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 09 Sep '19 - 16 Sep '19

Top 75

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
0 Chuvash 0 1 100.00
1 Sanskrit 1 1 100.00
2 Sundanese 1 1 100.00
3 Zulu 1 1 100.00
4 Acehnese 1 1 100.00
5 Zazaki 1 1 100.00
6 Walloon 1 1 100.00
7 Extremaduran 1 1 100.00
8 Crimean Tatar 1 1 100.00
9 Maithili 14 13 92.86
10 Haitian 6 5 83.33
11 Picard 3 2 66.67
12 Scots 21 13 61.90
13 Egyptian Arabic 43 26 60.47
14 Kazakh 5 3 60.00
15 Galician 22 13 59.09
16 Tagalog 7 4 57.14
17 Basque 16 9 56.25
18 Tamil 13 7 53.85
19 Faroese 2 1 50.00
20 Serbo-Croatian 2 1 50.00
21 Icelandic 10 5 50.00
22 West Frisian 2 1 50.00
23 Greek 133 66 49.62
24 Afrikaans 567 259 45.68
25 Romanian 16 7 43.75
26 Malayalam 23 10 43.48
27 Lombard 5 2 40.00
28 Armenian 135 50 37.04
29 Arabic 1004 357 35.56
30 Turkish 51 18 35.29
31 French 640 222 34.69
32 English 1400 482 34.43
33 Spanish 279 95 34.05
34 Latvian 9 3 33.33
35 Tatar 3 1 33.33
36 Interlingue 6 2 33.33
37 Alemannic 6 2 33.33
38 Pashto 3 1 33.33
39 Polish 180 58 32.22
40 Minangkabau 10 3 30.00
41 Swedish 110 32 29.09
42 Hungarian 110 32 29.09
43 Estonian 68 19 27.94
44 Malay 61 17 27.87
45 Hindi 11 3 27.27
46 Slovak 11 3 27.27
47 Korean 88 24 27.27
48 Italian 322 82 25.47
49 Telugu 4 1 25.00
50 Bengali 164 41 25.00
51 Vietnamese 50 12 24.00
52 Thai 25 6 24.00
53 Norwegian (Nynorsk) 21 5 23.81
54 Volapük 43 10 23.26
55 German 724 168 23.20
56 Urdu 22 5 22.73
57 Wu 9 2 22.22
58 Czech 176 37 21.02
59 Oriya 5 1 20.00
60 Georgian 15 3 20.00
61 Indonesian 179 35 19.55
62 Ukrainian 167 32 19.16
63 Norwegian (Bokmål) 246 47 19.11
64 Catalan 180 34 18.89
65 Simple English 149 28 18.79
66 Welsh 22 4 18.18
67 Persian 259 47 18.15
68 Bulgarian 47 8 17.02
69 Serbian 107 18 16.82
70 South Azerbaijani 12 2 16.67
71 Azerbaijani 24 4 16.67
72 Cantonese 6 1 16.67
73 Low Saxon 6 1 16.67
74 Aragonese 13 2 15.38

Bottom 75

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
149 Kabardian Circassian 0 0 0.00
148 Buginese 0 0 0.00
147 Fula 0 0 0.00
146 Samoan 0 0 0.00
145 Zhuang 0 0 0.00
144 Shona 0 0 0.00
143 Venetian 0 0 0.00
142 Kalmyk 0 0 0.00
141 Tibetan 0 0 0.00
140 Dzongkha 0 0 0.00
139 Cebuano 3 -1 -33.33
138 Belarusian (Taraškievica) 11 -1 -9.09
137 Classical Chinese 5 0 0.00
136 Avar 1 0 0.00
135 Luxembourgish 2 0 0.00
134 Vepsian 2 0 0.00
133 Silesian 2 0 0.00
132 Rusyn 2 0 0.00
131 Breton 2 0 0.00
130 Mingrelian 2 0 0.00
129 Nepali 2 0 0.00
128 Interlingua 2 0 0.00
127 Limburgish 2 0 0.00
126 Uzbek 10 0 0.00
125 Yoruba 2 0 0.00
124 Irish 3 0 0.00
123 Hausa 3 0 0.00
122 Min Nan 9 0 0.00
121 Yiddish 4 0 0.00
120 North Frisian 7 0 0.00
119 Waray-Waray 4 0 0.00
118 Punjabi 7 0 0.00
117 Croatian 6 0 0.00
116 Võro 1 0 0.00
115 Tajik 1 0 0.00
114 Lingala 1 0 0.00
113 Dutch Low Saxon 1 0 0.00
112 Gothic 1 0 0.00
111 Central_Bicolano 1 0 0.00
110 Maori 1 0 0.00
109 Bosnian 1 0 0.00
108 Kurdish 1 0 0.00
107 Sindhi 1 0 0.00
106 West Flemish 1 0 0.00
105 Malagasy 1 0 0.00
104 Sinhalese 1 0 0.00
103 Piedmontese 5 0 0.00
102 Fiji Hindi 1 0 0.00
101 Gova Konknni 1 0 0.00
100 Bavarian 1 0 0.00
99 Swahili 18 0 0.00
98 Latgalian 1 0 0.00
97 Assamese 1 0 0.00
96 Bihari 1 0 0.00
95 Esperanto 1157 15 1.30
94 Ido 34 1 2.94
93 Western Panjabi 17 1 5.88
92 Bashkir 46 3 6.52
91 Marathi 14 1 7.14
90 Danish 215 17 7.91
89 Japanese 1212 105 8.66
88 Hebrew 80 7 8.75
87 Macedonian 11 1 9.09
86 Slovenian 10 1 10.00
85 Burmese 9 1 11.11
84 Belarusian 17 2 11.76
83 Sorani 17 2 11.76
82 Chinese 309 39 12.62
81 Russian 291 37 12.71
80 Portuguese 106 14 13.21
79 Finnish 79 11 13.92
78 Kannada 14 2 14.29
77 Latin 7 1 14.29
76 Albanian 7 1 14.29
75 Dutch 252 37 14.68

All time, as of 16 Sep '19

Top 75

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
0 Maithili 3182 1727 54.27
1 Asturian 27984 14677 52.45
2 Welsh 24610 12493 50.76
3 Nepali 4286 1761 41.09
4 Punjabi 8297 3333 40.17
5 Egyptian Arabic 8786 3519 40.05
6 Emilian-Romagnol 1296 498 38.43
7 Bihari 1023 372 36.36
8 Afrikaans 31350 11196 35.71
9 Oriya 2559 910 35.56
10 Malayalam 13934 4304 30.89
11 Interlingue 910 279 30.66
12 Urdu 12878 3606 28.00
13 Assamese 1081 294 27.20
14 Sinhalese 1769 479 27.08
15 Vepsian 807 213 26.39
16 Faroese 2411 636 26.38
17 Thai 23037 6015 26.11
18 Telugu 5466 1411 25.81
19 Vietnamese 55526 14324 25.80
20 Cebuano 1731 441 25.48
21 Breton 12589 3194 25.37
22 Korean 92664 22633 24.42
23 Central_Bicolano 1576 379 24.05
24 Hindi 17305 4000 23.11
25 Norwegian (Bokmål) 160849 37114 23.07
26 Tagalog 18271 4212 23.05
27 Western Panjabi 4858 1102 22.68
28 West Frisian 10676 2414 22.61
29 Japanese 294333 65742 22.34
30 Bengali 20113 4463 22.19
31 Kannada 3718 825 22.19
32 Haitian 9056 1922 21.22
33 Cantonese 13202 2799 21.20
34 Min Nan 8335 1766 21.19
35 Swedish 224817 47408 21.09
36 Spanish 377731 77948 20.64
37 Albanian 14315 2949 20.60
38 Bashkir 4972 1017 20.45
39 Armenian 40893 8143 19.91
40 Javanese 5975 1178 19.72
41 Persian 143389 28257 19.71
42 Finnish 146768 28843 19.65
43 Hebrew 76718 15067 19.64
44 Scots 13203 2588 19.60
45 Sundanese 1033 202 19.55
46 Estonian 46610 9047 19.41
47 Simple English 42157 8123 19.27
48 Chinese 161683 31157 19.27
49 South Azerbaijani 54494 10358 19.01
50 Mingrelian 2146 407 18.97
51 Zazaki 1419 269 18.96
52 Serbian 42487 8038 18.92
53 Turkish 82249 15286 18.59
54 Indonesian 70145 13008 18.54
55 Romanian 54855 9977 18.19
56 Portuguese 223467 40398 18.08
57 English 1657953 298858 18.03
58 Interlingua 1470 264 17.96
59 Latvian 22962 4106 17.88
60 French 576433 102932 17.86
61 Azerbaijani 29672 5296 17.85
62 Sakha 2235 397 17.76
63 Irish 9855 1746 17.72
64 Ilokano 1384 243 17.56
65 Lithuanian 32891 5768 17.54
66 Marathi 12323 2158 17.51
67 Icelandic 9398 1641 17.46
68 Luxembourgish 12810 2235 17.45
69 Mirandese 1010 176 17.43
70 Samogitian 1203 209 17.37
71 Dutch 213145 36871 17.30
72 Georgian 19549 3340 17.09
73 Galician 34901 5960 17.08
74 Sindhi 914 156 17.07

Bottom 75

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
149 Tajik 25648 564 2.20
148 Min Dong 795 38 4.78
147 Classical Chinese 2392 132 5.52
146 Hausa 1485 86 5.79
145 Malagasy 30009 1973 6.57
144 Hakka 850 60 7.06
143 Chuvash 6086 471 7.74
142 Piedmontese 3540 285 8.05
141 Yiddish 2456 216 8.79
140 Newar / Nepal Bhasa 801 72 8.99
139 Uzbek 5317 504 9.48
138 Amharic 1466 144 9.82
137 Walloon 1100 108 9.82
136 Tatar 10251 1010 9.85
135 Belarusian (Taraškievica) 11523 1254 10.88
134 Mazandarani 2352 258 10.97
133 Latin 27774 3062 11.02
132 Chechen 1161 138 11.89
131 Belarusian 27904 3328 11.93
130 Yoruba 7300 875 11.99
129 Sicilian 2862 356 12.44
128 Quechua 4160 524 12.60
127 Venetian 1208 156 12.91
126 Maltese 1026 134 13.06
125 Lombard 2250 304 13.51
124 Scottish Gaelic 2219 302 13.61
123 Sanskrit 1474 201 13.64
122 Kazakh 19285 2677 13.88
121 Sorani 4095 570 13.92
120 Waray-Waray 3552 497 13.99
119 Volapük 5326 747 14.03
118 Ido 7127 1002 14.06
117 Low Saxon 7061 996 14.11
116 Slovak 28413 4031 14.19
115 Bavarian 1620 231 14.26
114 Macedonian 14949 2133 14.27
113 Wu 3845 552 14.36
112 Kurdish 2782 400 14.38
111 Norwegian (Nynorsk) 29206 4217 14.44
110 Esperanto 53491 7752 14.49
109 Greek 49084 7127 14.52
108 Slovenian 42624 6201 14.55
107 Hungarian 104093 15197 14.60
106 Russian 422918 62151 14.70
105 Kirghiz 4505 665 14.76
104 Kapampangan 1000 148 14.80
103 Mongolian 5935 891 15.01
102 West Flemish 1165 175 15.02
101 Ukrainian 173247 26681 15.40
100 Arabic 411093 63663 15.49
99 Swahili 6622 1031 15.57
98 Italian 380815 59323 15.58
97 Malay 24232 3779 15.60
96 Pashto 1342 211 15.72
95 Bosnian 7088 1118 15.77
94 Occitan 9280 1466 15.80
93 German 732319 115857 15.82
92 Polish 345307 55380 16.04
91 Gujarati 1654 266 16.08
90 Croatian 33102 5325 16.09
89 Corsican 948 153 16.14
88 Alemannic 3805 618 16.24
87 Catalan 151201 24680 16.32
86 Tamil 21937 3610 16.46
85 Aragonese 5345 882 16.50
84 Sardinian 1491 246 16.50
83 Basque 38698 6418 16.58
82 Czech 113174 18827 16.64
81 Danish 77043 12836 16.66
80 Bulgarian 72219 12046 16.68
79 Burmese 2319 388 16.73
78 Serbo-Croatian 33830 5664 16.74
77 Limburgish 1053 177 16.81
76 Upper Sorbian 1334 227 17.02
75 Aymara 969 165 17.03