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 13 May '19 - 20 May '19

Top 10

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
0 Bengali 271 236 87.08
1 Vietnamese 105 81 77.14
2 Welsh 35 23 65.71
3 Thai 39 15 38.46
4 Dutch 157 60 38.22
5 Norwegian (Nynorsk) 35 13 37.14
6 Spanish 485 170 35.05
7 Norwegian (Bokmål) 116 40 34.48
8 Portuguese 298 101 33.89
9 Latvian 27 9 33.33

Bottom 10

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
49 Kazakh 71 0 0.00
48 Korean 61 2 3.28
47 Turkish 401 18 4.49
46 Persian 504 47 9.33
45 Ukrainian 303 30 9.90
44 Mazandarani 29 3 10.34
43 Swedish 814 100 12.29
42 Japanese 368 48 13.04
41 Polish 539 77 14.29
40 Belarusian 35 5 14.29

All time, as of 20 May '19

Top 10

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
0 Asturian 27940 14664 52.48
1 Welsh 23924 11993 50.13
2 Afrikaans 26587 9560 35.96
3 Korean 89770 21753 24.23
4 Norwegian (Bokmål) 155966 35221 22.58
5 Japanese 285971 64330 22.50
6 Swedish 222728 46633 20.94
7 Spanish 371247 76056 20.49
8 Persian 136238 27080 19.88
9 Finnish 143585 28104 19.57

Bottom 10

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
49 Tajik 25854 556 2.15
48 Malagasy 29967 1969 6.57
47 Latin 27552 3037 11.02
46 Belarusian 27511 3273 11.90
45 Slovak 28196 3988 14.14
44 Greek 47423 6776 14.29
43 Hungarian 102167 14670 14.36
42 Slovenian 42432 6174 14.55
41 Russian 416828 61110 14.66
40 Esperanto 49450 7394 14.95