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 21 Dec '20 - 11 Jan '21

Top 75

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
0 Polish 102 117 114.71
1 Maithili 2 2 100.00
2 Novial 2 2 100.00
3 Minangkabau 2 2 100.00
4 Anglo-Saxon 2 2 100.00
5 Volapük 85 59 69.41
6 Sinhalese 9 6 66.67
7 Punjabi 24 16 66.67
8 Aragonese 6 4 66.67
9 Scots 20 13 65.00
10 Kirghiz 8 5 62.50
11 Kurdish 42 26 61.90
12 Wu 19 11 57.89
13 Hausa 41 22 53.66
14 Yoruba 4 2 50.00
15 Komi 2 1 50.00
16 Emilian-Romagnol 2 1 50.00
17 Breton 12 6 50.00
18 Swati 2 1 50.00
19 Indonesian 803 391 48.69
20 Georgian 211 98 46.45
21 Cebuano 9 4 44.44
22 Sorani 9 4 44.44
23 Malay 109 46 42.20
24 Danish 115 48 41.74
25 Welsh 17 7 41.18
26 Ligurian 5 2 40.00
27 Marathi 281 111 39.50
28 Urdu 33 13 39.39
29 Slovak 36 14 38.89
30 Swedish 524 202 38.55
31 Min Nan 11 4 36.36
32 Interlingue 14 5 35.71
33 Basque 176 62 35.23
34 Swahili 40 14 35.00
35 Spanish 1373 471 34.30
36 Afrikaans 85 29 34.12
37 Extremaduran 3 1 33.33
38 Bislama 3 1 33.33
39 Erzya 3 1 33.33
40 Occitan 6 2 33.33
41 Turkmen 3 1 33.33
42 Turkish 435 140 32.18
43 Luxembourgish 28 9 32.14
44 Serbo-Croatian 19 6 31.58
45 Catalan 447 140 31.32
46 German 3447 1070 31.04
47 Galician 140 43 30.71
48 Albanian 23 7 30.43
49 English 4786 1452 30.34
50 Tagalog 60 18 30.00
51 French 1873 555 29.63
52 Kazakh 90 26 28.89
53 Alemannic 14 4 28.57
54 Tamil 112 32 28.57
55 Chuvash 25 7 28.00
56 Simple English 561 156 27.81
57 Dutch 779 216 27.73
58 Malayalam 79 20 25.32
59 Croatian 107 27 25.23
60 Romanian 119 30 25.21
61 Sindhi 12 3 25.00
62 Venetian 4 1 25.00
63 Faroese 12 3 25.00
64 Low Saxon 4 1 25.00
65 Norwegian (Bokmål) 251 61 24.30
66 Egyptian Arabic 4409 1065 24.16
67 Assamese 21 5 23.81
68 Bulgarian 123 29 23.58
69 Thai 179 42 23.46
70 Finnish 391 87 22.25
71 Central_Bicolano 9 2 22.22
72 Slovenian 59 13 22.03
73 Tatar 23 5 21.74
74 Persian 603 131 21.72

Bottom 75

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
149 Vietnamese 59 -39 -66.10
148 Lombard 5 -1 -20.00
147 Uyghur 5 -1 -20.00
146 Zazaki 6 0 0.00
145 Classical Chinese 9 0 0.00
144 West Frisian 12 0 0.00
143 Somali 4 0 0.00
142 Fiji Hindi 4 0 0.00
141 Corsican 4 0 0.00
140 Sicilian 3 0 0.00
139 Haitian 14 0 0.00
138 North Frisian 19 0 0.00
137 Rusyn 5 0 0.00
136 Kannada 3 0 0.00
135 Franco-Provençal/Arpitan 19 0 0.00
134 Friulian 2 0 0.00
133 Meadow Mari 2 0 0.00
132 Nahuatl 2 0 0.00
131 Asturian 3652 0 0.00
130 Kabyle 2 0 0.00
129 Irish 30 0 0.00
128 Yiddish 3 0 0.00
127 Mirandese 5 0 0.00
126 Sesotho 2 0 0.00
125 Tongan 2 0 0.00
124 Arabic 3866 93 2.41
123 Icelandic 28 1 3.57
122 Oriya 25 1 4.00
121 Kapampangan 23 1 4.35
120 Latvian 170 10 5.88
119 Cornish 14 1 7.14
118 Interlingua 13 1 7.69
117 Upper Sorbian 12 1 8.33
116 Portuguese 873 78 8.93
115 Belarusian (Taraškievica) 50 5 10.00
114 Hindi 113 14 12.39
113 Belarusian 233 30 12.88
112 Latin 30 4 13.33
111 Walloon 14 2 14.29
110 Silesian 7 1 14.29
109 Pashto 7 1 14.29
108 Norwegian (Nynorsk) 60 9 15.00
107 Korean 338 52 15.38
106 Bashkir 13 2 15.38
105 Mongolian 13 2 15.38
104 Bengali 316 50 15.82
103 Esperanto 170 27 15.88
102 Burmese 56 9 16.07
101 Ukrainian 1429 231 16.17
100 Uzbek 37 6 16.22
99 Hungarian 423 69 16.31
98 Javanese 48 8 16.67
97 Gova Konknni 6 1 16.67
96 Greek 201 35 17.41
95 Serbian 338 59 17.46
94 Bosnian 17 3 17.65
93 Tajik 51 9 17.65
92 Japanese 1191 211 17.72
91 Estonian 141 25 17.73
90 Ido 28 5 17.86
89 Chinese 1429 256 17.91
88 Czech 642 116 18.07
87 Nepali 16 3 18.75
86 Armenian 350 66 18.86
85 Italian 1516 296 19.53
84 Western Panjabi 146 29 19.86
83 Scottish Gaelic 5 1 20.00
82 Khmer 5 1 20.00
81 Sakha 5 1 20.00
80 Chechen 15 3 20.00
79 Telugu 10 2 20.00
78 Russian 1423 290 20.38
77 Macedonian 34 7 20.59
76 Hebrew 608 129 21.22
75 Cantonese 125 27 21.60

All time, as of 11 Jan '21

Top 75

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
0 Igbo 882 670 75.96
1 Tuvan 1150 656 57.04
2 Maithili 3351 1805 53.86
3 Welsh 25623 12898 50.34
4 Asturian 34404 14967 43.50
5 Hausa 3362 1458 43.37
6 Nepali 4749 1948 41.02
7 Punjabi 9907 3913 39.50
8 Emilian-Romagnol 1383 532 38.47
9 Afrikaans 38377 13951 36.35
10 Bihari 1097 384 35.00
11 Malayalam 15963 5449 34.14
12 Oriya 3185 1033 32.43
13 Interlingue 1183 378 31.95
14 Assamese 1620 493 30.43
15 Central_Bicolano 1818 548 30.14
16 Cebuano 1948 558 28.64
17 Urdu 15527 4400 28.34
18 Scots 9348 2616 27.98
19 Cantonese 19585 5361 27.37
20 Sundanese 1492 408 27.35
21 Sinhalese 1879 508 27.04
22 Bashkir 7960 2097 26.34
23 Faroese 2490 655 26.31
24 Vietnamese 63905 16811 26.31
25 Breton 13184 3394 25.74
26 Thai 24789 6363 25.67
27 Telugu 6045 1545 25.56
28 Korean 112585 28626 25.43
29 Kannada 4213 1060 25.16
30 Haitian 10892 2684 24.64
31 Sindhi 1180 289 24.49
32 Bengali 28417 6745 23.74
33 Norwegian (Bokmål) 173526 40682 23.44
34 Western Panjabi 7888 1839 23.31
35 Armenian 51446 11769 22.88
36 Hindi 20011 4577 22.87
37 West Frisian 11085 2503 22.58
38 Spanish 414232 89529 21.61
39 Min Nan 8570 1831 21.37
40 Swedish 241576 51605 21.36
41 Minangkabau 859 183 21.30
42 Albanian 15306 3223 21.06
43 Indonesian 85533 17979 21.02
44 Japanese 348670 73073 20.96
45 Persian 167669 34063 20.32
46 Simple English 52523 10587 20.16
47 Georgian 22867 4556 19.92
48 Finnish 158105 31478 19.91
49 Hebrew 87717 17362 19.79
50 Turkish 94048 18530 19.70
51 Javanese 6462 1264 19.56
52 Interlingua 1724 335 19.43
53 Alemannic 4289 831 19.38
54 Estonian 49880 9661 19.37
55 Mingrelian 2338 447 19.12
56 Burmese 2861 545 19.05
57 Basque 43110 8205 19.03
58 Kurdish 3484 658 18.89
59 Chinese 188819 35586 18.85
60 Serbian 47142 8884 18.85
61 Sakha 2436 457 18.76
62 English 1778126 332622 18.71
63 Azerbaijani 32924 6146 18.67
64 French 617354 115141 18.65
65 Marathi 14208 2639 18.57
66 Romanian 57660 10680 18.52
67 Ilokano 1423 263 18.48
68 Catalan 168125 31009 18.44
69 Galician 38236 7038 18.41
70 Tamil 25229 4640 18.39
71 Portuguese 235832 43312 18.37
72 Tagalog 16366 3003 18.35
73 Sardinian 1591 292 18.35
74 Malay 27925 5086 18.21

Bottom 75

Wiki Total Female Female (%)
149 Tajik 26605 823 3.09
148 Classical Chinese 2579 137 5.31
147 Malagasy 30181 1983 6.57
146 Hakka 892 60 6.73
145 Piedmontese 3642 304 8.35
144 Chuvash 6609 602 9.11
143 Yiddish 2768 269 9.72
142 Walloon 1266 125 9.87
141 Amharic 1500 154 10.27
140 Uzbek 7206 744 10.32
139 Latin 28457 3140 11.03
138 Belarusian (Taraškievica) 11979 1325 11.06
137 Mazandarani 2375 265 11.16
136 Tatar 11279 1266 11.22
135 Sicilian 2885 362 12.55
134 Belarusian 31986 4125 12.90
133 Quechua 4947 653 13.20
132 Venetian 1326 176 13.27
131 Kazakh 20581 2795 13.58
130 Sanskrit 1494 205 13.72
129 Esperanto 60932 8409 13.80
128 Ido 7999 1123 14.04
127 Low Saxon 7370 1040 14.11
126 Scottish Gaelic 2370 339 14.30
125 Waray-Waray 3780 541 14.31
124 Bavarian 1623 234 14.42
123 Slovak 29304 4295 14.66
122 Slovenian 43983 6526 14.84
121 Norwegian (Nynorsk) 30865 4603 14.91
120 Kirghiz 4721 705 14.93
119 Egyptian Arabic 667949 100040 14.98
118 Hungarian 112633 17065 15.15
117 Russian 461466 70053 15.18
116 Mongolian 6099 929 15.23
115 Kapampangan 1053 162 15.38
114 Corsican 1074 167 15.55
113 Pashto 1552 242 15.59
112 West Flemish 1204 188 15.61
111 Lombard 3013 475 15.77
110 Yoruba 7876 1243 15.78
109 Occitan 9630 1525 15.84
108 Italian 416065 66264 15.93
107 Croatian 34639 5538 15.99
106 South Azerbaijani 82031 13238 16.14
105 Arabic 480907 77957 16.21
104 German 797655 129863 16.28
103 Bosnian 7473 1221 16.34
102 Zazaki 2955 484 16.38
101 Wu 8023 1314 16.38
100 Ukrainian 201036 32957 16.39
99 Volapük 7631 1255 16.45
98 Polish 369428 60943 16.50
97 Limburgish 1217 201 16.52
96 Chechen 1486 246 16.55
95 Macedonian 16547 2746 16.60
94 Upper Sorbian 1424 238 16.71
93 Swahili 8366 1399 16.72
92 Serbo-Croatian 34485 5777 16.75
91 Maltese 1126 190 16.87
90 Bulgarian 76557 12937 16.90
89 Danish 81193 13917 17.14
88 Aymara 1049 180 17.16
87 Aragonese 5581 961 17.22
86 Mirandese 1031 178 17.26
85 Czech 124352 21497 17.29
84 Gujarati 1892 329 17.39
83 Latvian 24720 4375 17.70
82 Irish 11198 1985 17.73
81 Lithuanian 33502 5943 17.74
80 Dutch 230211 40924 17.78
79 Sorani 4999 895 17.90
78 Luxembourgish 13492 2431 18.02
77 Icelandic 10010 1812 18.10
76 Greek 56428 10243 18.15
75 Samogitian 1245 226 18.15