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 02 Mar '20 - 09 Mar '20

Top 75

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
0 Mongolian 2 3 150.00
1 Vepsian 1 1 100.00
2 Emilian-Romagnol 2 2 100.00
3 Sinhalese 2 2 100.00
4 Min Nan 2 2 100.00
5 Franco-Provençal/Arpitan 1 1 100.00
6 Breton 5 5 100.00
7 Khmer 1 1 100.00
8 Scottish Gaelic 2 2 100.00
9 Banjar 1 1 100.00
10 Assamese 6 6 100.00
11 Javanese 1 1 100.00
12 Komi 1 1 100.00
13 Ilokano 1 1 100.00
14 Mazandarani 1 1 100.00
15 Aragonese 3 3 100.00
16 Bislama 1 1 100.00
17 Banyumasan 1 1 100.00
18 Venetian 1 1 100.00
19 Malayalam 50 46 92.00
20 Alemannic 7 6 85.71
21 Gujarati 6 5 83.33
22 Georgian 113 89 78.76
23 Central_Bicolano 4 3 75.00
24 Tamil 58 42 72.41
25 Hindi 100 71 71.00
26 Punjabi 13 9 69.23
27 Vietnamese 170 117 68.82
28 Serbo-Croatian 6 4 66.67
29 Mingrelian 3 2 66.67
30 Yiddish 3 2 66.67
31 Bosnian 3 2 66.67
32 Asturian 3 2 66.67
33 Icelandic 11 7 63.64
34 Kannada 13 8 61.54
35 Sindhi 5 3 60.00
36 Marathi 7 4 57.14
37 Urdu 38 21 55.26
38 Galician 55 30 54.55
39 Bengali 134 71 52.99
40 Haitian 33 17 51.52
41 Piedmontese 2 1 50.00
42 Sundanese 2 1 50.00
43 Sakha 2 1 50.00
44 West Flemish 2 1 50.00
45 Latvian 6 3 50.00
46 Pashto 2 1 50.00
47 Cantonese 13 6 46.15
48 Welsh 22 10 45.45
49 Norwegian (Nynorsk) 7 3 42.86
50 Zulu 7 3 42.86
51 Malay 22 9 40.91
52 Kazakh 22 9 40.91
53 Swedish 170 68 40.00
54 Maithili 5 2 40.00
55 Chuvash 10 4 40.00
56 Spanish 467 185 39.61
57 Turkish 181 70 38.67
58 Greek 63 24 38.10
59 Basque 37 14 37.84
60 Ido 8 3 37.50
61 Irish 19 7 36.84
62 Scots 39 14 35.90
63 Thai 35 12 34.29
64 Yoruba 9 3 33.33
65 West Frisian 3 1 33.33
66 Tajik 9 3 33.33
67 Minangkabau 3 1 33.33
68 Lao 3 1 33.33
69 Low Saxon 6 2 33.33
70 Sorani 6 2 33.33
71 Akan 3 1 33.33
72 Dutch Low Saxon 3 1 33.33
73 Czech 187 62 33.16
74 Lithuanian 25 8 32.00

Bottom 75

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
149 Bavarian 1 0 0.00
148 Hausa 5 0 0.00
147 Malagasy 2 0 0.00
146 Gilaki 2 0 0.00
145 Classical Chinese 2 0 0.00
144 Ligurian 2 0 0.00
143 Interlingue 2 0 0.00
142 Kirghiz 4 0 0.00
141 Silesian 1 0 0.00
140 Tuvan 1 0 0.00
139 North Frisian 3 0 0.00
138 Limburgish 1 0 0.00
137 Somali 1 0 0.00
136 Sanskrit 1 0 0.00
135 Turkmen 1 0 0.00
134 Uzbek 100 5 5.00
133 Afrikaans 406 21 5.17
132 Croatian 15 1 6.67
131 Bashkir 14 1 7.14
130 Japanese 1772 128 7.22
129 Kurdish 13 1 7.69
128 Danish 25 2 8.00
127 Korean 503 43 8.55
126 Italian 688 65 9.45
125 South Azerbaijani 10 1 10.00
124 Belarusian (Taraškievica) 10 1 10.00
123 Finnish 202 22 10.89
122 Volapük 18 2 11.11
121 Ukrainian 1108 132 11.91
120 English 2336 281 12.03
119 Russian 1021 127 12.44
118 Lombard 8 1 12.50
117 Western Panjabi 89 13 14.61
116 Polish 4450 711 15.98
115 Wu 68 11 16.18
114 Hebrew 136 22 16.18
113 Dutch 280 48 17.14
112 Egyptian Arabic 15591 2727 17.49
111 Bulgarian 68 12 17.65
110 Esperanto 39 7 17.95
109 Occitan 11 2 18.18
108 Swahili 33 6 18.18
107 Portuguese 927 173 18.66
106 Belarusian 56 11 19.64
105 Arabic 317 63 19.87
104 Tatar 10 2 20.00
103 Latin 10 2 20.00
102 Oriya 19 4 21.05
101 Simple English 156 33 21.15
100 Romanian 40 9 22.50
99 Indonesian 167 38 22.75
98 Azerbaijani 51 12 23.53
97 Samogitian 4 1 25.00
96 Interlingua 4 1 25.00
95 Hawaiian 8 2 25.00
94 Luxembourgish 8 2 25.00
93 Quechua 8 2 25.00
92 Walloon 4 1 25.00
91 Telugu 8 2 25.00
90 Hungarian 95 24 25.26
89 German 1081 276 25.53
88 Persian 347 90 25.94
87 Zazaki 19 5 26.32
86 Serbian 67 18 26.87
85 Estonian 109 30 27.52
84 Armenian 184 51 27.72
83 Burmese 14 4 28.57
82 Albanian 21 6 28.57
81 Slovak 27 8 29.63
80 Macedonian 30 9 30.00
79 Catalan 230 70 30.43
78 Norwegian (Bokmål) 126 39 30.95
77 French 651 202 31.03
76 Chinese 455 142 31.21
75 Slovenian 19 6 31.58

All time, as of 06 Apr '20

Top 75

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
0 Maithili 3276 1779 54.30
1 Asturian 28133 14715 52.31
2 Welsh 25106 12736 50.73
3 Nepali 4455 1824 40.94
4 Emilian-Romagnol 1325 511 38.57
5 Punjabi 9306 3563 38.29
6 Bihari 1032 373 36.14
7 Afrikaans 35041 12651 36.10
8 Oriya 2791 985 35.29
9 Malayalam 14585 4634 31.77
10 Interlingue 982 300 30.55
11 Assamese 1234 360 29.17
12 Urdu 13816 3840 27.79
13 Sinhalese 1790 486 27.15
14 Faroese 2428 642 26.44
15 Vepsian 810 214 26.42
16 Telugu 5703 1485 26.04
17 Thai 23617 6139 25.99
18 Breton 12847 3321 25.85
19 Vietnamese 57702 14761 25.58
20 Cebuano 1767 449 25.41
21 Korean 96822 23592 24.37
22 Kannada 3919 952 24.29
23 Central_Bicolano 1607 388 24.14
24 Norwegian (Bokmål) 165052 38856 23.54
25 Haitian 10198 2369 23.23
26 Hindi 18533 4231 22.83
27 West Frisian 10871 2460 22.63
28 Bengali 22979 5044 21.95
29 Japanese 315796 68746 21.77
30 Western Panjabi 6448 1381 21.42
31 Swedish 229753 48966 21.31
32 Min Nan 8485 1800 21.21
33 Cantonese 13796 2895 20.98
34 Spanish 389383 81633 20.96
35 Tagalog 18201 3803 20.89
36 Albanian 14682 3012 20.51
37 Scots 14029 2874 20.49
38 Armenian 43306 8802 20.33
39 Bashkir 5790 1158 20.00
40 Persian 149370 29804 19.95
41 Sundanese 1092 216 19.78
42 Hebrew 79399 15665 19.73
43 Javanese 6091 1197 19.65
44 Finnish 150810 29630 19.65
45 Simple English 44819 8720 19.46
46 Estonian 47812 9301 19.45
47 Zazaki 1687 327 19.38
48 Sindhi 984 188 19.11
49 Georgian 20819 3963 19.04
50 Chinese 172509 32791 19.01
51 Serbian 43930 8340 18.98
52 Mingrelian 2237 423 18.91
53 Turkish 85191 16015 18.80
54 Interlingua 1565 294 18.79
55 Indonesian 74585 13885 18.62
56 English 1693225 309432 18.27
57 Romanian 55796 10181 18.25
58 French 591499 107283 18.14
59 Portuguese 227923 41332 18.13
60 Icelandic 9589 1737 18.11
61 Irish 10133 1824 18.00
62 Egyptian Arabic 90018 16176 17.97
63 Azerbaijani 30400 5430 17.86
64 Latvian 23385 4174 17.85
65 Luxembourgish 13052 2328 17.84
66 Samogitian 1228 219 17.83
67 Marathi 12739 2256 17.71
68 Sakha 2252 398 17.67
69 Alemannic 4035 709 17.57
70 Lithuanian 33176 5823 17.55
71 Ilokano 1396 245 17.55
72 South Azerbaijani 60600 10628 17.54
73 Galician 35850 6289 17.54
74 Dutch 219899 38449 17.48

Bottom 75

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
149 Tajik 26172 733 2.80
148 Min Dong 815 39 4.79
147 Classical Chinese 2457 135 5.49
146 Malagasy 30115 1978 6.57
145 Hausa 1746 117 6.70
144 Hakka 860 60 6.98
143 Piedmontese 3567 288 8.07
142 Chuvash 6195 502 8.10
141 Newar / Nepal Bhasa 803 72 8.97
140 Yiddish 2544 229 9.00
139 Uzbek 5771 548 9.50
138 Amharic 1470 145 9.86
137 Tatar 10405 1027 9.87
136 Walloon 1132 114 10.07
135 Belarusian (Taraškievica) 11650 1270 10.90
134 Latin 28025 3099 11.06
133 Mazandarani 2358 261 11.07
132 Chechen 1155 136 11.77
131 Belarusian 28827 3492 12.11
130 Yoruba 7375 898 12.18
129 Sicilian 2867 357 12.45
128 Quechua 4372 555 12.69
127 Venetian 1229 159 12.94
126 Maltese 1036 138 13.32
125 Lombard 2344 318 13.57
124 Sanskrit 1483 203 13.69
123 Kazakh 19851 2718 13.69
122 Esperanto 58288 8031 13.78
121 Waray-Waray 3617 503 13.91
120 Scottish Gaelic 2308 321 13.91
119 Low Saxon 7216 1021 14.15
118 Ido 7514 1067 14.20
117 Sorani 4277 609 14.24
116 Slovak 28726 4106 14.29
115 Bavarian 1628 233 14.31
114 Kurdish 2888 421 14.58
113 Slovenian 43055 6295 14.62
112 Macedonian 15427 2256 14.62
111 Norwegian (Nynorsk) 29664 4361 14.70
110 Russian 438836 64532 14.71
109 Kirghiz 4549 671 14.75
108 Hungarian 107642 16049 14.91
107 Kapampangan 1006 151 15.01
106 Mongolian 5970 900 15.08
105 Corsican 1027 156 15.19
104 Swahili 7176 1092 15.22
103 West Flemish 1177 180 15.29
102 Ukrainian 181406 28360 15.63
101 Pashto 1367 214 15.65
100 Arabic 450093 70481 15.66
99 Italian 392758 61605 15.69
98 Volapük 6166 976 15.83
97 Occitan 9386 1500 15.98
96 Greek 51536 8234 15.98
95 German 753783 120622 16.00
94 Bosnian 7256 1165 16.06
93 Croatian 33529 5392 16.08
92 Polish 356792 57726 16.18
91 Sardinian 1519 250 16.46
90 Wu 5217 865 16.58
89 Bulgarian 73789 12296 16.66
88 Serbo-Croatian 34072 5686 16.69
87 Limburgish 1165 195 16.74
86 Danish 79112 13257 16.76
85 Aragonese 5419 908 16.76
84 Malay 25966 4358 16.78
83 Basque 40048 6761 16.88
82 Czech 116862 19757 16.91
81 Upper Sorbian 1363 233 17.09
80 Tamil 23139 3979 17.20
79 Catalan 157701 27226 17.26
78 Aymara 985 170 17.26
77 Burmese 2440 423 17.34
76 Gujarati 1784 310 17.38
75 Mirandese 1011 176 17.41