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 14 May '18 - 21 May '18

Top 10

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
0 Romanian 47 23 48.94
1 French 310 149 48.06
2 Georgian 40 17 42.50
3 Korean 99 40 40.40
4 English 2115 743 35.13
5 Armenian 61 19 31.15
6 Albanian 29 9 31.03
7 Spanish 340 104 30.59
8 Finnish 164 48 29.27
9 Greek 88 25 28.41

Bottom 10

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
49 Serbian 28 -3 -10.71
48 Volapük 32 0 0.00
47 Persian 926 18 1.94
46 Catalan 169 16 9.47
45 Simple English 81 8 9.88
44 Vietnamese 105 11 10.48
43 Latvian 63 7 11.11
42 Japanese 152 17 11.18
41 Urdu 79 9 11.39
40 Arabic 588 72 12.24

All time, as of 21 May '18

Top 10

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
0 Welsh 21561 11504 53.36
1 Tagalog 20784 5281 25.41
2 South Azerbaijani 30203 7646 25.32
3 Korean 83414 19512 23.39
4 Japanese 270478 60467 22.36
5 Norwegian (Bokmål) 149149 33181 22.25
6 Persian 117331 24180 20.61
7 Swedish 211884 43655 20.60
8 Spanish 342536 67818 19.80
9 Simple English 36512 7038 19.28

Bottom 10

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
49 Tajik 47514 477 1.00
48 Malagasy 29762 1957 6.58
47 Latin 26869 2967 11.04
46 Belarusian 25703 3047 11.85
45 Greek 42597 5659 13.28
44 Hungarian 96389 13124 13.62
43 Slovak 27528 3852 13.99
42 Ukrainian 149161 20936 14.04
41 Russian 384828 54947 14.28
40 Slovenian 41688 6021 14.44