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 23 Nov '20 - 30 Nov '20

Top 75

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
0 Nahuatl 1 2 200.00
1 Scottish Gaelic 1 1 100.00
2 Mingrelian 1 1 100.00
3 Lojban 1 1 100.00
4 Kannada 2 2 100.00
5 Yoruba 60 56 93.33
6 Uzbek 59 55 93.22
7 Hausa 319 275 86.21
8 Alemannic 18 15 83.33
9 Igbo 140 110 78.57
10 Urdu 17 13 76.47
11 Gujarati 4 3 75.00
12 Nepali 8 6 75.00
13 Aymara 3 2 66.67
14 Guarani 3 2 66.67
15 Sardinian 3 2 66.67
16 Burmese 12 8 66.67
17 Swahili 29 19 65.52
18 Cornish 15 9 60.00
19 Portuguese 92 54 58.70
20 Malayalam 49 28 57.14
21 Swedish 206 107 51.94
22 Sicilian 4 2 50.00
23 Telugu 2 1 50.00
24 Sindhi 2 1 50.00
25 Low Saxon 4 2 50.00
26 Piedmontese 2 1 50.00
27 Sundanese 2 1 50.00
28 Occitan 13 6 46.15
29 Norwegian (Bokmål) 211 97 45.97
30 Western Panjabi 49 21 42.86
31 Interlingue 7 3 42.86
32 Slovenian 24 10 41.67
33 Vietnamese 46 19 41.30
34 Thai 13 5 38.46
35 Afrikaans 13 5 38.46
36 Indonesian 79 30 37.97
37 Catalan 199 75 37.69
38 Volapük 67 25 37.31
39 Norwegian (Nynorsk) 51 19 37.25
40 Spanish 498 178 35.74
41 Zazaki 56 20 35.71
42 Basque 51 18 35.29
43 South Azerbaijani 3 1 33.33
44 Oriya 6 2 33.33
45 Somali 3 1 33.33
46 Rusyn 3 1 33.33
47 Corsican 3 1 33.33
48 Ido 3 1 33.33
49 Punjabi 3 1 33.33
50 Tajik 27 9 33.33
51 Polish 351 116 33.05
52 English 1795 574 31.98
53 Galician 48 15 31.25
54 Scots 23 7 30.43
55 Romanian 40 12 30.00
56 French 617 183 29.66
57 Aragonese 7 2 28.57
58 Tagalog 21 6 28.57
59 Albanian 7 2 28.57
60 Turkish 159 45 28.30
61 Malay 36 10 27.78
62 Wu 18 5 27.78
63 Georgian 84 23 27.38
64 Akan 37 10 27.03
65 Bengali 67 18 26.87
66 Belarusian (Taraškievica) 15 4 26.67
67 Dutch 218 58 26.61
68 Russian 448 115 25.67
69 Hebrew 164 42 25.61
70 Waray-Waray 8 2 25.00
71 Walloon 4 1 25.00
72 Bosnian 12 3 25.00
73 Cantonese 12 3 25.00
74 Chinese 302 75 24.83

Bottom 75

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
149 Sorani 6 -1 -16.67
148 Faroese 1 0 0.00
147 Samogitian 2 0 0.00
146 Erzya 2 0 0.00
145 Ossetian 2 0 0.00
144 Interlingua 2 0 0.00
143 Khmer 3 0 0.00
142 Haitian 3 0 0.00
141 Crimean Tatar 3 0 0.00
140 Asturian 100 0 0.00
139 West Frisian 4 0 0.00
138 Malagasy 4 0 0.00
137 Central_Bicolano 4 0 0.00
136 Assamese 6 0 0.00
135 Upper Sorbian 7 0 0.00
134 Pashto 8 0 0.00
133 Icelandic 15 0 0.00
132 Cebuano 2 0 0.00
131 Anglo-Saxon 2 0 0.00
130 Kurdish 4 0 0.00
129 Hakka 1 0 0.00
128 Min Nan 1 0 0.00
127 Gan 1 0 0.00
126 Romansh 1 0 0.00
125 Acehnese 1 0 0.00
124 Meadow Mari 1 0 0.00
123 Minangkabau 1 0 0.00
122 Yiddish 1 0 0.00
121 Mazandarani 1 0 0.00
120 Sakha 1 0 0.00
119 Luxembourgish 1 0 0.00
118 Picard 1 0 0.00
117 Kashubian 1 0 0.00
116 Hindi 68 3 4.41
115 Serbian 39 2 5.13
114 Javanese 19 1 5.26
113 Latvian 48 3 6.25
112 Azerbaijani 28 2 7.14
111 Croatian 55 4 7.27
110 Kazakh 11 1 9.09
109 Irish 11 1 9.09
108 Armenian 137 13 9.49
107 Japanese 330 33 10.00
106 Ukrainian 419 45 10.74
105 Slovak 9 1 11.11
104 Marathi 36 4 11.11
103 Bashkir 22 3 13.64
102 Arabic 416 58 13.94
101 Kirghiz 7 1 14.29
100 Estonian 41 6 14.63
99 Chechen 13 2 15.38
98 Italian 560 87 15.54
97 Latin 19 3 15.79
96 Breton 12 2 16.67
95 Welsh 12 2 16.67
94 Czech 171 29 16.96
93 Belarusian 81 14 17.28
92 Simple English 114 21 18.42
91 Hungarian 91 17 18.68
90 Persian 335 63 18.81
89 Egyptian Arabic 1708 327 19.15
88 Lombard 245 47 19.18
87 Tamil 26 5 19.23
86 Serbo-Croatian 5 1 20.00
85 Venetian 5 1 20.00
84 German 952 197 20.69
83 Chuvash 19 4 21.05
82 Esperanto 82 18 21.95
81 Greek 91 20 21.98
80 Quechua 9 2 22.22
79 Macedonian 9 2 22.22
78 Danish 52 12 23.08
77 Finnish 139 33 23.74
76 Bulgarian 46 11 23.91
75 Korean 90 22 24.44

All time, as of 30 Nov '20

Top 75

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
0 Tuvan 1147 654 57.02
1 Maithili 3347 1804 53.90
2 Welsh 25584 12884 50.36
3 Asturian 29761 14967 50.29
4 Hausa 3219 1351 41.97
5 Nepali 4719 1940 41.11
6 Punjabi 9862 3890 39.44
7 Emilian-Romagnol 1378 530 38.46
8 Afrikaans 38227 13911 36.39
9 Bihari 1094 384 35.10
10 Malayalam 15792 5387 34.11
11 Oriya 3128 1028 32.86
12 Interlingue 1153 365 31.66
13 Assamese 1588 484 30.48
14 Central_Bicolano 1806 546 30.23
15 Cebuano 1933 554 28.66
16 Scots 9268 2585 27.89
17 Urdu 15219 4198 27.58
18 Sundanese 1485 409 27.54
19 Cantonese 19398 5321 27.43
20 Sinhalese 1839 499 27.13
21 Vietnamese 63756 16823 26.39
22 Faroese 2468 651 26.38
23 Bashkir 7916 2087 26.36
24 Vepsian 820 216 26.34
25 Breton 13148 3384 25.74
26 Thai 24538 6297 25.66
27 Telugu 6028 1544 25.61
28 Korean 111959 28538 25.49
29 Kannada 4198 1057 25.18
30 Haitian 10864 2682 24.69
31 Sindhi 1149 279 24.28
32 Bengali 27535 6626 24.06
33 Norwegian (Bokmål) 172722 40341 23.36
34 Hindi 19807 4559 23.02
35 Armenian 50708 11604 22.88
36 West Frisian 11062 2502 22.62
37 Western Panjabi 7315 1587 21.70
38 Spanish 411241 88560 21.53
39 Min Nan 8557 1827 21.35
40 Swedish 240608 51252 21.30
41 Minangkabau 854 181 21.19
42 Albanian 15266 3217 21.07
43 Japanese 345503 72526 20.99
44 Indonesian 84203 17430 20.70
45 Persian 166402 33760 20.29
46 Simple English 51365 10301 20.05
47 Finnish 157273 31297 19.90
48 Hebrew 86523 17099 19.76
49 Interlingua 1702 335 19.68
50 Javanese 6380 1255 19.67
51 Turkish 92883 18228 19.62
52 Georgian 22402 4388 19.59
53 Alemannic 4254 825 19.39
54 Estonian 49627 9619 19.38
55 Mingrelian 2330 446 19.14
56 Burmese 2781 530 19.06
57 Serbian 46662 8808 18.88
58 Basque 42697 8056 18.87
59 Chinese 186571 35155 18.84
60 Sakha 2428 456 18.78
61 Azerbaijani 32906 6157 18.71
62 English 1767980 329746 18.65
63 French 613670 114104 18.59
64 Romanian 57423 10632 18.52
65 Ilokano 1423 263 18.48
66 Tagalog 16373 3016 18.42
67 Portuguese 234575 43118 18.38
68 Galician 37931 6963 18.36
69 Tamil 24994 4574 18.30
70 Catalan 166887 30493 18.27
71 Sardinian 1583 288 18.19
72 Samogitian 1243 226 18.18
73 Icelandic 9935 1804 18.16
74 Greek 55975 10134 18.10

Bottom 75

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
149 Tajik 26512 808 3.05
148 Classical Chinese 2570 137 5.33
147 Malagasy 30186 1986 6.58
146 Hakka 890 60 6.74
145 Piedmontese 3639 301 8.27
144 Chuvash 6545 588 8.98
143 Walloon 1246 121 9.71
142 Yiddish 2757 269 9.76
141 Uzbek 7073 718 10.15
140 Amharic 1499 154 10.27
139 Latin 28402 3135 11.04
138 Belarusian (Taraškievica) 11898 1319 11.09
137 Mazandarani 2373 264 11.13
136 Tatar 11233 1256 11.18
135 Sicilian 2879 359 12.47
134 Belarusian 31548 4057 12.86
133 Venetian 1298 169 13.02
132 Quechua 4934 647 13.11
131 Kazakh 20358 2752 13.52
130 Sanskrit 1494 205 13.72
129 Esperanto 60521 8352 13.80
128 Low Saxon 7352 1035 14.08
127 Ido 7857 1109 14.11
126 Waray-Waray 3775 538 14.25
125 Bavarian 1624 232 14.29
124 Scottish Gaelic 2358 337 14.29
123 Slovak 29235 4273 14.62
122 Slovenian 43857 6494 14.81
121 Kirghiz 4700 696 14.81
120 Egyptian Arabic 658347 97818 14.86
119 Norwegian (Nynorsk) 30736 4576 14.89
118 Volapük 7369 1101 14.94
117 Hungarian 111913 16946 15.14
116 Russian 458832 69543 15.16
115 Mongolian 6073 923 15.20
114 Yoruba 7808 1190 15.24
113 Corsican 1058 163 15.41
112 West Flemish 1204 187 15.53
111 Pashto 1562 243 15.56
110 Kapampangan 1020 161 15.78
109 Occitan 9609 1521 15.83
108 Italian 412975 65738 15.92
107 Croatian 34398 5499 15.99
106 South Azerbaijani 82023 13239 16.14
105 German 791420 128014 16.18
104 Wu 7940 1288 16.22
103 Lombard 2910 475 16.32
102 Bosnian 7418 1215 16.38
101 Macedonian 16373 2684 16.39
100 Ukrainian 198435 32546 16.40
99 Zazaki 2935 483 16.46
98 Polish 368518 60668 16.46
97 Chechen 1461 241 16.50
96 Limburgish 1211 201 16.60
95 Swahili 8271 1373 16.60
94 Arabic 466551 77562 16.62
93 Upper Sorbian 1406 235 16.71
92 Serbo-Croatian 34437 5770 16.76
91 Bulgarian 76252 12847 16.85
90 Maltese 1112 188 16.91
89 Danish 80955 13826 17.08
88 Aymara 1045 179 17.13
87 Aragonese 5566 955 17.16
86 Czech 123079 21242 17.26
85 Mirandese 1025 178 17.37
84 Gujarati 1865 328 17.59
83 Dutch 228784 40514 17.71
82 Lithuanian 33608 5955 17.72
81 Sorani 4952 882 17.81
80 Latvian 24449 4356 17.82
79 Irish 11106 1981 17.84
78 Luxembourgish 13442 2415 17.97
77 Marathi 13792 2483 18.00
76 Malay 27712 5005 18.06
75 Kurdish 3419 618 18.08