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 Jan '21 - 01 Feb '21

Top 75

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
0 Nepali 2 2 100.00
1 Marathi 64 55 85.94
2 Bihari 9 7 77.78
3 Punjabi 33 22 66.67
4 Mingrelian 9 5 55.56
5 Interlingue 9 5 55.56
6 Egyptian Arabic 3441 1908 55.45
7 Bavarian 2 1 50.00
8 Sundanese 8 4 50.00
9 Somali 2 1 50.00
10 Cebuano 2 1 50.00
11 Kurdish 25 11 44.00
12 Greek 134 57 42.54
13 Sorani 38 16 42.11
14 Asturian 5 2 40.00
15 Hausa 10 4 40.00
16 Waray-Waray 10 4 40.00
17 Slovak 21 8 38.10
18 Breton 8 3 37.50
19 Indonesian 879 327 37.20
20 South Azerbaijani 19 7 36.84
21 Galician 76 28 36.84
22 Western Panjabi 117 43 36.75
23 Haitian 68 24 35.29
24 Persian 381 133 34.91
25 Slovenian 39 13 33.33
26 Kinyarwanda 3 1 33.33
27 Faroese 12 4 33.33
28 Hakka 3 1 33.33
29 Piedmontese 3 1 33.33
30 Maltese 6 2 33.33
31 Interlingua 9 3 33.33
32 Tamil 162 54 33.33
33 Low Saxon 3 1 33.33
34 Basque 166 55 33.13
35 Malay 73 23 31.51
36 Volapük 97 30 30.93
37 Swedish 400 123 30.75
38 North Frisian 10 3 30.00
39 Spanish 1732 514 29.68
40 Catalan 454 134 29.52
41 Estonian 143 42 29.37
42 Macedonian 24 7 29.17
43 Franco-Provençal/Arpitan 55 16 29.09
44 Welsh 31 9 29.03
45 Dutch 453 124 27.37
46 Alemannic 11 3 27.27
47 Thai 72 19 26.39
48 Bulgarian 105 27 25.71
49 German 2454 626 25.51
50 Norwegian (Bokmål) 208 53 25.48
51 Norwegian (Nynorsk) 55 14 25.45
52 Croatian 44 11 25.00
53 Sindhi 24 6 25.00
54 Georgian 72 18 25.00
55 Udmurt 4 1 25.00
56 Kannada 4 1 25.00
57 Banjar 4 1 25.00
58 Cantonese 65 16 24.62
59 Gujarati 29 7 24.14
60 Lombard 21 5 23.81
61 Serbo-Croatian 17 4 23.53
62 Armenian 201 47 23.38
63 Belarusian (Taraškievica) 86 20 23.26
64 Sinhalese 13 3 23.08
65 Finnish 183 42 22.95
66 Afrikaans 40 9 22.50
67 French 1167 262 22.45
68 Hungarian 261 58 22.22
69 Assamese 9 2 22.22
70 Czech 473 104 21.99
71 Swahili 14 3 21.43
72 Chinese 1566 335 21.39
73 Korean 163 33 20.25
74 Hebrew 444 88 19.82

Bottom 75

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
149 Kirghiz 5 -1 -20.00
148 Chechen 7 -1 -14.29
147 Burmese 8 -1 -12.50
146 Mongolian 20 -1 -5.00
145 Malayalam 23 -1 -4.35
144 Venetian 6 0 0.00
143 Yiddish 6 0 0.00
142 Picard 7 0 0.00
141 Crimean Tatar 5 0 0.00
140 Sardinian 3 0 0.00
139 Silesian 9 0 0.00
138 Manx 4 0 0.00
137 Banyumasan 4 0 0.00
136 Walloon 9 0 0.00
135 Ossetian 4 0 0.00
134 Pashto 8 0 0.00
133 Bashkir 12 0 0.00
132 Hawaiian 22 0 0.00
131 Emilian-Romagnol 3 0 0.00
130 Friulian 2 0 0.00
129 Gova Konknni 23 0 0.00
128 Central_Bicolano 2 0 0.00
127 Võro 3 0 0.00
126 Classical Chinese 2 0 0.00
125 Rusyn 3 0 0.00
124 Mazandarani 2 0 0.00
123 Telugu 3 0 0.00
122 Scottish Gaelic 3 0 0.00
121 Fijian 3 0 0.00
120 Min Nan 3 0 0.00
119 Abkhazian 2 0 0.00
118 Albanian 22 1 4.55
117 Kazakh 130 6 4.62
116 Minangkabau 20 1 5.00
115 Irish 49 3 6.12
114 Javanese 40 3 7.50
113 Tatar 39 3 7.69
112 Vietnamese 95 8 8.42
111 Latin 23 2 8.70
110 Azerbaijani 45 4 8.89
109 Latvian 123 11 8.94
108 Luxembourgish 11 1 9.09
107 West Frisian 21 2 9.52
106 Icelandic 42 4 9.52
105 Ukrainian 766 74 9.66
104 Japanese 773 76 9.83
103 Bengali 359 36 10.03
102 Uyghur 17 2 11.76
101 Arabic 729 90 12.35
100 Wu 8 1 12.50
99 Esperanto 93 12 12.90
98 Occitan 7 1 14.29
97 Uzbek 21 3 14.29
96 Upper Sorbian 7 1 14.29
95 Tajik 42 6 14.29
94 Oriya 33 5 15.15
93 Serbian 183 28 15.30
92 Malagasy 13 2 15.38
91 Russian 869 137 15.77
90 Urdu 69 11 15.94
89 Romanian 312 50 16.03
88 Turkish 332 54 16.27
87 Portuguese 797 132 16.56
86 Bosnian 18 3 16.67
85 Cornish 6 1 16.67
84 Ido 12 2 16.67
83 Polish 946 163 17.23
82 Belarusian 58 10 17.24
81 Italian 1250 218 17.44
80 Aragonese 11 2 18.18
79 Hindi 76 14 18.42
78 Chuvash 27 5 18.52
77 Danish 99 19 19.19
76 Simple English 462 89 19.26
75 English 4659 912 19.58

All time, as of 07 Mar '21

Top 75

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
0 Igbo 882 670 75.96
1 Tuvan 1151 657 57.08
2 Maithili 3351 1805 53.86
3 Welsh 25664 12910 50.30
4 Asturian 34411 14970 43.50
5 Hausa 3379 1461 43.24
6 Nepali 4754 1950 41.02
7 Punjabi 9958 3948 39.65
8 Emilian-Romagnol 1386 532 38.38
9 Afrikaans 38430 13962 36.33
10 Bihari 1106 391 35.35
11 Malayalam 16018 5458 34.07
12 Oriya 3223 1037 32.17
13 Interlingue 1195 384 32.13
14 Assamese 1638 499 30.46
15 Central_Bicolano 1823 548 30.06
16 Cebuano 1954 559 28.61
17 Urdu 15616 4413 28.26
18 Scots 9326 2601 27.89
19 Sundanese 1500 412 27.47
20 Cantonese 19680 5395 27.41
21 Sinhalese 1897 513 27.04
22 Faroese 2504 660 26.36
23 Bashkir 7975 2097 26.29
24 Vietnamese 64049 16823 26.27
25 Breton 13204 3399 25.74
26 Thai 24883 6389 25.68
27 Telugu 6053 1547 25.56
28 Korean 112832 28670 25.41
29 Kannada 4219 1061 25.15
30 Haitian 10995 2715 24.69
31 Sindhi 1205 295 24.48
32 Bengali 28851 6793 23.55
33 Western Panjabi 8043 1891 23.51
34 Norwegian (Bokmål) 173850 40763 23.45
35 Armenian 51788 11842 22.87
36 Hindi 20103 4595 22.86
37 West Frisian 11116 2506 22.54
38 Spanish 416449 90209 21.66
39 Swedish 242113 51761 21.38
40 Min Nan 8577 1832 21.36
41 Indonesian 86579 18370 21.22
42 Albanian 15337 3225 21.03
43 Minangkabau 879 184 20.93
44 Japanese 349737 73191 20.93
45 Persian 168213 34231 20.35
46 Simple English 53107 10719 20.18
47 Georgian 22982 4591 19.98
48 Finnish 158394 31539 19.91
49 Hebrew 88369 17503 19.81
50 Turkish 94568 18628 19.70
51 Interlingua 1733 338 19.50
52 Javanese 6516 1266 19.43
53 Alemannic 4308 837 19.43
54 Estonian 50056 9710 19.40
55 Mingrelian 2349 453 19.28
56 Kurdish 3524 676 19.18
57 Basque 43361 8304 19.15
58 Burmese 2874 546 19.00
59 Marathi 14295 2705 18.92
60 Chinese 192060 36175 18.84
61 Serbian 47465 8928 18.81
62 Sakha 2435 457 18.77
63 English 1784219 333928 18.72
64 French 619128 115542 18.66
65 Azerbaijani 32997 6154 18.65
66 Romanian 58019 10737 18.51
67 Catalan 168789 31214 18.49
68 Tamil 25474 4710 18.49
69 Ilokano 1423 263 18.48
70 Galician 38493 7096 18.43
71 Sardinian 1595 293 18.37
72 Portuguese 236781 43477 18.36
73 Malay 28032 5119 18.26
74 Greek 56660 10321 18.22

Bottom 75

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
149 Tajik 26673 830 3.11
148 Classical Chinese 2581 137 5.31
147 Malagasy 30197 1986 6.58
146 Hakka 897 61 6.80
145 Piedmontese 3647 305 8.36
144 Chuvash 6642 608 9.15
143 Yiddish 2774 269 9.70
142 Walloon 1277 125 9.79
141 Amharic 1501 154 10.26
140 Uzbek 7249 753 10.39
139 Latin 28483 3142 11.03
138 Mazandarani 2378 265 11.14
137 Belarusian (Taraškievica) 12075 1346 11.15
136 Tatar 11330 1271 11.22
135 Sicilian 2886 362 12.54
134 Belarusian 32076 4141 12.91
133 Quechua 4946 652 13.18
132 Venetian 1336 178 13.32
131 Kazakh 20766 2802 13.49
130 Sanskrit 1493 205 13.73
129 Esperanto 61069 8431 13.81
128 Ido 8013 1125 14.04
127 Low Saxon 7377 1041 14.11
126 Scottish Gaelic 2373 339 14.29
125 Waray-Waray 3792 546 14.40
124 Bavarian 1627 235 14.44
123 Slovak 29343 4306 14.67
122 Slovenian 44049 6542 14.85
121 Kirghiz 4728 704 14.89
120 Norwegian (Nynorsk) 30936 4619 14.93
119 Hungarian 113082 17147 15.16
118 Russian 462913 70303 15.19
117 Egyptian Arabic 672487 102294 15.21
116 Mongolian 6139 935 15.23
115 Kapampangan 1057 162 15.33
114 Corsican 1084 168 15.50
113 Pashto 1558 242 15.53
112 West Flemish 1208 188 15.56
111 Yoruba 7879 1242 15.76
110 Occitan 9639 1527 15.84
109 Lombard 3041 482 15.85
108 Italian 417908 66610 15.94
107 Croatian 34723 5570 16.04
106 South Azerbaijani 82054 13246 16.14
105 Arabic 481991 78067 16.20
104 German 801294 130782 16.32
103 Bosnian 7498 1226 16.35
102 Zazaki 2958 484 16.36
101 Chechen 1498 245 16.36
100 Ukrainian 202197 33079 16.36
99 Wu 8044 1318 16.38
98 Polish 371128 61197 16.49
97 Limburgish 1218 201 16.50
96 Macedonian 16578 2755 16.62
95 Volapük 7772 1295 16.66
94 Upper Sorbian 1434 240 16.74
93 Serbo-Croatian 34508 5784 16.76
92 Swahili 8387 1406 16.76
91 Bulgarian 76707 12973 16.91
90 Maltese 1134 193 17.02
89 Aymara 1049 179 17.06
88 Danish 81349 13950 17.15
87 Aragonese 5593 963 17.22
86 Mirandese 1031 178 17.26
85 Czech 125084 21644 17.30
84 Gujarati 1926 336 17.45
83 Latvian 24895 4391 17.64
82 Irish 11284 1990 17.64
81 Lithuanian 33475 5933 17.72
80 Dutch 230917 41115 17.81
79 Luxembourgish 13509 2434 18.02
78 Icelandic 10067 1816 18.04
77 Samogitian 1247 226 18.12
76 Sorani 5047 916 18.15
75 Tagalog 16186 2947 18.21