List of Wikipedias

is a multilingual online encyclopedia edited and maintained by a community of volunteer editors., Wikipedia articles have been created in 312 languages, with 302 active and 10 closed.

Wikipedia edition codes

Each Wikipedia has a code, which is used as a subdomain below Interlanguage links are sorted by that code. The codes represent the language codes defined by ISO 639-1 and ISO 639-3, and the decision of which language code to use is usually determined by the IETF language tag policy. Wikipedias also vary by how thinly they slice dialects and variants; for example, the English Wikipedia includes most modern varieties of English, but does not include other related languages such as Scots or Anglo-Saxon, both of which have separate Wikipedias. The Spanish Wikipedia includes both Peninsular Castilian and Latin American Spanish; Malay Wikipedia includes a large number of Malay languages; and so on.
Differences between the ISO mappings and Wikipedia codes include:
WP codeWP editionNotes
:sq:|sqAlbanianmultiple'sq' is the ISO code for the Albanian macrolanguage, which includes four individual languages.
:als:|alsAlemannicgsw'als' is the ISO code for Tosk Albanian.
Alemannic Wikipedia covers several dialects: 'gsw' for Swiss German, Alemannic German, and Alsatian; 'gct' for Colonia Tovar dialect; 'swg' for Swabian German, and 'wae' for Walser German
:roa-rup:|roa-rupAromanianrup'roa' is the ISO code for Romance.
:map-bms:|map-bmsBanyumasannone'map' is the ISO code for Austronesian.
:nds-nl:|nds-nlDutch Low SaxonmultipleIn ISO, nds is 'Low Saxon', restricted to Germany in Ethnologue.
The various subdivisions of Dutch Low Saxon have separate ISO codes.
:bh:|bhBiharibihISO code 'bih' is a macrolanguage which includes Bhojpuri, Maithili, Magahi, and nine others.
Bihari Wikipedia excludes Maithili and Fiji Hindi which exist as independent Wikipedias.
:zh-yue:|zh-yueCantoneseyuezh is the ISO 639-1 code for Chinese in general.
:zh-classical:|zh-classicalClassical ChineselzhAs above.
:ms:|msMalaymsISO collective code 'ms' is a macrolanguage that includes more than 30 individual languages and dialects. However, the wiki excludes Indonesian because Indonesian Wikipedia exists independently.
:zh-min-nan:|zh-min-nanMin NannanSame as the "zh" languages. Not written in Chinese characters, but uses Pe̍h-ōe-jī or a derived romanization. hak does the same.
:no:|noNorwegian Bokmålnb, nobISO uses no for Norwegian in general.
:ksh:|kshRipuariannoneISO ksh is for the Kölsch language, the most prominent dialect of the Ripuarian language group. The other variants do not have ISO codes.
:bat-smg:|bat-smgSamogitiansgs'bat' is the ISO code for Baltic.
:simple:|simpleSimple Englishnone
:roa-tara:|roa-taraTarantinonone'roa' is the ISO code for Romance. Neapolitan in general is nap.
:fiu-vro:|fiu-vroVõrovrofiu is the ISO code for Finno-Ugric languages.
:cbk-zam:|cbk-zamZamboanga ChavacanononeISO cbk is for the Chavacano language. The individual variants do not have ISO codes.

Additionally, Wikipedias vary in orthography at times. Chinese Wikipedia automatically translates from modern Mandarin Chinese into five standard forms: Mainland China and Singapore in simplified Chinese characters, and Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau in traditional Chinese characters. Belarusian, however, has a separate Wikipedia for the 'normative' orthography and Taraškievica.


The table below lists the language editions of Wikipedia roughly sorted by the number of active users ; in particular, the "power of ten" of the count of active users is used: so "5" means at least 105, "4" means at least 104, and so on. Script names are listed as their ISO codes.

Detailed list

Grand total

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