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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 906 = 18.62 × 48.65 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 1075 = 155.44 × 6.91.

The Chechen Wikipedia has the smallest depth, at 0.322 = 13.93 × 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. 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 29.3 50,087 1,675,822 123,770
Alemannic Alemannisch als 24.79 24,694 834,361 56,764
Amharic አማርኛ am 34.66 14,278 346,790 44,334
Aragonese Aragonés an 72.67 33,182 1,608,843 105,677
Arabic العربية ar 224.79 580,333 29,003,042 3,679,385
Egyptian Arabic مصرى arz 285.98 18,542 809,225 156,387
Asturian Asturianu ast 4.65 76,242 1,562,619 122,250
Azerbaijani Azərbaycanca az 30.9 135,627 4,322,474 350,096
South Azerbaijani تۆرکجه azb 3 86,902 447,629 182,946
Bashkir Башҡорт ba 23.58 43,168 815,514 125,350
Bavarian Boarisch bar 54.96 26,057 692,332 99,165
Samogitian Žemaitėška bat-smg 5.93 16,281 343,687 27,494
Belarusian Беларуская be 32.25 154,857 3,153,752 507,720
Belarusian (Taraškievica) Беларуская (тарашкевіца) be-tarask 32.26 63,370 1,975,403 168,488
Bulgarian Български bg 23.6 243,086 8,532,219 540,225
Bengali বাংলা bn 411.67 59,060 3,028,459 586,321
Bishnupriya Manipuri বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী bpy 23.36 25,080 780,502 58,176
Breton Brezhoneg br 13.08 64,904 1,793,246 127,484
Bosnian Bosanski bs 110.18 77,444 2,928,333 364,079
Buginese Basa Ugi bug 1.05 14,117 191,593 18,634
Catalan Català ca 30.16 583,206 19,957,931 1,445,063
Chechen Нохчийн ce 0.32 164,875 2,646,438 189,927
Cebuano Sinugboanong Binisaya ceb 1.14 5,382,751 23,133,133 8,964,480
Sorani کوردی ckb 95.98 21,726 574,438 118,333
Czech Čeština cs 42.28 407,586 16,145,138 1,099,109
Chuvash Чăваш cv 4.63 41,297 632,162 71,083
Welsh Cymraeg cy 33.85 100,690 5,570,834 216,057
Danish Dansk da 66.66 238,357 9,548,622 802,575
German Deutsch de 94.3 2,192,355 177,356,833 6,159,925
Greek Ελληνικά el 65.82 147,944 7,070,890 451,101
English English en 905.99 5,669,956 842,109,973 45,215,996
Esperanto Esperanto eo 17.06 247,725 6,310,996 549,707
Spanish Español es 205.62 1,422,081 108,379,768 6,363,086
Estonian Eesti et 25.39 176,760 5,023,364 440,495
Basque Euskara eu 8.19 293,659 6,263,531 540,632
Persian فارسی fa 175.99 630,441 23,690,626 4,116,842
Finnish Suomi fi 42.21 439,894 17,331,381 1,188,246
Faroese Føroyskt fo 35.9 12,772 347,949 38,093
French Français fr 223.45 1,994,298 149,241,357 9,526,075
West Frisian Frysk fy 28.98 40,193 918,893 117,605
Irish Gaeilge ga 4.72 47,542 892,084 78,097
Scottish Gaelic Gàidhlig gd 20.33 14,718 541,587 30,453
Galician Galego gl 27.62 149,038 4,756,667 366,427
Gujarati ગુજરાતી gu 26.04 27,853 589,083 80,336
Hebrew עברית he 246.93 226,139 23,224,013 941,716
Hindi हिन्दी hi 128.81 125,421 3,823,230 760,119
Croatian Hrvatski hr 24.47 194,411 5,084,634 494,214
Upper Sorbian Hornjoserbsce hsb 26.3 12,851 358,567 32,776
Haitian Krèyol ayisyen ht 0.57 52,378 708,628 64,343
Hungarian Magyar hu 57.67 432,855 19,987,997 1,257,242
Armenian Հայերեն hy 39.16 241,769 5,783,054 806,889
Interlingua Interlingua ia 6.51 20,640 595,004 33,049
Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia id 117.6 432,489 13,956,058 2,361,981
Ido Ido io 5.64 27,723 934,415 41,615
Ilokano Ilokano ilo 71.09 11,117 324,798 46,634
Icelandic Íslenska is 36.39 45,140 1,592,589 119,840
Italian Italiano it 154.84 1,444,603 97,701,026 5,839,183
Japanese 日本語 ja 80.41 1,110,526 68,755,137 3,288,289
Javanese Basa Jawa jv 26.61 54,894 1,441,930 144,550
Georgian ქართული ka 34.16 123,016 3,497,993 350,683
Kazakh Қазақша kk 9.21 221,861 2,625,233 522,224
Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ kn 77.06 23,442 847,521 90,797
Korean 한국어 ko 110.24 419,594 21,535,492 1,632,635
Kurdish Kurdî ku 27.63 23,526 703,311 59,489
Kirghiz Кыргызча ky 0.21 79,776 321,471 100,316
Latin Latina la 11.98 128,696 3,348,173 250,529
Luxembourgish Lëtzebuergesch lb 24.15 54,092 2,113,012 116,519
Limburgish Limburgs li 110.52 12,187 427,186 60,336
Lombard Lumbaart lmo 25.7 37,433 968,665 97,700
Lithuanian Lietuvių lt 22.72 188,333 5,388,693 446,798
Latvian Latviešu lv 81.68 85,282 2,874,934 356,821
Maithili मैथिली mai 11.37 12,495 173,688 30,005
Banyumasan Basa Banyumasan map-bms 9.51 13,325 205,953 28,647
Malagasy Malagasy mg 9.34 84,994 814,912 219,921
Minangkabau Bahaso Minangkabau min 0.912 222,205 1,562,658 317,904
Macedonian Македонски mk 109.44 95,014 3,740,135 433,346
Malayalam മലയാളം ml 219.3 57,066 2,826,547 357,689
Mongolian Монгол mn 54.01 18,136 546,824 63,585
Marathi मराठी mr 72.16 51,451 1,598,325 209,793
Hill Mari Кырык Мары (Kyryk Mary) mrj 1.55 10,267 93,881 15,451
Malay Bahasa Melayu ms 15 316,621 4,352,255 862,651
Burmese language မ္ရန္‌မာစာ my 6.29 38,865 407,358 82,829
Mazandarani مَزِروني mzn 7.5 12,679 145,279 27,899
Neapolitan Nnapulitano nap 16.5 14,539 649,383 26,462
Low Saxon Plattdüütsch nds 28.41 30,563 819,229 82,147
Nepali नेपाली ne 24.74 30,566 645,410 86,093
Newari नेवारी new 12.72 72,151 843,946 196,223
Dutch Nederlands nl 14.48 1,934,213 51,671,072 3,975,458
Norwegian (Nynorsk) Nynorsk nn 17.57 138,551 3,045,245 329,630
Norwegian (Bokmål) Norsk (Bokmål) no 39.36 489,921 18,589,417 1,303,998
Occitan Occitan oc 6.65 84,675 2,081,795 141,627
Oriya ଓଡ଼ିଆ or 57.72 13,959 320,716 59,723
Ossetian Иронау os 91 10,838 467,202 41,741
Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ pa 24.52 29,718 435,010 100,421
Polish Polski pl 28.24 1,286,006 53,546,590 2,867,303
Piedmontese Piemontèis pms 2.41 64,363 839,923 98,570
Western Panjabi شاہ مکھی پنجابی pnb 1.34 46,506 503,270 65,999
Portuguese Português pt 150.07 999,549 52,232,690 4,654,883
Quechua Runa Simi qu 28.39 20,642 632,770 52,249
Romanian Română ro 109.44 387,124 12,204,365 2,044,794
Russian Русский ru 133.35 1,479,441 93,166,514 5,708,246
Sanskrit संस्कृतम् sa 113.94 11,309 435,495 53,696
Sakha Саха тыла sah 50.46 11,602 340,424 39,772
Sicilian Sicilianu scn 16.39 26,032 722,668 55,140
Scots Scots sco 24.97 52,181 676,491 190,598
Serbo-Croatian Srpskohrvatski / Српскохрватски sh 773.91 444,738 40,807,916 4,597,539
Sinhalese සිංහල si 78.87 14,786 422,947 67,083
Simple English Simple English simple 79.49 134,816 6,143,433 465,785
Slovak Slovenčina sk 18.76 226,192 6,661,137 492,583
Slovenian Slovenščina sl 24.54 161,509 5,001,739 382,850
Albanian Shqip sq 29.09 74,290 1,867,982 207,998
Serbian Српски sr 140.77 607,897 20,554,156 3,645,208
Sundanese Basa Sunda su 4.14 39,606 543,864 68,139
Swedish Svenska sv 5.94 3,782,354 43,066,536 7,673,663
Swahili Kiswahili sw 16.66 42,730 1,032,136 95,898
Tamil தமிழ் ta 27.29 117,046 2,539,542 341,183
Telugu తెలుగు te 57.3 69,249 2,392,155 232,754
Tajik Тоҷикӣ tg 4.31 94,161 1,001,382 176,096
Thai ไทย th 244.38 124,920 7,667,027 725,744
Tagalog Tagalog tl 24.14 81,592 1,637,072 232,741
Turkish Türkçe tr 206.09 310,289 19,719,811 1,565,276
Tatar Татарча tt 22.57 79,689 2,276,671 188,688
Ukrainian Українська uk 38.45 796,556 22,746,309 2,401,382
Urdu اردو ur 89.27 139,265 3,482,589 749,786
Uzbek O‘zbek uz 46.13 129,238 1,985,214 619,593
Venetian Vèneto vec 72.02 11,191 585,233 34,124
Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 326.89 1,176,026 40,663,848 13,366,628
Volapük Volapük vo 14.35 121,064 3,185,205 249,401
Walloon Walon wa 22.5 14,630 333,686 38,069
Waray-Waray Winaray war 3.51 1,263,094 6,189,155 2,876,055
Yiddish ייִדיש yi 40.83 14,406 530,550 39,532
Yoruba Yorùbá yo 4.81 31,671 513,932 54,222
Chinese 中文 zh 174.91 1,011,377 49,757,781 5,430,130
Min Nan Bân-lâm-gú zh-min-nan 12.3 226,823 1,891,772 716,211
Cantonese 粵語 zh-yue 16.73 67,210 1,200,262 170,968
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 906 94 223 28 80 155 14 150 206 133 6 175 39 42 30 38 206 109 14 42 58 17 19 67 118 247 225 110 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 also[edit]

Lists of Wikipedias by various criteria: edit

Notes[edit]

  1. List of Wikipedias
  2. At November 2008.