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 18 Nov '19 - 25 Nov '19

Top 75

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
0 Classical Chinese 1 1 100.00
1 Lao 2 2 100.00
2 Venetian 1 1 100.00
3 Yoruba 1 1 100.00
4 Kabyle 1 1 100.00
5 Interlingue 1 1 100.00
6 Asturian 6 5 83.33
7 Norwegian (Bokmål) 134 95 70.90
8 Welsh 28 19 67.86
9 Burmese 5 3 60.00
10 Breton 5 3 60.00
11 Kurdish 5 3 60.00
12 Zhuang 9 5 55.56
13 Min Nan 8 4 50.00
14 Twi 2 1 50.00
15 Inupiak 2 1 50.00
16 Northern Sami 2 1 50.00
17 Malay 66 32 48.48
18 Basque 48 21 43.75
19 Tajik 51 22 43.14
20 Persian 153 64 41.83
21 Swedish 310 128 41.29
22 Serbian 54 22 40.74
23 Punjabi 30 12 40.00
24 Danish 58 22 37.93
25 Catalan 275 102 37.09
26 French 637 233 36.58
27 Scottish Gaelic 11 4 36.36
28 Georgian 48 17 35.42
29 Urdu 35 12 34.29
30 Polish 237 81 34.18
31 Low Saxon 3 1 33.33
32 Mingrelian 3 1 33.33
33 Luxembourgish 3 1 33.33
34 Irish 9 3 33.33
35 Korean 196 65 33.16
36 Portuguese 169 56 33.14
37 Indonesian 153 50 32.68
38 Italian 420 134 31.90
39 English 1482 467 31.51
40 Kazakh 10 3 30.00
41 Interlingua 14 4 28.57
42 Crimean Tatar 7 2 28.57
43 Spanish 609 172 28.24
44 Greek 89 25 28.09
45 Malayalam 18 5 27.78
46 Hindi 22 6 27.27
47 Haitian 151 41 27.15
48 Latvian 15 4 26.67
49 Dutch 211 54 25.59
50 Kannada 4 1 25.00
51 Finnish 92 23 25.00
52 Sindhi 4 1 25.00
53 Belarusian (Taraškievica) 4 1 25.00
54 Bashkir 92 23 25.00
55 Nepali 32 8 25.00
56 Norwegian (Nynorsk) 40 10 25.00
57 Lombard 4 1 25.00
58 Meadow Mari 4 1 25.00
59 Chuvash 4 1 25.00
60 Estonian 37 9 24.32
61 Zazaki 37 9 24.32
62 Slovenian 25 6 24.00
63 Thai 30 7 23.33
64 Hausa 13 3 23.08
65 Hebrew 88 20 22.73
66 Hungarian 128 29 22.66
67 Scots 31 7 22.58
68 Telugu 18 4 22.22
69 Afrikaans 18 4 22.22
70 Ukrainian 217 47 21.66
71 Bulgarian 65 14 21.54
72 Arabic 11041 2319 21.00
73 Bengali 103 21 20.39
74 Esperanto 79 16 20.25

Bottom 75

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
149 Newar / Nepal Bhasa 1 0 0.00
148 Min Dong 2 0 0.00
147 Rusyn 2 0 0.00
146 Limburgish 2 0 0.00
145 North Frisian 2 0 0.00
144 Icelandic 3 0 0.00
143 Erzya 3 0 0.00
142 Aragonese 3 0 0.00
141 Assamese 3 0 0.00
140 Sakha 3 0 0.00
139 Yiddish 4 0 0.00
138 Waray-Waray 2 0 0.00
137 South Azerbaijani 4 0 0.00
136 Cornish 5 0 0.00
135 Javanese 5 0 0.00
134 Emilian-Romagnol 5 0 0.00
133 Chechen 7 0 0.00
132 Marathi 8 0 0.00
131 Macedonian 9 0 0.00
130 Corsican 12 0 0.00
129 Croatian 14 0 0.00
128 Swahili 33 0 0.00
127 Volapük 43 0 0.00
126 Walloon 4 0 0.00
125 Maithili 2 0 0.00
124 Quechua 10 0 0.00
123 Alemannic 2 0 0.00
122 Pashto 1 0 0.00
121 Gagauz 1 0 0.00
120 Tumbuka 1 0 0.00
119 Bavarian 1 0 0.00
118 Upper Sorbian 1 0 0.00
117 Hawaiian 1 0 0.00
116 Sorani 1 0 0.00
115 Udmurt 1 0 0.00
114 Sinhalese 1 0 0.00
113 Piedmontese 1 0 0.00
112 Pennsylvania German 1 0 0.00
111 Turkmen 1 0 0.00
110 Sanskrit 1 0 0.00
109 Tsonga 1 0 0.00
108 Ladino 2 0 0.00
107 Acehnese 2 0 0.00
106 Lezgian 1 0 0.00
105 Nauruan 1 0 0.00
104 Egyptian Arabic 1273 31 2.44
103 Japanese 379 18 4.75
102 Uzbek 17 1 5.88
101 Ido 33 2 6.06
100 Wu 23 2 8.70
99 Albanian 10 1 10.00
98 Slovak 10 1 10.00
97 Czech 123 13 10.57
96 Minangkabau 9 1 11.11
95 Lithuanian 25 3 12.00
94 Vietnamese 57 7 12.28
93 Serbo-Croatian 8 1 12.50
92 Oriya 8 1 12.50
91 Tamil 68 9 13.24
90 Armenian 67 9 13.43
89 Bosnian 22 3 13.64
88 Turkish 117 16 13.68
87 Western Panjabi 217 30 13.82
86 Belarusian 50 7 14.00
85 Cantonese 7 1 14.29
84 Chinese 412 59 14.32
83 Azerbaijani 34 5 14.71
82 Russian 317 48 15.14
81 Tatar 6 1 16.67
80 Latin 6 1 16.67
79 Romanian 17 3 17.65
78 Galician 38 7 18.42
77 German 860 168 19.53
76 Simple English 56 11 19.64
75 Gujarati 5 1 20.00

All time, as of 01 Dec '19

Top 75

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
0 Maithili 3218 1751 54.41
1 Asturian 28045 14692 52.39
2 Welsh 24815 12596 50.76
3 Nepali 4365 1782 40.82
4 Punjabi 8559 3416 39.91
5 Emilian-Romagnol 1305 500 38.31
6 Bihari 1026 372 36.26
7 Afrikaans 33091 11908 35.99
8 Egyptian Arabic 10625 3737 35.17
9 Oriya 2618 919 35.10
10 Interlingue 926 289 31.21
11 Malayalam 14200 4373 30.80
12 Urdu 13256 3673 27.71
13 Sinhalese 1781 480 26.95
14 Faroese 2422 640 26.42
15 Assamese 1137 300 26.39
16 Vepsian 808 213 26.36
17 Thai 23270 6060 26.04
18 Telugu 5550 1445 26.04
19 Vietnamese 56247 14504 25.79
20 Breton 12685 3246 25.59
21 Cebuano 1749 443 25.33
22 Korean 94507 23143 24.49
23 Central_Bicolano 1590 383 24.09
24 Norwegian (Bokmål) 163056 38078 23.35
25 Hindi 17475 4040 23.12
26 Tagalog 18357 4228 23.03
27 Kannada 3771 860 22.81
28 West Frisian 10706 2421 22.61
29 Japanese 304315 67189 22.08
30 Western Panjabi 5708 1242 21.76
31 Haitian 9455 2046 21.64
32 Bengali 21430 4634 21.62
33 Min Nan 8370 1777 21.23
34 Cantonese 13325 2825 21.20
35 Swedish 226502 47926 21.16
36 Spanish 382715 79449 20.76
37 Bashkir 5197 1072 20.63
38 Albanian 14467 2967 20.51
39 Scots 13627 2725 20.00
40 Armenian 41908 8383 20.00
41 Persian 146404 28991 19.80
42 Javanese 6010 1184 19.70
43 Hebrew 77721 15296 19.68
44 Finnish 147974 29126 19.68
45 Sundanese 1050 205 19.52
46 Estonian 47103 9157 19.44
47 Simple English 43009 8290 19.28
48 Chinese 165926 31916 19.24
49 South Azerbaijani 54559 10368 19.00
50 Serbian 43038 8145 18.93
51 Zazaki 1608 304 18.91
52 Mingrelian 2164 408 18.85
53 Indonesian 71324 13313 18.67
54 Turkish 82962 15418 18.58
55 Interlingua 1502 275 18.31
56 Romanian 55142 10036 18.20
57 English 1672736 303041 18.12
58 Portuguese 224591 40687 18.12
59 Icelandic 9507 1714 18.03
60 French 582621 104786 17.99
61 Latvian 23123 4136 17.89
62 Azerbaijani 29947 5351 17.87
63 Irish 9945 1770 17.80
64 Sakha 2242 398 17.75
65 Luxembourgish 12893 2286 17.73
66 Marathi 12468 2194 17.60
67 Samogitian 1213 213 17.56
68 Lithuanian 32996 5795 17.56
69 Ilokano 1390 244 17.55
70 Mirandese 1011 176 17.41
71 Dutch 215246 37347 17.35
72 Georgian 20037 3462 17.28
73 Galician 35330 6097 17.26
74 Aymara 985 170 17.26

Bottom 75

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
149 Tajik 25779 618 2.40
148 Min Dong 808 38 4.70
147 Classical Chinese 2411 134 5.56
146 Hausa 1560 97 6.22
145 Malagasy 30048 1976 6.58
144 Hakka 861 60 6.97
143 Chuvash 6126 484 7.90
142 Piedmontese 3552 285 8.02
141 Yiddish 2486 219 8.81
140 Newar / Nepal Bhasa 803 72 8.97
139 Uzbek 5462 518 9.48
138 Amharic 1466 144 9.82
137 Tatar 10305 1013 9.83
136 Walloon 1109 109 9.83
135 Belarusian (Taraškievica) 11581 1260 10.88
134 Latin 27846 3073 11.04
133 Mazandarani 2359 261 11.06
132 Chechen 1130 135 11.95
131 Belarusian 28177 3373 11.97
130 Yoruba 7313 878 12.01
129 Sicilian 2863 355 12.40
128 Quechua 4223 532 12.60
127 Venetian 1213 156 12.86
126 Maltese 1028 136 13.23
125 Lombard 2300 312 13.57
124 Sanskrit 1477 202 13.68
123 Esperanto 57094 7867 13.78
122 Kazakh 19469 2685 13.79
121 Scottish Gaelic 2247 310 13.80
120 Waray-Waray 3585 497 13.86
119 Sorani 4193 587 14.00
118 Low Saxon 7144 1009 14.12
117 Slovak 28541 4055 14.21
116 Ido 7356 1051 14.29
115 Bavarian 1622 232 14.30
114 Macedonian 15129 2193 14.50
113 Kurdish 2803 408 14.56
112 Norwegian (Nynorsk) 29467 4296 14.58
111 Slovenian 42798 6244 14.59
110 Russian 429811 63236 14.71
109 Kirghiz 4525 666 14.72
108 Hungarian 105455 15529 14.73
107 Kapampangan 1004 150 14.94
106 Wu 4197 628 14.96
105 Mongolian 5957 895 15.02
104 West Flemish 1171 177 15.12
103 Greek 50104 7593 15.15
102 Swahili 6882 1056 15.34
101 Corsican 1010 156 15.45
100 Ukrainian 175755 27364 15.57
99 Pashto 1358 212 15.61
98 Arabic 438385 68647 15.66
97 Italian 385789 60463 15.67
96 Occitan 9304 1475 15.85
95 German 740429 117469 15.86
94 Bosnian 7168 1141 15.92
93 Malay 24826 3970 15.99
92 Croatian 33241 5344 16.08
91 Polish 347386 55908 16.09
90 Gujarati 1698 275 16.20
89 Volapük 5694 934 16.40
88 Sardinian 1498 247 16.49
87 Tamil 22190 3665 16.52
86 Danish 78284 12980 16.58
85 Alemannic 3903 647 16.58
84 Aragonese 5376 893 16.61
83 Czech 114442 19034 16.63
82 Bulgarian 72860 12157 16.69
81 Serbo-Croatian 33905 5669 16.72
80 Limburgish 1063 178 16.75
79 Basque 39071 6548 16.76
78 Catalan 154341 25906 16.78
77 Upper Sorbian 1340 227 16.94
76 Burmese 2380 409 17.18
75 Sindhi 927 160 17.26