 2,192,398 241,922
Belarusian (Taraškievica) Беларуская (тарашкевіца) be-x-old 32.02 57,047 1,881,509 147,395
Bulgarian Български bg 23.45 206,035 7,215,460 457,165
Bengali বাংলা bn 476.95 37,358 1,972,746 408,721
Bishnupriya Manipuri বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী bpy 23.53 25,059 804,579 57,573
Breton Brezhoneg br 16.62 54,852 1,738,340 111,474
Bosnian Bosanski bs 156.01 62,765 2,838,195 330,143
Buginese Basa Ugi bug 0.94 14,102 197,935 18,250
Catalan Català ca 30.97 474,052 16,050,587 1,193,447
Chechen Нохчийн ce 0.17 100,510 833,731 115,831
Cebuano Sinugboanong Binisaya ceb 3.55 1,208,908 5,783,487 2,791,156
Sorani کوردی ckb 131.98 15,941 496,154 96,853
Czech Čeština cs 41.02 331,328 13,232,146 877,890
Chuvash Чăваш cv 3.84 33,550 571,724 53,690
Welsh Cymraeg cy 54.36 68,691 5,288,625 155,542
Danish Dansk da 68.61 209,104 8,615,048 704,330
German Deutsch de 97.36 1,850,229 150,883,475 5,258,397
Greek Ελληνικά el 68.38 109,477 5,521,889 331,176
English English en 892.07 4,958,752 787,919,127 37,094,010
Esperanto Esperanto eo 17.01 217,984 5,808,995 475,127
Spanish Español es 189.98 1,198,209 90,139,475 5,143,238
Estonian Eesti et 30.63 137,573 4,379,618 354,061
Basque Euskara eu 26.28 209,599 5,094,220 568,567
Persian فارسی fa 211.45 466,502 20,625,894 3,093,645
Finnish Suomi fi 46.07 378,093 16,011,882 1,028,482
Faroese Føroyskt fo 37.08 11,315 336,090 32,857
French Français fr 206.17 1,658,068 120,532,502 7,659,795
West Frisian Frysk fy 20.64 32,505 789,831 79,302
Irish Gaeilge ga 5.58 35,765 800,985 58,612
Scottish Gaelic Gàidhlig gd 22.45 13,303 517,765 27,947
Galician Galego gl 21.35 124,729 3,744,151 283,231
Gujarati ગુજરાતી gu 11.21 25,709 402,111 58,564
Hebrew עברית he 252.27 177,106 18,336,199 743,567
Hindi हिन्दी hi 103.25 100,258 2,995,183 527,972
Croatian Hrvatski hr 34.08 156,538 4,748,104 432,277
Haitian Krèyol ayisyen ht 0.36 52,464 710,294 61,754
Hungarian Magyar hu 73.57 333,879 17,107,408 1,039,949
Armenian Հայերեն hy 27.5 184,508 3,574,555 571,363
Interlingua Interlingua ia 12.21 14,537 556,252 25,387
Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia id 81.57 365,165 11,014,688 1,636,327
Ido Ido io 6.02 26,149 934,073 39,307
Icelandic Íslenska is 43.62 39,668 1,565,342 108,706
Italian Italiano it 110.22 1,220,925 80,178,843 4,130,194
Japanese 日本語 ja 71.14 981,099 57,702,107 2,805,933
Javanese Basa Jawa jv 18.08 48,508 955,119 122,321
Georgian ქართული ka 34.96 98,325 3,063,997 271,343
Kazakh Қазақша kk 8.9 212,224 2,432,284 499,058
Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ kn 69.95 16,381 540,509 63,245
Korean 한국어 ko 86.82 326,652 16,566,266 1,116,962
Kurdish Kurdî ku 26.41 21,305 675,989 51,536
Kirghiz Кыргызча ky 0.58 37,951 212,974 52,330
Latin Latina la 10.2 120,881 3,036,928 226,284
Luxembourgish Lëtzebuergesch lb 29.91 44,248 1,926,468 99,146
Limburgish Limburgs li 77.1 10,008 393,495 36,928
Lombard Lumbaart lmo 32.69 32,063 1,059,862 83,521
Lithuanian Lietuvių lt 19.99 173,606 4,985,355 390,966
Latvian Latviešu lv 92.9 62,517 2,473,980 256,558
Banyumasan Basa Banyumasan map-bms 8.24 12,963 205,888 26,253
Malagasy Malagasy mg 10.26 81,095 810,320 214,813
Minangkabau Bahaso Minangkabau min 0.619 221,654 1,086,122 315,706
Macedonian Македонски mk 139.92 83,244 4,198,747 379,134
Malayalam മലയാളം ml 284.59 39,943 2,267,819 274,279
Mongolian Монгол mn 41.17 14,730 461,912 43,853
Marathi मराठी mr 72.98 42,285 1,397,226 167,277
Hill Mari Кырык Мары (Kyryk Mary) mrj 1.21 10,089 97,347 14,355
Malay Bahasa Melayu ms 15.81 275,283 4,032,737 746,036
Burmese language မ္ရန္‌မာစာ my 2.66 31,259 272,905 53,930
Mazandarani مَزِروني mzn 6.26 12,114 134,427 25,255
Nahuatl Nāhuatl nah 21.23 10,818 413,968 22,418
Neapolitan Nnapulitano nap 24.54 14,266 692,437 28,637
Low Saxon Plattdüütsch nds 31.22 23,946 785,559 61,334
Nepali नेपाली ne 20.7 26,536 496,017 72,782
Newari नेवारी new 12.25 72,361 828,889 195,313
Dutch Nederlands nl 10.85 1,834,093 45,800,148 3,505,799
Norwegian (Nynorsk) Nynorsk nn 18.13 121,824 2,951,042 282,251
Norwegian (Bokmål) Norsk (Bokmål) no 34.18 418,039 14,247,836 1,095,843
Occitan Occitan oc 5.37 88,532 2,116,472 141,589
Ossetian Иронау os 94.66 10,192 482,418 38,035
Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ pa 22.29 18,300 263,204 59,319
Polish Polski pl 21.53 1,131,630 43,494,827 2,352,993
Piedmontese Piemontèis pms 2.13 63,836 854,881 94,834
Western Panjabi شاہ مکھی پنجابی pnb 0.48 33,957 423,527 41,274
Portuguese Português pt 131.34 886,149 44,257,756 3,901,347
Quechua Runa Simi qu 34.84 19,354 657,556 51,248
Romanian Română ro 76.29 350,140 10,276,958 1,530,256
Russian Русский ru 127.96 1,250,342 85,374,204 4,496,240
Sanskrit संस्कृतम् sa 53 10,077 316,756 34,174
Sakha Саха тыла sah 50.87 10,452 341,112 33,981
Sicilian Sicilianu scn 20.13 25,284 748,221 56,445
Scots Scots sco 30.03 33,167 516,882 121,168
Serbo-Croatian Srpskohrvatski / Српскохрватски sh 413.25 426,396 20,254,014 4,522,176
Sinhalese සිංහල si 90.79 11,143 351,630 51,957
Simple English Simple English simple 171.33 114,768 12,581,480 373,650
Slovak Slovenčina sk 18.12 206,196 6,134,152 441,747
Slovenian Slovenščina sl 24.16 147,498 4,659,791 344,670
Albanian Shqip sq 35.27 50,900 1,690,309 136,937
Serbian Српски sr 66.79 323,829 11,529,236 1,165,166
Sundanese Basa Sunda su 18.54 18,367 478,312 41,727
Swedish Svenska sv 11.53 1,996,265 30,369,279 4,648,737
Swahili Kiswahili sw 30.72 29,579 996,655 74,358
Tamil தமிழ் ta 40.92 68,932 1,988,399 213,375
Telugu తెలుగు te 39.43 60,776 1,626,335 191,859
Tajik Тоҷикӣ tg 12.63 39,342 728,723 87,905
Thai ไทย th 270.54 96,915 6,446,672 571,563
Tagalog Tagalog tl 38.6 63,384 1,560,516 206,703
Turkish Türkçe tr 242.48 251,711 16,948,893 1,363,399
Tatar Татарча tt 22.86 67,255 2,112,771 154,090
Ukrainian Українська uk 36.9 588,389 16,882,229 1,733,766
Urdu اردو ur 152.48 78,088 4,406,399 349,753
Uzbek O‘zbek uz 61.89 127,936 2,426,134 648,182
Venetian Vèneto vec 77.34 10,621 590,015 32,565
Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 20.25 1,139,035 21,545,525 3,075,315
Volapük Volapük vo 15.24 120,227 3,306,677 249,025
Walloon Walon wa 22.54 13,882 323,530 35,806
Waray-Waray Winaray war 3.57 1,259,257 6,271,549 2,869,150
Yiddish ייִדיש yi 48.14 12,843 520,163 36,421
Yoruba Yorùbá yo 5.3 31,102 549,172 53,439
Chinese 中文 zh 156.09 839,077 38,338,711 4,383,915
Min Nan Bân-lâm-gú zh-min-nan 31.02 40,359 635,273 149,341
Cantonese 粵語 zh-yue 30.67 38,667 994,658 109,827


Trends[edit]

Trend during 2008.

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 892 97 206 22 71 110 11 131 190 128 12 156 34 46 31 37 242 76 15 41 74 17 18 69 82 252 219 87 20 67
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.