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 16 Apr '17 - 23 Apr '17

Top 10

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
0 Punjabi 57 53 92.98
1 Slovenian 148 137 92.57
2 Hindi 72 62 86.11
3 Malayalam 78 45 57.69
4 Cebuano 143 69 48.25
5 Tagalog 44 19 43.18
6 Malay 46 15 32.61
7 Urdu 47 15 31.91
8 Georgian 75 23 30.67
9 Persian 281 85 30.25

Bottom 10

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
49 Norwegian (Bokmål) 248 9 3.63
48 Norwegian (Nynorsk) 48 2 4.17
47 Thai 84 4 4.76
46 Bihari 43 4 9.30
45 Hungarian 708 68 9.60
44 Turkish 509 49 9.63
43 Russian 391 45 11.51
42 Bulgarian 156 18 11.54
41 Italian 521 67 12.86
40 German 756 100 13.23

All time, as of 23 Apr '17

Top 10

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
0 Welsh 17973 9364 52.10
1 Korean 72993 17306 23.71
2 Japanese 247493 55048 22.24
3 Norwegian (Bokmål) 141611 31119 21.97
4 Swedish 200547 40960 20.42
5 Persian 104333 21274 20.39
6 Simple English 32631 6261 19.19
7 Vietnamese 23586 4347 18.43
8 Spanish 304299 55656 18.29
9 Chinese 131926 24078 18.25

Bottom 10

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
49 Malagasy 28912 1927 6.67
48 Latin 26146 2834 10.84
47 Slovenian 39162 4308 11.00
46 Belarusian 23212 2555 11.01
45 Greek 35409 4299 12.14
44 Tamil 17033 2185 12.83
43 Hungarian 86443 11488 13.29
42 Ukrainian 124676 16791 13.47
41 Galician 28414 3893 13.70
40 Slovak 26536 3636 13.70