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 10 Feb '20 - 17 Feb '20

Top 75

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
0 Sindhi 9 9 100.00
1 Kannada 15 15 100.00
2 Bosnian 2 2 100.00
3 Swahili 5 5 100.00
4 Silesian 1 1 100.00
5 Kirundi 1 1 100.00
6 Minangkabau 1 1 100.00
7 Oriya 13 13 100.00
8 Kapampangan 1 1 100.00
9 Punjabi 15 14 93.33
10 Malayalam 50 46 92.00
11 Tamil 61 54 88.52
12 Emilian-Romagnol 6 5 83.33
13 Georgian 73 57 78.08
14 Icelandic 3 2 66.67
15 Burmese 3 2 66.67
16 Assamese 10 6 60.00
17 Galician 50 27 54.00
18 Faroese 2 1 50.00
19 Sorani 8 4 50.00
20 Gujarati 2 1 50.00
21 North Frisian 2 1 50.00
22 Chuvash 2 1 50.00
23 Walloon 2 1 50.00
24 Picard 2 1 50.00
25 Pashto 2 1 50.00
26 South Azerbaijani 18 9 50.00
27 Welsh 29 14 48.28
28 Haitian 77 34 44.16
29 Min Nan 14 6 42.86
30 Malay 60 25 41.67
31 Scots 17 7 41.18
32 Greek 79 32 40.51
33 Basque 42 17 40.48
34 Romanian 57 23 40.35
35 Spanish 478 190 39.75
36 Macedonian 44 17 38.64
37 Danish 57 22 38.60
38 Alemannic 8 3 37.50
39 Kazakh 16 6 37.50
40 Chinese 267 96 35.96
41 Azerbaijani 32 11 34.38
42 Wu 86 29 33.72
43 Waray-Waray 3 1 33.33
44 Low Saxon 3 1 33.33
45 Hawaiian 3 1 33.33
46 Banjar 6 2 33.33
47 Lombard 3 1 33.33
48 Ido 6 2 33.33
49 Interlingue 6 2 33.33
50 Western Panjabi 3 1 33.33
51 Irish 3 1 33.33
52 Armenian 88 29 32.95
53 Urdu 43 14 32.56
54 Czech 154 49 31.82
55 French 567 175 30.86
56 Catalan 209 64 30.62
57 Swedish 182 54 29.67
58 Asturian 7 2 28.57
59 Breton 7 2 28.57
60 Norwegian (Bokmål) 92 26 28.26
61 English 1685 476 28.25
62 Simple English 126 34 26.98
63 Korean 126 33 26.19
64 Cantonese 8 2 25.00
65 West Frisian 8 2 25.00
66 Hungarian 210 52 24.76
67 Arabic 163 40 24.54
68 Indonesian 159 39 24.53
69 Latin 17 4 23.53
70 Marathi 18 4 22.22
71 German 975 215 22.05
72 Turkish 182 40 21.98
73 Thai 23 5 21.74
74 Polish 385 83 21.56

Bottom 75

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
149 Sinhalese 0 0 0.00
148 Old Church Slavonic 0 0 0.00
147 Hakka 0 0 0.00
146 Kashubian 0 0 0.00
145 Lojban 0 0 0.00
144 Greenlandic 0 0 0.00
143 Lithuanian 8 -2 -25.00
142 Wolof 1 0 0.00
141 Tatar 6 0 0.00
140 Piedmontese 1 0 0.00
139 Ossetian 5 0 0.00
138 Classical Chinese 4 0 0.00
137 Sardinian 2 0 0.00
136 Maithili 1 0 0.00
135 Mingrelian 4 0 0.00
134 Meadow Mari 2 0 0.00
133 Tagalog 4 0 0.00
132 Aragonese 3 0 0.00
131 Cebuano 2 0 0.00
130 Serbo-Croatian 3 0 0.00
129 Belarusian (Taraškievica) 3 0 0.00
128 Interlingua 4 0 0.00
127 Amharic 1 0 0.00
126 Mongolian 1 0 0.00
125 Chechen 1 0 0.00
124 Malagasy 1 0 0.00
123 Avar 1 0 0.00
122 Central_Bicolano 1 0 0.00
121 Min Dong 1 0 0.00
120 West Flemish 1 0 0.00
119 Luganda 1 0 0.00
118 Zulu 1 0 0.00
117 Occitan 1 0 0.00
116 Uyghur 1 0 0.00
115 Volapük 23 0 0.00
114 Corsican 1 0 0.00
113 Crimean Tatar 1 0 0.00
112 Scottish Gaelic 1 0 0.00
111 Hausa 1 0 0.00
110 Tuvan 9 0 0.00
109 Udmurt 2 0 0.00
108 Ligurian 3 0 0.00
107 Egyptian Arabic 4255 34 0.80
106 Uzbek 39 1 2.56
105 Bashkir 26 1 3.85
104 Bulgarian 54 3 5.56
103 Croatian 16 1 6.25
102 Belarusian 55 4 7.27
101 Kurdish 12 1 8.33
100 Yiddish 9 1 11.11
99 Albanian 9 1 11.11
98 Russian 1957 219 11.19
97 Italian 450 56 12.44
96 Serbian 47 6 12.77
95 Afrikaans 30 4 13.33
94 Ukrainian 376 53 14.10
93 Portuguese 163 23 14.11
92 Yoruba 7 1 14.29
91 Finnish 161 23 14.29
90 Tajik 7 1 14.29
89 Bengali 102 15 14.71
88 Estonian 54 8 14.81
87 Hebrew 110 18 16.36
86 Slovenian 12 2 16.67
85 Kirghiz 6 1 16.67
84 Norwegian (Nynorsk) 6 1 16.67
83 Hindi 111 19 17.12
82 Slovak 11 2 18.18
81 Persian 273 52 19.05
80 Dutch 353 69 19.55
79 Japanese 620 123 19.84
78 Vietnamese 60 12 20.00
77 Luxembourgish 15 3 20.00
76 Latvian 5 1 20.00
75 Esperanto 62 13 20.97

All time, as of 17 Feb '20

Top 75

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
0 Maithili 3256 1772 54.42
1 Asturian 28119 14709 52.31
2 Welsh 25055 12721 50.77
3 Nepali 4446 1819 40.91
4 Emilian-Romagnol 1321 511 38.68
5 Punjabi 9243 3512 38.00
6 Afrikaans 34610 12626 36.48
7 Bihari 1032 373 36.14
8 Oriya 2732 950 34.77
9 Malayalam 14452 4525 31.31
10 Interlingue 977 300 30.71
11 Urdu 13711 3770 27.50
12 Sinhalese 1786 484 27.10
13 Vepsian 809 214 26.45
14 Faroese 2428 642 26.44
15 Assamese 1185 313 26.41
16 Thai 23559 6122 25.99
17 Telugu 5687 1478 25.99
18 Breton 12822 3304 25.77
19 Vietnamese 57379 14605 25.45
20 Cebuano 1768 448 25.34
21 Korean 96114 23485 24.43
22 Kannada 3897 938 24.07
23 Central_Bicolano 1600 385 24.06
24 Egyptian Arabic 48837 11521 23.59
25 Norwegian (Bokmål) 164602 38735 23.53
26 Haitian 10085 2320 23.00
27 West Frisian 10861 2458 22.63
28 Hindi 18330 4143 22.60
29 Tagalog 19070 4256 22.32
30 Japanese 312056 68332 21.90
31 Bengali 22563 4851 21.50
32 Western Panjabi 6335 1354 21.37
33 Swedish 229186 48747 21.27
34 Min Nan 8459 1791 21.17
35 Cantonese 13748 2884 20.98
36 Spanish 388053 81136 20.91
37 Albanian 14637 3002 20.51
38 Scots 13937 2839 20.37
39 Armenian 42864 8693 20.28
40 Bashkir 5742 1155 20.11
41 Persian 148452 29536 19.90
42 Hebrew 79042 15594 19.73
43 Sundanese 1090 215 19.72
44 Javanese 6080 1196 19.67
45 Finnish 150246 29554 19.67
46 Estonian 47609 9257 19.44
47 Simple English 44333 8597 19.39
48 Serbian 43772 8307 18.98
49 Zazaki 1655 314 18.97
50 Chinese 171427 32441 18.92
51 Mingrelian 2233 421 18.85
52 Interlingua 1548 290 18.73
53 Turkish 84625 15836 18.71
54 Indonesian 74126 13799 18.62
55 Sindhi 969 178 18.37
56 English 1687277 308131 18.26
57 Romanian 55617 10137 18.23
58 Portuguese 226529 41105 18.15
59 French 589475 106723 18.10
60 Icelandic 9571 1729 18.06
61 Irish 10099 1817 17.99
62 Azerbaijani 30290 5402 17.83
63 Latvian 23350 4163 17.83
64 Georgian 20441 3640 17.81
65 Samogitian 1224 218 17.81
66 Luxembourgish 13003 2312 17.78
67 Sakha 2251 398 17.68
68 Marathi 12645 2224 17.59
69 Ilokano 1395 245 17.56
70 Lithuanian 33132 5813 17.54
71 South Azerbaijani 60577 10620 17.53
72 Dutch 219246 38319 17.48
73 Galician 35718 6221 17.42
74 Mirandese 1011 176 17.41

Bottom 75

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
149 Tajik 26137 729 2.79
148 Min Dong 814 39 4.79
147 Classical Chinese 2455 135 5.50
146 Malagasy 30110 1978 6.57
145 Hausa 1714 113 6.59
144 Hakka 860 60 6.98
143 Chuvash 6176 495 8.01
142 Piedmontese 3560 288 8.09
141 Newar / Nepal Bhasa 803 72 8.97
140 Yiddish 2532 227 8.97
139 Uzbek 5648 531 9.40
138 Tatar 10380 1024 9.87
137 Amharic 1469 145 9.87
136 Walloon 1123 113 10.06
135 Belarusian (Taraškievica) 11629 1268 10.90
134 Latin 28002 3094 11.05
133 Mazandarani 2358 261 11.07
132 Chechen 1153 136 11.80
131 Belarusian 28700 3463 12.07
130 Yoruba 7360 894 12.15
129 Sicilian 2866 356 12.42
128 Quechua 4348 553 12.72
127 Venetian 1223 159 13.00
126 Maltese 1036 138 13.32
125 Lombard 2328 318 13.66
124 Kazakh 19789 2709 13.69
123 Sanskrit 1482 203 13.70
122 Esperanto 58171 8015 13.78
121 Scottish Gaelic 2304 319 13.85
120 Waray-Waray 3612 504 13.95
119 Low Saxon 7197 1016 14.12
118 Ido 7502 1065 14.20
117 Sorani 4259 606 14.23
116 Slovak 28664 4090 14.27
115 Bavarian 1623 233 14.36
114 Macedonian 15368 2243 14.60
113 Slovenian 43004 6284 14.61
112 Kurdish 2848 417 14.64
111 Norwegian (Nynorsk) 29619 4350 14.69
110 Russian 435846 64088 14.70
109 Kirghiz 4539 669 14.74
108 Hungarian 107321 15970 14.88
107 Kapampangan 1006 151 15.01
106 Mongolian 5969 898 15.04
105 Corsican 1027 156 15.19
104 West Flemish 1176 180 15.31
103 Swahili 7028 1080 15.37
102 Pashto 1365 212 15.53
101 Ukrainian 179496 28095 15.65
100 Arabic 449176 70330 15.66
99 Italian 391112 61400 15.70
98 Greek 51219 8138 15.89
97 Volapük 6080 970 15.95
96 German 750690 119790 15.96
95 Occitan 9366 1499 16.00
94 Bosnian 7236 1162 16.06
93 Croatian 33487 5385 16.08
92 Polish 350689 56585 16.14
91 Wu 4994 819 16.40
90 Sardinian 1517 250 16.48
89 Gujarati 1764 291 16.50
88 Malay 25848 4310 16.67
87 Serbo-Croatian 34054 5679 16.68
86 Bulgarian 73557 12267 16.68
85 Danish 78992 13206 16.72
84 Aragonese 5416 906 16.73
83 Limburgish 1163 195 16.77
82 Tamil 22990 3859 16.79
81 Basque 39925 6708 16.80
80 Czech 116345 19578 16.83
79 Alemannic 3988 674 16.90
78 Upper Sorbian 1356 233 17.18
77 Catalan 157107 27030 17.20
76 Aymara 984 170 17.28
75 Burmese 2419 421 17.40