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 October 2014 about 99% of biographies were attached to at least one Wikipedia site, so this data is mostly complete.

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Changes 16 Jul '17 - 23 Jul '17

Top 10

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
0 Slovak 28 17 60.71
1 Thai 41 20 48.78
2 Greek 79 35 44.30
3 Asturian 25 11 44.00
4 Persian 99 38 38.38
5 Romanian 30 10 33.33
6 Armenian 81 24 29.63
7 Simple English 52 15 28.85
8 English 832 236 28.37
9 Indonesian 109 30 27.52

Bottom 10

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
49 Arabic 1543 54 3.50
48 Min Nan 377 25 6.63
47 Belarusian 28 2 7.14
46 Galician 24 2 8.33
45 Bengali 32 3 9.38
44 Chinese 173 17 9.83
43 Irish 139 14 10.07
42 Swedish 144 16 11.11
41 Azerbaijani 64 8 12.50
40 Italian 584 77 13.18

All time

Top 10

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
0 Welsh 18187 9408 51.73
1 Korean 74632 17728 23.75
2 Japanese 258946 58059 22.42
3 Norwegian (Bokmål) 144171 31844 22.09
4 Persian 106816 21810 20.42
5 Swedish 202837 41365 20.39
6 Simple English 33413 6414 19.20
7 Vietnamese 24567 4603 18.74
8 Chinese 135324 25079 18.53
9 Spanish 310521 57037 18.37

Bottom 10

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
49 Malagasy 28988 1927 6.65
48 Latin 26304 2870 10.91
47 Slovenian 39512 4484 11.35
46 Belarusian 23883 2726 11.41
45 Tamil 18844 2381 12.64
44 Greek 36913 4692 12.71
43 Hungarian 90074 12049 13.38
42 Ukrainian 128931 17537 13.60
41 Galician 28808 3968 13.77
40 Slovak 26906 3707 13.78