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 06 Aug '18 - 13 Aug '18

Top 10

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
0 Min Nan 39 38 97.44
1 Norwegian (Bokmål) 55 27 49.09
2 Hebrew 98 44 44.90
3 Bengali 46 20 43.48
4 Basque 36 15 41.67
5 Galician 55 22 40.00
6 Hungarian 80 32 40.00
7 Afrikaans 83 32 38.55
8 Italian 413 157 38.01
9 French 560 212 37.86

Bottom 10

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
49 Swahili 56 0 0.00
48 Malay 48 1 2.08
47 Uzbek 38 1 2.63
46 Portuguese 213 10 4.69
45 Azerbaijani 41 2 4.88
44 Scots 35 2 5.71
43 Arabic 1488 128 8.60
42 Georgian 33 3 9.09
41 Persian 418 42 10.05
40 Vietnamese 764 93 12.17

All time, as of 13 Aug '18

Top 10

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
0 Asturian 21329 11400 53.45
1 Welsh 21750 11575 53.22
2 South Azerbaijani 30370 7656 25.21
3 Korean 84650 19997 23.62
4 Norwegian (Bokmål) 150488 33706 22.40
5 Japanese 273326 61148 22.37
6 Swedish 214734 44383 20.67
7 Spanish 347619 69394 19.96
8 Persian 126623 25083 19.81
9 Simple English 37738 7273 19.27

Bottom 10

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
49 Tajik 47553 492 1.03
48 Malagasy 29906 1961 6.56
47 Latin 27005 2985 11.05
46 Belarusian 26094 3078 11.80
45 Greek 43702 5890 13.48
44 Hungarian 97310 13315 13.68
43 Slovak 27634 3877 14.03
42 Russian 391858 56108 14.32
41 Ukrainian 153557 22058 14.36
40 Slovenian 41901 6076 14.50