Gender by language

This plot shows the top 40 Wikipedia Languages (by number of gendered biographies), and compares their number of gendered biographies to female percentage of those biographies. This cutoff is arbitrary for the sake of clearly visualizing the distribution across major Wikipedia languages. For a comprehensive coverage, one can fetch the complete data from the data repository.

The changes show the number of biographies added and the female percentage change between the two latest snapshots.

As of January 2016 about 98% of biographies were attached to at least one Wikipedia site, so this data is mostly complete.

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Changes 08 Jul '19 - 15 Jul '19

Top 75

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
0 Asturian 1 1 100.00
1 Maithili 1 1 100.00
2 Rusyn 1 1 100.00
3 Swahili 1 1 100.00
4 Cornish 1 1 100.00
5 Vietnamese 355 340 95.77
6 Estonian 132 118 89.39
7 Welsh 11 8 72.73
8 Azerbaijani 3 2 66.67
9 Volapük 6 4 66.67
10 Haitian 29 17 58.62
11 Lithuanian 11 6 54.55
12 Hausa 2 1 50.00
13 Nepali 2 1 50.00
14 South Azerbaijani 2 1 50.00
15 Scots 26 13 50.00
16 Egyptian Arabic 2 1 50.00
17 Kurdish 4 2 50.00
18 Bashkir 2 1 50.00
19 Mongolian 2 1 50.00
20 Basque 15 7 46.67
21 Korean 43 20 46.51
22 Turkish 23 10 43.48
23 Norwegian (Bokmål) 464 200 43.10
24 Galician 24 10 41.67
25 Finnish 46 18 39.13
26 Armenian 49 19 38.78
27 Swedish 50 19 38.00
28 Indonesian 45 17 37.78
29 Bulgarian 42 15 35.71
30 Punjabi 14 5 35.71
31 Luxembourgish 3 1 33.33
32 Portuguese 73 24 32.88
33 Chinese 135 44 32.59
34 Catalan 83 27 32.53
35 English 651 195 29.95
36 Norwegian (Nynorsk) 17 5 29.41
37 Marathi 21 6 28.57
38 Georgian 7 2 28.57
39 Croatian 18 5 27.78
40 Dutch 71 19 26.76
41 German 308 80 25.97
42 Classical Chinese 4 1 25.00
43 Yiddish 4 1 25.00
44 Malayalam 8 2 25.00
45 Belarusian 17 4 23.53
46 Telugu 9 2 22.22
47 Italian 251 55 21.91
48 Spanish 179 39 21.79
49 French 320 69 21.56
50 Greek 39 8 20.51
51 Tamil 5 1 20.00
52 Polish 156 31 19.87
53 Persian 135 26 19.26
54 Hungarian 53 10 18.87
55 Malay 11 2 18.18
56 Serbian 17 3 17.65
57 Bosnian 6 1 16.67
58 Kazakh 18 3 16.67
59 Latin 13 2 15.38
60 Slovenian 13 2 15.38
61 Albanian 7 1 14.29
62 Latvian 21 3 14.29
63 Russian 196 27 13.78
64 Japanese 349 48 13.75
65 Czech 38 5 13.16
66 Romanian 23 3 13.04
67 Danish 62 8 12.90
68 Thai 121 15 12.40
69 Simple English 57 7 12.28
70 Hindi 26 3 11.54
71 Hebrew 53 6 11.32
72 Slovak 11 1 9.09
73 Quechua 12 1 8.33
74 Wu 12 1 8.33

Bottom 75

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
149 Norfolk 0 0 0.00
148 Chichewa 0 0 0.00
147 Tibetan 0 0 0.00
146 Kapampangan 0 0 0.00
145 Saterland Frisian 0 0 0.00
144 Fijian 0 0 0.00
143 Tigrinya 0 0 0.00
142 Walloon 0 0 0.00
141 Franco-Provençal/Arpitan 0 0 0.00
140 Moksha 0 0 0.00
139 Tarantino 0 0 0.00
138 Pennsylvania German 0 0 0.00
137 Aromanian 0 0 0.00
136 Samoan 0 0 0.00
135 Ewe 0 0 0.00
134 Navajo 0 0 0.00
133 Romani 0 0 0.00
132 Papiamentu 0 0 0.00
131 Kinyarwanda 0 0 0.00
130 Hill Mari 0 0 0.00
129 Kongo 0 0 0.00
128 Aragonese 1 0 0.00
127 Kannada 1 0 0.00
126 Mingrelian 1 0 0.00
125 Tetum 1 0 0.00
124 Anglo-Saxon 1 0 0.00
123 Belarusian (Taraškievica) 7 0 0.00
122 Faroese 1 0 0.00
121 Greenlandic 1 0 0.00
120 Yoruba 1 0 0.00
119 Gujarati 1 0 0.00
118 Occitan 2 0 0.00
117 Burmese 6 0 0.00
116 Oriya 4 0 0.00
115 Uzbek 4 0 0.00
114 Lombard 4 0 0.00
113 Serbo-Croatian 2 0 0.00
112 Breton 2 0 0.00
111 Guarani 2 0 0.00
110 Mazandarani 4 0 0.00
109 Aymara 2 0 0.00
108 Icelandic 3 0 0.00
107 Tagalog 2 0 0.00
106 Bavarian 1 0 0.00
105 Gagauz 1 0 0.00
104 North Frisian 12 0 0.00
103 Assamese 1 0 0.00
102 Sundanese 1 0 0.00
101 Limburgish 1 0 0.00
100 Zazaki 1 0 0.00
99 Min Nan 1 0 0.00
98 Cantonese 1 0 0.00
97 Central_Bicolano 1 0 0.00
96 Urdu 21 0 0.00
95 Afrikaans 15 0 0.00
94 Sorani 1 0 0.00
93 Tatar 1 0 0.00
92 Abkhazian 3 0 0.00
91 West Frisian 1 0 0.00
90 Irish 15 0 0.00
89 Kabyle 1 0 0.00
88 Manx 1 0 0.00
87 Interlingua 1 0 0.00
86 Javanese 1 0 0.00
85 Pashto 1 0 0.00
84 Udmurt 1 0 0.00
83 Sinhalese 1 0 0.00
82 Piedmontese 1 0 0.00
81 Tajik 1 0 0.00
80 Sindhi 1 0 0.00
79 Low Saxon 3 0 0.00
78 Arabic 10547 169 1.60
77 Bengali 34 1 2.94
76 Ukrainian 165 10 6.06
75 Esperanto 32 2 6.25

All time, as of 16 Jul '19

Top 75

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
0 Maithili 3155 1708 54.14
1 Asturian 27965 14673 52.47
2 Welsh 24182 12194 50.43
3 Nepali 4250 1748 41.13
4 Punjabi 8179 3295 40.29
5 Egyptian Arabic 8606 3463 40.24
6 Emilian-Romagnol 1293 495 38.28
7 Afrikaans 29093 10846 37.28
8 Bihari 1018 372 36.54
9 Oriya 2495 907 36.35
10 Malayalam 13723 4253 30.99
11 Interlingue 890 271 30.45
12 Urdu 12615 3562 28.24
13 Assamese 1046 285 27.25
14 Sinhalese 1762 475 26.96
15 Vepsian 802 213 26.56
16 Faroese 2397 633 26.41
17 Thai 22625 5913 26.13
18 Telugu 5398 1392 25.79
19 Cebuano 1719 441 25.65
20 Breton 12538 3178 25.35
21 Korean 90510 22032 24.34
22 Central_Bicolano 1558 375 24.07
23 Hindi 16890 3959 23.44
24 Norwegian (Bokmål) 157664 35876 22.75
25 Bengali 18825 4276 22.71
26 Western Panjabi 4806 1089 22.66
27 Tagalog 18051 4080 22.60
28 West Frisian 10650 2406 22.59
29 Japanese 288724 64950 22.50
30 Kannada 3642 806 22.13
31 Min Nan 8318 1765 21.22
32 Cantonese 13135 2779 21.16
33 Swedish 223866 47135 21.06
34 Haitian 8880 1852 20.86
35 Bashkir 4879 1010 20.70
36 Spanish 373868 76844 20.55
37 Albanian 14201 2909 20.48
38 Vietnamese 51062 10266 20.10
39 Sundanese 991 198 19.98
40 Javanese 5929 1174 19.80
41 Persian 139675 27532 19.71
42 Hebrew 75792 14866 19.61
43 Finnish 145664 28553 19.60
44 Armenian 39711 7777 19.58
45 Simple English 41419 8002 19.32
46 Chinese 158684 30561 19.26
47 Scots 12987 2499 19.24
48 Estonian 45902 8758 19.08
49 South Azerbaijani 54442 10359 19.03
50 Mingrelian 2131 405 19.01
51 Zazaki 1385 263 18.99
52 Serbian 41795 7915 18.94
53 Turkish 81594 15115 18.52
54 Indonesian 69081 12760 18.47
55 Romanian 54351 9888 18.19
56 Portuguese 222248 40173 18.08
57 English 1640546 293499 17.89
58 Latvian 22837 4076 17.85
59 Irish 9685 1725 17.81
60 Sakha 2234 397 17.77
61 French 571211 101276 17.73
62 Ilokano 1371 243 17.72
63 Sindhi 892 156 17.49
64 Mirandese 1007 176 17.48
65 Lithuanian 32926 5752 17.47
66 Aymara 954 166 17.40
67 Marathi 12172 2112 17.35
68 Luxembourgish 12676 2195 17.32
69 Samogitian 1193 206 17.27
70 Dutch 210949 36418 17.26
71 Azerbaijani 29343 5044 17.19
72 Icelandic 9316 1599 17.16
73 Upper Sorbian 1330 227 17.07
74 Interlingua 1391 235 16.89

Bottom 75

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
149 Tajik 25911 558 2.15
148 Min Dong 787 36 4.57
147 Classical Chinese 2339 132 5.64
146 Hausa 1381 80 5.79
145 Malagasy 29979 1971 6.57
144 Hakka 847 58 6.85
143 Chuvash 6068 469 7.73
142 Piedmontese 3507 282 8.04
141 Yiddish 2434 212 8.71
140 Newar / Nepal Bhasa 800 72 9.00
139 Uzbek 5270 501 9.51
138 Walloon 1088 105 9.65
137 Tatar 10221 1003 9.81
136 Amharic 1464 145 9.90
135 Belarusian (Taraškievica) 11436 1254 10.97
134 Mazandarani 2340 258 11.03
133 Latin 27652 3052 11.04
132 Belarusian 27733 3310 11.94
131 Yoruba 7274 869 11.95
130 Chechen 1109 135 12.17
129 Quechua 4103 510 12.43
128 Sicilian 2857 357 12.50
127 Venetian 1206 155 12.85
126 Maltese 1022 134 13.11
125 Scottish Gaelic 2214 299 13.50
124 Lombard 2211 301 13.61
123 Sanskrit 1474 201 13.64
122 Sorani 4041 563 13.93
121 Kazakh 19140 2667 13.93
120 Waray-Waray 3519 491 13.95
119 Ido 7035 989 14.06
118 Low Saxon 6983 988 14.15
117 Slovak 28268 4006 14.17
116 Kurdish 2763 394 14.26
115 Macedonian 14858 2121 14.28
114 Bavarian 1616 232 14.36
113 Greek 48013 6893 14.36
112 Norwegian (Nynorsk) 28938 4162 14.38
111 Hungarian 103029 14878 14.44
110 Slovenian 42529 6190 14.55
109 Volapük 4926 719 14.60
108 Wu 3718 545 14.66
107 Russian 419598 61562 14.67
106 Arabic 372973 54701 14.67
105 Kirghiz 4489 661 14.72
104 Kapampangan 983 145 14.75
103 Esperanto 49998 7484 14.97
102 Mongolian 5911 888 15.02
101 West Flemish 1161 176 15.16
100 Ukrainian 171379 26379 15.39
99 Italian 376958 58258 15.45
98 Swahili 6311 984 15.59
97 Malay 23471 3673 15.65
96 Pashto 1306 205 15.70
95 German 725851 114385 15.76
94 Bosnian 7071 1117 15.80
93 Occitan 9247 1462 15.81
92 Polish 343158 54792 15.97
91 Alemannic 3729 599 16.06
90 Croatian 32937 5296 16.08
89 Corsican 945 153 16.19
88 Gujarati 1630 264 16.20
87 Catalan 149144 24231 16.25
86 Tamil 21809 3575 16.39
85 Sardinian 1482 243 16.40
84 Aragonese 5299 871 16.44
83 Danish 75713 12482 16.49
82 Georgian 19243 3187 16.56
81 Czech 112233 18589 16.56
80 Limburgish 1043 173 16.59
79 Burmese 2258 376 16.65
78 Basque 38480 6409 16.66
77 Serbo-Croatian 33756 5649 16.73
76 Galician 34456 5792 16.81
75 Bulgarian 70505 11896 16.87