Wikipedians by language

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Here is an overview of the number of Wikipedians per language, compared to the total number of speakers. The number of speakers is taken from http://www.nicemice.net/amc/tmp/lang-pop.var, or from Wikipedia where that source does not provide a number.

The columns give Wikipedians per million speakers, Wikipedians and speakers in millions; the number of Wikipedians is as of September 1, 2004. Furthermore, languages with less than 100,000 speakers have been taken apart in a second table.


  • *: number of speakers taken from Wikipedia
  • *s: idem, reduced to 6 million because with more it would have been on the list
  • @: number of speakers taken from elsewhere
is:	104	   26	   0.25
he:	 46.5	  237	   5.1
ga:	 46.2	   12	   0.26
de:	 45.2	 5465	 121
sv:	 38.6	  347	   9
cy:	 36.7*	   22	   0.6
da:	 31.8	  159	   5
et:	 31.8	   35	   1.1
nl:	 30.1	  632	  21
oc:	 25.7	    9	   0.35
fi:	 23.5	  141	   6
no:	 23.2	  116	   5
en:	 22.3	10487	 470
fy:	 21.4	   15	   0.7
csb:	 20.0*	    4	   0.2
eu:	 16.7	   10	   0.6
gl:	 15.5@	   48	   3.1
sl:	 15.5	   34	   2.2
ca:	 14.0*	   70	   5
wa:	 13.3*	    8	   0.6
pl:	 12.3	  539	  44
ja:	 11.3	 1418	 125
fr:	 10.2	 1264	 124
nds:	  8.5@	   17	   2.0
ast:	  8.3@	    5	   0.6
cs:	  5.1	   61	  12
it:	  5.0	  317	  63
bg:	  4.6	   41	   9
af:	  4.1	   26	   6.4
hu:	  3.7	   56	  15
hr/bs/sr  3.7	<= 78	  21
lt:	  3.3	   13	   4
co:	  2.9@	    1	   0.34
nah:	  2.7*	    4	   1.5
lv:	  2.5	    4	   1.6
als:	  2.0@	    3	   1.5
ro:	  1.7	   45	  26
el:	  1.6	   19	  12
es:	  1.5	  539	 362
sk:	  1.4	    8	   5.6
ms:	  1.2	   22	  18
sq:	  1.2*S	    7	   6
pt:	  1.0	  179	 182
tpi:	  1.0*	    2	   2
tt:	  0.8	    5	   6
th:	  0.7	   14	  21
ku:	  0.6	    7	  11
zh:	  0.5=	  481	1012
fa:	  0.5=	   18	  34
ko:	  0.5	   38	  75
tr:	  0.5	   30	  59
tl:	  0.5	    7	  15
be:	  0.5	    5	  10
mk:	  0.5	    1	   2
ru:	  0.4	  112	 288
uk:	  0.4	   15	  41
yi:	  0.3	    1	   3
ar:	  0.2=	   31	 135
id:	  0.2	   31	 140
vi:	  0.2	   11	  67
sw:	  0.2*	    5	  30
mg:	  0.2*s	    1	   6
qu:	  0.2*s	    1	   6
mn:	  0.2@	    1	   4.5
ka:	  0.2	    1	   3.9
ur:	  0.1	    7	  57
minnan:	  0.1	    6	  49
ml:	  0.1	    5	  34
ta:	  0.1	    5	  69
su:	  0.1	    2	  27
gn:	  0.1*	    1	   6
sn:	  0.1	    1	   7
yo:	  0.1	    1	  20
az:	  0.0=	    1	  21
hi:	  0.0	    7	 418
gu:	  0.0	    2	  44
te:	  0.0	    2	  73
jv:	  0.0	    2	  76
kn:	  0.0	    1	  44
bn:	  0.0	    1	 196
ks:	  0.0	    0	   4.4
st:	  0.0	    0	   5
tk:	  0.0*	    0	   6.4
ug:	  0.0	    0	   7
om:	  0.0	    0	  23??
mr:	  0.0	    0	  65

mini-languages:

kw:	857.1*	    3	   0.0035
na:	428.6*	    3	   0.007
chr:	214.3@	    3	   0.014
fo:	 83.3*	    4	   0.048
mi:	 20.0*	    1	   0.05
bi:	 16.7@	    1	   0.06
gd:	 16.4*	    1	   0.061
rm:	  0.0@	    0	   0.04
gv:	  0.0@	    0	   0.0003

Languages with no or almost no native speakers:

eo:		  189
ia:		   21
la:		   51
simple:		   79
sa:		    3
io:		    8
tokipona:	   10
vo:		    4
tlh:		    2
jbo:		    1
ie:		    0