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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 951 = 21.09 × 45.09 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 1083 = 156.21 × 6.93.

The smallest depth has Chechen Wikipedia which has the depth 0.155 = 7.98 × 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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Language Language (local) Wiki Depth Articles Edits Total Pages
Afrikaans Afrikaans af 30.58 42,812 1,566,504 103,734
Alemannic Alemannisch als 22.64 22,231 734,738 49,756
Amharic አማርኛ am 40.35 13,284 347,706 42,937
Aragonese Aragonés an 78.57 31,823 1,631,088 102,556
Arabic العربية ar 216.09 452,453 24,599,732 2,625,183
Egyptian Arabic مصرى arz 312.38 16,034 793,584 131,309
Asturian Asturianu ast 4.29 47,605 1,025,912 74,100
Azerbaijani Azərbaycanca az 35.3 111,190 3,948,229 290,413
Bashkir Башҡорт ba 20.52 36,563 645,914 102,557
Bavarian Boarisch bar 63.33 21,932 624,235 87,141
Samogitian Žemaitėška bat-smg 5.83 15,938 355,524 26,426
Belarusian Беларуская be 20.18 123,235 2,502,403 321,715
Belarusian (Taraškievica) Беларуская (тарашкевіца) be-tarask 31.97 59,852 1,949,702 155,400
Bulgarian Български bg 24.57 223,170 7,958,917 500,626
Bengali বাংলা bn 466.24 45,740 2,503,156 476,779
Bishnupriya Manipuri বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী bpy 23.48 25,067 805,977 57,514
Breton Brezhoneg br 14.62 60,548 1,807,156 120,284
Bosnian Bosanski bs 126.73 71,801 3,001,772 346,362
Buginese Basa Ugi bug 0.96 14,116 198,384 18,312
Catalan Català ca 31.04 527,383 18,194,585 1,318,260
Chechen Нохчийн ce 0.15 157,897 1,434,895 179,874
Cebuano Sinugboanong Binisaya ceb 1.16 3,430,028 11,536,569 6,118,886
Sorani کوردی ckb 115.88 18,174 532,305 105,106
Czech Čeština cs 40.04 368,253 14,351,547 975,940
Chuvash Чăваш cv 3.92 36,237 596,413 58,741
Welsh Cymraeg cy 49.32 82,918 5,544,311 190,994
Danish Dansk da 66.36 221,519 8,787,680 747,985
German Deutsch de 100.53 2,005,443 165,195,133 5,760,226
Greek Ελληνικά el 71.57 124,046 6,256,680 384,035
English English en 950.89 5,298,730 862,077,112 40,879,787
Esperanto Esperanto eo 16.86 235,361 6,135,152 515,493
Spanish Español es 189.98 1,301,390 95,073,420 5,689,364
Estonian Eesti et 28.97 151,340 4,654,322 385,864
Basque Euskara eu 19.69 261,651 5,761,608 652,381
Persian فارسی fa 212.89 515,612 23,254,389 3,386,610
Finnish Suomi fi 45 404,717 16,933,982 1,095,137
Faroese Føroyskt fo 36.49 12,368 341,092 36,962
French Français fr 212.04 1,820,002 134,795,782 8,458,874
West Frisian Frysk fy 22.25 36,339 846,515 93,223
Irish Gaeilge ga 5.26 38,802 839,239 63,216
Scottish Gaelic Gàidhlig gd 21.2 14,210 537,831 29,543
Galician Galego gl 23.79 134,371 4,216,309 312,916
Gujarati ગુજરાતી gu 15.38 26,687 445,553 67,388
Hebrew עברית he 255.67 198,721 20,631,156 839,788
Hindi हिन्दी hi 106.77 113,774 3,325,996 622,299
Croatian Hrvatski hr 30.6 170,770 4,980,612 456,877
Upper Sorbian Hornjoserbsce hsb 31.63 10,877 352,754 28,162
Haitian Krèyol ayisyen ht 0.52 51,105 695,344 62,141
Hungarian Magyar hu 57.83 399,329 18,858,207 1,148,853
Armenian Հայերեն hy 34.32 212,304 4,750,937 684,310
Interlingua Interlingua ia 6.39 19,770 558,759 31,666
Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia id 106.57 389,656 13,064,474 1,939,575
Ido Ido io 5.91 26,842 900,757 40,722
Icelandic Íslenska is 41.79 41,449 1,601,674 112,446
Italian Italiano it 122.22 1,315,712 89,886,165 4,609,740
Japanese 日本語 ja 76.47 1,040,338 63,156,256 3,034,519
Javanese Basa Jawa jv 22.56 49,666 1,128,160 129,635
Georgian ქართული ka 33.32 110,949 3,286,112 306,575
Kazakh Қазақша kk 8.8 217,400 2,606,027 499,797
Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ kn 54.32 21,630 667,419 75,111
Korean 한국어 ko 108.99 366,505 19,607,798 1,382,468
Kurdish Kurdî ku 29.62 22,353 705,189 56,914
Kirghiz Кыргызча ky 0.29 58,413 252,770 75,511
Latin Latina la 11.61 125,631 3,284,093 241,759
Luxembourgish Lëtzebuergesch lb 29.3 47,199 2,041,462 105,191
Limburgish Limburgs li 108.47 11,543 426,696 54,514
Lombard Lumbaart lmo 32.01 34,532 1,090,175 90,963
Lithuanian Lietuvių lt 21.67 180,275 5,290,226 415,466
Latvian Latviešu lv 83.7 73,987 2,699,742 299,397
Banyumasan Basa Banyumasan map-bms 8.56 13,275 210,016 27,271
Malagasy Malagasy mg 10.11 82,814 832,087 217,424
Minangkabau Bahaso Minangkabau min 0.883 221,955 1,538,955 316,556
Macedonian Македонски mk 139.18 87,454 4,333,094 401,525
Malayalam മലയാളം ml 256.48 46,690 2,476,282 312,187
Mongolian Монгол mn 47.44 16,220 510,868 51,792
Marathi मराठी mr 75.97 45,016 1,468,001 183,876
Hill Mari Кырык Мары (Kyryk Mary) mrj 1.12 10,164 91,744 14,424
Malay Bahasa Melayu ms 15.99 286,052 4,246,382 774,687
Burmese language မ္ရန္‌မာစာ my 4.19 33,519 341,797 62,978
Mazandarani مَزِروني mzn 6.58 12,362 138,167 26,162
Nahuatl Nāhuatl nah 30.2 10,698 433,435 24,744
Neapolitan Nnapulitano nap 17.97 14,393 698,911 26,208
Low Saxon Plattdüütsch nds 32.27 25,704 809,756 68,025
Nepali नेपाली ne 22.24 29,098 585,091 79,764
Newari नेवारी new 12.65 72,172 842,356 195,987
Dutch Nederlands nl 12.94 1,884,203 49,179,928 3,757,547
Norwegian (Nynorsk) Nynorsk nn 16.3 131,591 2,914,804 302,869
Norwegian (Bokmål) Norsk (Bokmål) no 36.21 457,099 16,890,762 1,185,980
Occitan Occitan oc 6.43 85,493 2,186,149 140,447
Oriya ଓଡ଼ିଆ or 62.54 11,519 260,030 52,417
Ossetian Иронау os 97.5 10,291 484,956 39,171
Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ pa 25.24 23,950 357,848 81,296
Polish Polski pl 23.64 1,195,507 47,634,235 2,536,767
Piedmontese Piemontèis pms 2.34 63,984 861,992 96,810
Western Panjabi شاہ مکھی پنجابی pnb 0.87 42,511 471,931 56,234
Portuguese Português pt 137.72 947,917 48,375,376 4,242,175
Quechua Runa Simi qu 32.98 19,796 661,839 51,511
Romanian Română ro 84.48 373,124 11,258,515 1,709,500
Russian Русский ru 139.33 1,357,272 94,596,229 5,064,014
Sanskrit संस्कृतम् sa 110.34 10,195 404,209 46,528
Sakha Саха тыла sah 51.85 10,964 349,874 36,443
Sicilian Sicilianu scn 20.72 25,374 753,856 57,185
Scots Scots sco 25.95 41,725 574,009 150,609
Serbo-Croatian Srpskohrvatski / Српскохрватски sh 796.23 436,354 40,716,100 4,554,380
Sinhalese සිංහල si 89.99 12,809 396,186 60,158
Simple English Simple English simple 175.11 121,682 12,930,459 407,552
Slovak Slovenčina sk 18.63 215,261 6,426,655 465,212
Slovenian Slovenščina sl 24.56 153,852 4,877,325 361,414
Albanian Shqip sq 31.28 62,152 1,830,860 167,208
Serbian Српски sr 66.83 342,058 12,574,748 1,209,165
Sundanese Basa Sunda su 20.62 19,161 495,575 45,531
Swedish Svenska sv 5.02 3,782,585 38,271,457 7,544,664
Swahili Kiswahili sw 23.79 34,662 1,027,685 82,592
Tamil தமிழ் ta 32.31 89,485 2,229,506 264,755
Telugu తెలుగు te 45.59 66,120 2,015,550 210,333
Tajik Тоҷикӣ tg 6.22 67,336 835,090 134,788
Thai ไทย th 230.35 113,050 7,089,645 620,762
Tagalog Tagalog tl 37.47 65,663 1,614,398 210,975
Turkish Türkçe tr 216.21 286,926 18,850,205 1,461,812
Tatar Татарча tt 25.49 69,920 2,180,882 167,850
Ukrainian Українська uk 39.11 665,142 19,458,354 1,998,119
Urdu اردو ur 171.79 110,418 5,326,385 593,518
Uzbek O‘zbek uz 61.46 128,743 2,650,273 614,904
Venetian Vèneto vec 77.17 10,854 599,715 33,334
Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 28.55 1,151,140 26,040,324 3,360,597
Volapük Volapük vo 15.23 120,409 3,310,780 249,384
Walloon Walon wa 22.38 14,295 330,244 36,903
Waray-Waray Winaray war 3.57 1,261,952 6,291,130 2,872,654
Yiddish ייִדיש yi 45.66 13,562 530,316 38,139
Yoruba Yorùbá yo 5.3 31,489 555,109 54,122
Chinese 中文 zh 165.88 913,892 43,597,646 4,832,818
Min Nan Bân-lâm-gú zh-min-nan 10.57 201,717 1,542,677 616,265
Cantonese 粵語 zh-yue 26.02 48,900 1,091,648 137,401


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 951 101 212 24 76 122 13 138 190 139 5 166 36 45 31 39 216 84 15 40 58 17 19 66 107 256 216 109 22 67
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.