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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.

The English Wikipedia has the largest depth of 1062 = 19.07 × 55.67.

Among editions with at least 10,000 articles, the Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia has the smallest depth, at 0.12 = 3.62 × 0.033.

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
Acehnese Acehnese ace 2.45 12,233 127,389 19,780
Afrikaans Afrikaans af 45.83 97,688 2,381,315 351,941
Alemannic Alemannisch als 30 27,793 990,159 67,551
Amharic አማርኛ am 33.84 14,915 362,490 45,733
Aragonese Aragonés an 58.09 39,894 1,722,514 120,227
Arabic العربية ar 224.8 1,111,896 53,401,054 7,257,883
Egyptian Arabic مصرى arz 0.12 1,238,253 5,293,248 1,463,950
Asturian Asturianu ast 8.08 124,395 3,318,416 214,232
Kotava Kotava avk 0.2 13,392 66,538 16,388
Azerbaijani Azərbaycanca az 32.5 180,327 5,890,289 471,153
South Azerbaijani تۆرکجه azb 4.5 240,184 1,460,190 554,855
Bashkir Башҡорт ba 21.47 56,688 1,029,690 160,332
Bavarian Boarisch bar 45.79 31,593 764,674 114,219
Samogitian Žemaitėška bat-smg 5.97 16,881 351,716 28,648
Central Bicolano Bikol bcl 8.15 11,087 203,941 21,323
Belarusian Беларуская be 24.88 203,892 3,827,807 609,830
Belarusian (Taraškievica) Беларуская (тарашкевіца) be-tarask 36.01 74,206 2,208,954 212,223
Bulgarian Български bg 27.03 270,923 10,851,443 602,969
Bengali বাংলা bn 318.78 106,615 5,054,393 917,749
Bishnupriya Manipuri বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী bpy 26.5 25,050 837,604 59,386
Breton Brezhoneg br 12.71 69,426 1,895,762 135,623
Bosnian Bosanski bs 91.91 85,627 3,290,832 355,402
Buginese Basa Ugi bug 1.13 14,136 193,438 18,819
Catalan Català ca 34.99 676,601 26,954,348 1,673,990
Chechen Нохчийн ce 6.57 354,143 5,851,269 658,731
Min Dong Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄ cdo 2.83 15,504 87,344 31,045
Cebuano Sinugboanong Binisaya ceb 1.99 5,718,116 31,113,873 10,372,842
Sorani کوردی ckb 81.36 30,103 775,210 149,240
Czech Čeština cs 45.59 479,168 19,694,214 1,315,280
Chuvash Чăваш cv 6.24 45,794 702,366 85,776
Welsh Cymraeg cy 41.97 132,696 10,909,741 267,238
Danish Dansk da 63.76 266,268 10,689,747 874,337
German Deutsch de 92.78 2,566,166 209,694,502 7,121,218
Zazaki Zazaki diq 2.02 39,953 475,333 60,169
Greek Ελληνικά el 61.52 191,744 8,782,897 577,347
Emilian-Romagnol Emiliàn e rumagnòl eml 11.81 12,696 144,746 33,775
English English en 1061.7 6,284,783 1,014,134,664 53,177,785
Esperanto Esperanto eo 16.08 295,013 7,145,708 652,436
Spanish Español es 211.23 1,675,483 134,445,878 7,381,240
Estonian Eesti et 21.54 218,404 5,873,166 520,011
Basque Euskara eu 12.12 373,541 8,477,302 763,893
Persian فارسی fa 177.58 788,559 31,765,059 4,927,278
Finnish Suomi fi 39.74 507,613 19,665,864 1,344,256
Faroese Føroyskt fo 34.33 13,563 363,993 39,860
French Français fr 241.23 2,319,901 181,629,085 11,311,893
North Frisian Nordfriisk frr 15.45 12,943 202,022 33,727
West Frisian Frysk fy 31.63 45,531 1,034,223 139,608
Irish Gaeilge ga 4.67 54,743 998,529 90,315
Scottish Gaelic Gàidhlig gd 20.15 15,254 558,116 31,528
Galician Galego gl 29.22 172,883 5,741,946 428,021
Gorontalo Hulontalo gor 0.6 11,285 44,530 16,628
Gujarati ગુજરાતી gu 49.94 29,515 757,861 108,397
Hebrew עברית he 258.81 293,158 31,149,623 1,230,527
Hindi हिन्दी hi 195.07 147,064 5,160,667 1,091,838
Croatian Hrvatski hr 22.04 208,414 5,839,974 492,613
Upper Sorbian Hornjoserbsce hsb 25.88 13,742 374,657 35,159
Haitian Krèyol ayisyen ht 0.5 61,800 781,914 75,364
Hungarian Magyar hu 59.36 486,630 23,736,841 1,395,768
Armenian Հայերեն hy 46.54 283,466 7,896,023 956,575
Interlingua Interlingua ia 6.15 23,110 634,485 36,943
Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia id 106.64 569,464 18,246,540 2,923,237
Ilokano Ilokano ilo 60.55 15,390 372,429 65,685
Ido Ido io 5.23 30,136 966,411 45,007
Icelandic Íslenska is 32.1 52,551 1,712,523 136,655
Italian Italiano it 170.7 1,687,663 119,732,095 7,030,967
Japanese 日本語 ja 84.98 1,264,200 82,872,805 3,739,835
Javanese Basa Jawa jv 24.92 63,188 1,553,068 166,460
Georgian ქართული ka 33.73 151,603 4,172,931 436,330
Kazakh Қазақша kk 11.11 228,078 2,863,954 565,979
Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ kn 108 26,805 1,028,352 123,238
Korean 한국어 ko 152.5 537,692 29,103,392 2,473,479
Kurdish Kurdî ku 13.51 38,312 853,264 81,963
Kirghiz Кыргызча ky 0.38 80,750 372,461 107,500
Latin Latina la 13.26 135,185 3,607,496 269,834
Luxembourgish Lëtzebuergesch lb 24.11 59,632 2,340,902 128,131
Limburgish Limburgs li 103.76 13,246 447,863 64,416
Lombard Lìgure lij 16.21 10,245 204,331 24,538
Ligurian Lumbaart lmo 18.93 46,005 1,038,898 111,624
Lithuanian Lietuvių lt 25.88 199,419 6,216,961 481,888
Latvian Latviešu lv 72.75 107,201 3,392,166 434,427
Maithili मैथिली mai 16.84 13,662 213,834 36,972
Banyumasan Basa Banyumasan map-bms 10.26 13,381 210,359 29,405
Malagasy Malagasy mg 10.52 93,880 1,009,835 243,376
Meadow Mari Олык Марий (Olyk Marij) mhr 16.44 10,238 181,729 25,916
Minangkabau Bahaso Minangkabau min 1.506 224,434 2,054,072 335,777
Macedonian Македонски mk 99.34 114,048 4,496,749 488,824
Malayalam മലയാളം ml 209.55 73,061 3,488,498 455,030
Mongolian Монгол mn 86.16 20,502 659,402 91,324
Marathi मराठी mr 47.87 72,376 1,892,956 256,834
Hill Mari Кырык Мары (Kyryk Mary) mrj 2.87 10,287 98,435 17,667
Malay Bahasa Melayu ms 16.66 347,852 5,045,566 970,643
Burmese language မြန်မာဘာသာ my 2.86 100,271 651,831 192,338
Mazandarani مَزِروني mzn 7.65 13,297 154,926 29,290
Neapolitan Nnapulitano nap 10.31 14,671 662,471 23,554
Low Saxon Plattdüütsch nds 4.87 82,504 976,196 155,086
Nepali नेपाली ne 45.71 31,798 996,996 99,826
Newari नेवारी new 12.76 72,323 847,457 196,814
Dutch Nederlands nl 16.67 2,052,342 58,582,135 4,330,944
Norwegian (Nynorsk) Nynorsk nn 15.25 158,305 3,299,677 363,509
Norwegian (Bokmål) Norsk (Bokmål) no 44.68 554,992 21,396,135 1,555,162
Navajo Diné bizaad nv 5.69 16,666 267,628 29,965
Occitan Occitan oc 8.78 86,596 2,246,550 153,705
Oriya ଓଡ଼ିଆ or 72.86 15,628 422,236 69,909
Ossetian Иронау os 75.01 13,216 487,786 49,783
Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ pa 27.92 35,876 561,612 125,478
Polish Polski pl 31.83 1,468,661 62,853,422 3,393,955
Piedmontese Piemontèis pms 2.39 65,816 851,825 100,784
Western Panjabi شاہ مکھی پنجابی pnb 2.5 61,735 581,724 102,780
Pashto پښتو ps 45.46 12,141 265,867 46,302
Portuguese Português pt 174.74 1,066,566 60,777,539 5,184,189
Quechua Runa Simi qu 23.56 22,882 644,429 55,462
Romanian Română ro 121.94 419,010 14,104,501 2,278,885
Russian Русский ru 137.07 1,716,797 113,415,864 6,545,525
Sanskrit संस्कृतम् sa 151.79 11,515 459,005 64,832
Sakha Саха тыла sah 48.26 13,122 365,906 45,138
Sicilian Sicilianu scn 16.59 26,157 730,084 55,546
Scots Scots sco 38.33 40,829 836,449 146,690
Sindhi سنڌي، سندھی ، सिन्ध sd 27.02 14,146 216,862 49,155
Serbo-Croatian Srpskohrvatski / Српскохрватски sh 748.33 454,852 41,032,932 4,638,229
Sinhalese සිංහල si 75.91 17,050 479,902 76,269
Simple English Simple English simple 64.37 185,882 7,458,498 613,669
Slovak Slovenčina sk 21.02 236,563 7,169,206 532,037
Slovenian Slovenščina sl 27 172,160 5,486,215 419,559
Albanian Shqip sq 35.83 82,897 2,214,696 249,431
Serbian Српски sr 154.97 645,393 23,727,909 3,904,611
Sundanese Basa Sunda su 2.15 60,738 612,356 96,039
Swedish Svenska sv 10.34 3,230,213 49,058,515 7,213,526
Swahili Kiswahili sw 10.51 61,487 1,156,943 127,721
Silesian Ślůnsko szl 0.27 53,507 335,808 65,751
Tamil தமிழ் ta 33.89 136,071 3,124,518 429,869
Telugu తెలుగు te 98.11 71,032 3,155,531 280,986
Tajik Тоҷикӣ tg 10.43 102,925 1,243,768 252,805
Thai ไทย th 300.14 139,997 9,344,278 887,443
Tagalog Tagalog tl 82.55 55,472 1,849,794 235,185
Turkish Türkçe tr 202.09 399,240 25,271,192 1,993,153
Tatar Татарча tt 1.92 266,847 2,990,896 402,615
Ukrainian Українська uk 49.96 1,088,194 31,261,349 3,753,452
Urdu اردو ur 106.34 163,014 4,538,931 919,696
Uzbek O‘zbek uz 43.16 140,042 2,186,661 636,377
Venetian Vèneto vec 7.31 67,553 1,034,397 133,072
Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 682.34 1,263,002 64,732,914 19,257,668
Volapük Volapük vo 13.65 126,480 3,226,028 258,837
Walloon Walon wa 27.53 11,068 383,898 26,256
Waray-Waray Winaray war 3.52 1,265,095 6,230,842 2,879,788
Wu 吴语 wuu 0.48 41,931 285,636 54,626
Mingrelian მარგალური (Margaluri) xmf 5.07 16,069 155,326 32,652
Yiddish ייִדיש yi 45.73 15,159 567,745 43,553
Yoruba Yorùbá yo 5.01 33,348 539,317 57,770
Chinese 中文 zh 201.38 1,191,879 64,973,234 6,570,462
Classical Chinese 古文 / 文言文 zh-classical 218.71 10,689 362,036 89,117
Min Nan Bân-lâm-gú zh-min-nan 6.2 430,758 3,090,228 1,058,190
Cantonese 粵語 zh-yue 10.09 109,416 1,601,002 245,498
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 1062 93 241 32 85 171 17 175 211 137 10 201 45 40 35 50 202 122 14 46 59 16 21 64 107 259 225 153 26 155
1 July 2020 1009 94 236 30 84 169 16 172 208 136 7 198 42 40 32 44 222 118 14 47 59 17 20 64 109 259 214 152 23 157
1 Jan 2020 985 94 234 30 83 164 16 171 204 137 7 195 41 41 31 39 205 117 14 47 59 17 20 64 109 261 175 149 23 155
1 July 2019 964 94 229 30 82 160 15 166 199 135 7 188 42 42 30 38 200 114 14 46 58 17 19 64 110 260 182 150 23 151
1 Jan 2019 937 95 225 29 81 157 15 154 196 132 6 181 40 42 30 37 199 112 14 45 58 17 19 67 118 254 238 146 22 144
1 July 2018 907 94 224 28 80 155 14 150 205 134 6 175 39 42 30 38 205 110 14 42 58 17 19 67 117 247 225 110 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]

More lists of Wikipedias by various criteria :  [ edit ]

Notes[edit]

  1. List of Wikipedias
  2. At November 2008.