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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 998 = 21.12 × 47.24 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 1070 = 155.77 × 6.87.

The Chechen Wikipedia has the smallest depth, at 0.203 = 10.6 × 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 27.97 47,039 1,648,900 111,832
Alemannic Alemannisch als 26.66 23,375 797,302 55,108
Amharic አማርኛ am 38.74 13,823 355,121 44,165
Aragonese Aragonés an 77.26 32,387 1,641,102 104,074
Arabic العربية ar 195.26 540,950 27,434,314 3,069,292
Egyptian Arabic مصرى arz 305.76 17,282 823,669 143,350
Asturian Asturianu ast 4.93 50,873 1,115,955 81,389
Azerbaijani Azərbaycanca az 34.2 124,858 4,290,190 326,250
South Azerbaijani تۆرکجه azb 0.2 47,415 221,455 59,599
Bashkir Башҡорт ba 23.72 39,872 757,160 115,833
Bavarian Boarisch bar 61.4 23,097 649,580 90,739
Samogitian Žemaitėška bat-smg 6.11 16,132 358,057 27,098
Belarusian Беларуская be 31.3 146,146 2,910,781 477,215
Belarusian (Taraškievica) Беларуская (тарашкевіца) be-tarask 32.82 61,414 2,000,695 161,326
Bulgarian Български bg 24.42 234,503 8,496,232 521,676
Bengali বাংলা bn 440.76 52,518 2,831,127 529,225
Bishnupriya Manipuri বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী bpy 23.95 25,079 811,394 57,850
Breton Brezhoneg br 14.1 63,064 1,847,770 124,549
Bosnian Bosanski bs 118.31 75,505 3,070,577 354,590
Buginese Basa Ugi bug 1.07 14,121 199,676 18,577
Catalan Català ca 30.75 555,646 19,213,853 1,382,078
Chechen Нохчийн ce 0.2 164,324 1,982,242 187,089
Cebuano Sinugboanong Binisaya ceb 0.79 5,366,454 15,802,230 8,944,477
Sorani کوردی ckb 112.62 19,780 577,908 112,318
Czech Čeština cs 41.12 390,075 15,319,850 1,042,652
Chuvash Чăваш cv 4.47 40,655 632,644 69,063
Welsh Cymraeg cy 49.77 92,470 6,989,735 203,889
Danish Dansk da 66.45 231,594 9,221,654 781,015
German Deutsch de 97.54 2,103,840 173,946,822 5,945,183
Greek Ελληνικά el 68.65 136,883 6,776,428 418,861
English English en 997.6 5,482,901 911,569,618 43,168,885
Esperanto Esperanto eo 16.83 241,878 6,277,170 530,265
Spanish Español es 199.94 1,355,553 101,850,297 6,012,706
Estonian Eesti et 28.09 161,346 4,874,211 409,093
Basque Euskara eu 18.65 283,752 6,118,330 697,523
Persian فارسی fa 213.84 576,040 26,042,020 3,789,229
Finnish Suomi fi 44.79 422,329 17,618,620 1,141,923
Faroese Føroyskt fo 36.15 12,605 344,916 37,644
French Français fr 218.19 1,912,247 143,402,500 8,981,119
West Frisian Frysk fy 29.99 39,103 928,058 114,226
Irish Gaeilge ga 5.19 44,032 883,754 72,812
Scottish Gaelic Gàidhlig gd 22.1 14,592 551,813 30,800
Galician Galego gl 27.62 141,239 4,601,568 344,286
Gujarati ગુજરાતી gu 19.32 27,397 505,820 73,205
Hebrew עברית he 262.12 212,952 22,520,272 903,548
Hindi हिन्दी hi 119.1 121,234 3,688,036 696,006
Croatian Hrvatski hr 29.48 177,838 5,119,150 470,626
Upper Sorbian Hornjoserbsce hsb 27.97 12,351 367,564 31,463
Haitian Krèyol ayisyen ht 0.54 51,522 701,655 62,902
Hungarian Magyar hu 58.73 417,390 19,823,900 1,206,559
Armenian Հայերեն hy 38.64 230,823 5,442,524 770,763
Interlingua Interlingua ia 6.33 20,546 588,502 32,744
Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia id 124.66 410,455 14,201,743 2,223,948
Ido Ido io 5.79 27,248 917,632 41,132
Ilokano Ilokano ilo 76.59 10,848 327,736 46,677
Icelandic Íslenska is 38.6 43,585 1,623,116 115,972
Italian Italiano it 128.15 1,384,487 96,837,871 4,915,539
Japanese 日本語 ja 79.21 1,077,155 66,664,415 3,166,567
Javanese Basa Jawa jv 27.15 50,299 1,310,263 134,159
Georgian ქართული ka 33.84 117,656 3,467,894 328,214
Kazakh Қазақша kk 9.08 219,589 2,669,872 508,311
Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ kn 61.59 22,170 717,190 80,441
Korean 한국어 ko 113 398,050 21,504,745 1,524,758
Kurdish Kurdî ku 29.76 23,037 722,827 58,918
Kirghiz Кыргызча ky 0.21 75,821 302,852 95,404
Latin Latina la 12.05 127,250 3,389,427 246,303
Luxembourgish Lëtzebuergesch lb 27.45 50,332 2,121,506 110,518
Limburgish Limburgs li 114.55 12,043 436,908 59,680
Lombard Lumbaart lmo 30.96 36,199 1,109,553 95,196
Lithuanian Lietuvių lt 22.83 183,020 5,419,246 429,073
Latvian Latviešu lv 82.48 78,988 2,812,702 321,529
Maithili मैथिली mai 7.46 11,828 131,094 26,301
Banyumasan Basa Banyumasan map-bms 8.67 13,287 210,596 27,394
Malagasy Malagasy mg 9.86 84,672 853,664 219,465
Minangkabau Bahaso Minangkabau min 0.886 222,010 1,540,667 316,744
Macedonian Македонски mk 135.73 90,684 4,409,518 414,669
Malayalam മലയാളം ml 234.01 52,224 2,625,778 339,478
Mongolian Монгол mn 47.36 17,572 536,851 56,964
Marathi मराठी mr 75.64 48,706 1,555,409 200,980
Hill Mari Кырык Мары (Kyryk Mary) mrj 1.33 10,264 93,162 15,019
Malay Bahasa Melayu ms 15.67 304,000 4,497,226 816,924
Burmese language မ္ရန္‌မာစာ my 5.23 37,436 383,745 75,388
Mazandarani مَزِروني mzn 6.88 12,556 141,001 26,961
Neapolitan Nnapulitano nap 17.76 14,468 700,583 26,277
Low Saxon Plattdüütsch nds 33.37 26,737 825,900 72,497
Nepali नेपाली ne 23.56 30,114 620,366 83,848
Newari नेवारी new 12.7 72,139 842,978 196,136
Dutch Nederlands nl 13.63 1,911,800 51,118,150 3,848,387
Norwegian (Nynorsk) Nynorsk nn 17.46 134,996 2,982,361 319,702
Norwegian (Bokmål) Norsk (Bokmål) no 37.15 475,424 17,770,793 1,241,301
Occitan Occitan oc 7.02 83,560 2,215,256 139,036
Oriya ଓଡ଼ିଆ or 56.88 13,132 292,635 56,747
Ossetian Иронау os 97.37 10,528 488,745 40,394
Punjabi ਪੰਜਾਬੀ pa 24.79 26,863 398,494 90,666
Polish Polski pl 25.5 1,241,853 50,383,810 2,691,171
Piedmontese Piemontèis pms 2.46 64,191 867,458 98,063
Western Panjabi شاہ مکھی پنجابی pnb 1.2 45,218 519,149 62,369
Portuguese Português pt 144.65 978,780 50,949,516 4,462,800
Quechua Runa Simi qu 31.95 20,274 665,188 52,457
Romanian Română ro 87.2 379,251 11,689,648 1,749,183
Russian Русский ru 145.22 1,422,555 100,191,136 5,403,824
Sanskrit संस्कृतम् sa 101.02 11,182 424,937 49,565
Sakha Саха тыла sah 51.95 11,409 357,599 38,332
Sicilian Sicilianu scn 18.28 25,642 758,706 55,221
Scots Scots sco 25.5 46,718 631,756 168,573
Serbo-Croatian Srpskohrvatski / Српскохрватски sh 789.62 439,940 40,809,338 4,582,605
Sinhalese සිංහල si 87.61 13,720 415,662 64,182
Simple English Simple English simple 75.69 128,057 5,788,929 432,631
Slovak Slovenčina sk 18.58 222,703 6,581,018 482,707
Slovenian Slovenščina sl 24.88 158,264 5,052,738 372,652
Albanian Shqip sq 30.04 69,200 1,914,426 188,089
Serbian Српски sr 137.36 356,475 15,776,463 1,746,608
Sundanese Basa Sunda su 4.19 38,721 549,498 66,237
Swedish Svenska sv 5.48 3,788,989 40,813,997 7,620,723
Swahili Kiswahili sw 21.76 37,725 1,054,310 88,788
Tamil தமிழ் ta 26.13 113,197 2,503,389 320,088
Telugu తెలుగు te 50.19 67,508 2,181,296 219,084
Tajik Тоҷикӣ tg 6.77 68,960 887,182 140,320
Thai ไทย th 241.26 119,644 7,579,619 673,686
Tagalog Tagalog tl 23.15 82,862 1,681,566 230,456
Turkish Türkçe tr 221.35 298,944 20,115,321 1,522,610
Tatar Татарча tt 25.34 72,673 2,229,512 175,237
Ukrainian Українська uk 38.63 738,070 21,323,986 2,217,228
Urdu اردو ur 170.74 124,078 5,665,007 689,837
Uzbek O‘zbek uz 61.74 129,023 2,665,589 616,613
Venetian Vèneto vec 76.53 10,975 602,246 33,680
Vietnamese Tiếng Việt vi 120.95 1,161,564 31,523,299 7,315,366
Volapük Volapük vo 15.12 120,620 3,313,106 249,276
Walloon Walon wa 22.49 14,604 337,168 37,790
Waray-Waray Winaray war 3.57 1,262,885 6,298,294 2,874,158
Yiddish ייִדיש yi 43.35 14,111 541,976 39,049
Yoruba Yorùbá yo 5.41 31,582 563,648 54,406
Chinese 中文 zh 175.18 964,180 47,535,192 5,174,765
Min Nan Bân-lâm-gú zh-min-nan 11.36 222,370 1,837,181 677,613
Cantonese 粵語 zh-yue 19.58 60,079 1,167,187 157,838
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 998 98 218 25 79 128 14 145 200 145 5 175 37 45 31 39 221 87 15 41 59 17 19 66 125 262 195 113 23 137
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.