Translating:MediaWiki

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MediaWiki is open source wiki software on which this site runs, and which can be translated here. Support for translating hundreds of MediaWiki extensions is also available.

Translators may add MediaWiki to their babel box or include {{User MediaWiki}} to add themselves to Category:MediaWiki translators.

Glossary

A brief explanation of some terms used in this document:

MediaWiki
The software that powers Wikipedia and many other websites. It allows people to edit pages in collaboration.
Wikimedia
The organization that maintains Wikipedia, Wikidata, and several other websites, as well as the MediaWiki software.
Message
A translatable string.
Message documentation
While translating, documentation about the message is shown on the sidebar next to the translation. It is also known as "qqq" in MediaWiki developers' jargon.

For a basic glossary of MediaWiki terms, see Translating:MediaWiki/Basic glossary.

Translation flow

You made some changes here? This is what happens then and how long it takes to take effect.

Export threshold
Messages do not start to be exported to MediaWiki until at least 13% of the core MediaWiki messages in that language have been translated (used to be 18%): under such amount, the export scripts automatically skip the language in question and developers won't add support for the language on MediaWiki. The threshold corresponds to the number of all most used messages in MediaWiki or more; see also Translatewiki.net languages.
Wikimedia sites—Wikipedia, Wikidata, Wikisource, Wikivoyage, etc.
Interface message changes should be reflected in projects once per week along with the usual deployments. Everything else (magic words, special pages...) may take from days to months.
Wikia
Wikia usually uses customised stable revisions of the MediaWiki software. Consequently, the localisation of the MediaWiki core product, and standard MediaWiki extension from the main repository have a stable localisation state.
Everything else
New translations are shipped with each new MediaWiki release (1.x) and usually with maintenance releases too (1.x.y). There are only a few releases per year, and many sites do not update often.

Why translate on translatewiki.net



See also: Tips for translating MediaWiki software



MediaWiki is one of the few software packages that allow its users to translate it using itself. Thanks to translatewiki.net, however, localising it is even easier and more efficient. In addition to the general advantages of this wiki, compared to local translation:

  • Your translations are used on every MediaWiki wiki, this includes every Wikimedia wiki, see #Translation flow.
  • You can localise namespaces (Help, User, Talk, ...), special page names (Recentchanges, Allpages, ...), and magic words.
    The message groups above cannot be localised in a normal wiki, because they are buried deep down in the software. Here you can localise these message groups, and later on your changes can be used in every installation of MediaWiki again. See #Translation notes below.
    (temporarily disabled; see the section #AdvancedTranslate in this document and phab:T109235)
  • You can translate new messages faster than on a local wiki.
    We always have the latest version of the software. This means new messages show up much faster than on any other wiki and you have more time to translate them before they arrive to your wiki. This can also mean translatewiki.net uses an unstable version, but problems are usually solved quickly.
  • The only drawback is that your translations will not show up on your local wiki immediately, but after a few days to weeks; or, if you are using a release version, after the next update. However, for the previous point, there's no reason to be in a hurry: just check new messages regularly and translate them in time.
    See FAQ#How is the work done on translatewiki.net connected to other wikis?.

Extensions

All MediaWiki extensions are supported as long as they are in Wikimedia's Git repository or in GitHub and their developers are supportive enough of translators.

If you don't want your extension to be added to translation, because you're going to soon change many messages completely or to delete the extension altogether, please state it clearly somewhere so that we don't add it when it's still too soon. In both cases, cc Raymond to a changeset on gerrit if you feel your extension's case might have been neglected.

Translation notes

Recommended process for translating MediaWiki

Translators of other projects can ignore this list.

  • First translate the most often used messages.
  • Complete the core messages.
  • Check if you should translate any optional messages in core.
  • Do a consistency check (terminology, formal/informal) on your localisation.
  • Translate special page names, magic words and namespaces on [[Special:AdvancedTranslate]] (temporarily disabled; see the section #AdvancedTranslate in this document and phab:T109235)
  • Translate the extension messages used in Wikimedia wikis. There are more than 10,000 messages there, so for your convenience they are further subdivided into groups: main, advanced, media, fundraising, technical, etc.
  • After completing an extension, it's recommended to check whether there are any optional messages that should be translated. (Click "..." at the top of the translation interface and check the "Optional" box.) If they will be the same in your language as in English, don't translate them.
  • Translate the remaining extension messages.
  • Do a consistency check (terminology, formal/informal) on your localisation between core messages and extension messages
  • Start maintaining your language's localisation on a regular basis. At least once per week is recommended.

Read on if you want to know more. Reading on is not required, although advised for a proper understanding of more advanced localisation features. You could spend a few days translating, though, and come back when you think you need more information.

Message keys

Every message is identified by a unique key. A message key is a string. In the translation interface, the key appears above the source message as MediaWiki:message-key/language-code. On translatewiki, the message key is also used as the title of the wiki pages on which the source message and the translations are stored.

Most of the time, the translators don't need to deal directly with message keys. However, they are sometimes necessary. Here are the main reasons for using them:

  1. If you use a wiki in your language and you see a missing or a wrong translation and you want to fix it as directly as possible, you can find the precise message key by adding the string ?uselang=qqx to the URL of the wiki page. For example, if you're looking at the article Bali at the Indonesian Wikipedia and you see that something is not translated, go to the page https://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bali?uselang=qqx, and you'll see message keys instead of actual translations: instead of "Masuk log" you'll see "(pt-login)". Use that key to go the corresponding page in translatewiki: MediaWiki:Pt-login/id.
  2. If there is an issue with a message, such as missing documentation, unclear English formulation, or anything else, you should report this message to the developers using the Support page or Phabricator. When reporting, it's essential to mention the message key. If you use the Ask for more information link in the translation interface, the key will be mentioned automatically in the bug report, but sometimes you may have to use it manually.

On most wikis there is a page called Special:AllMessages. It helps you examine all the messages and their translations and local modifications. Administrators should regularly check that page and remove unnecessary local customizations.

Wiki syntax

Many messages use symbols such as ==, ===, [[]], {{}}, *, #, and so on. This is wiki syntax, also known as "wikitext" or "wiki markup". This is not a requirement, but it is recommended to be familiar with some wiki syntax by editing a few pages on another wiki site, such as Wikipedia, before translating MediaWiki messages at translatewiki.

Here are the most common and basic elements of wiki syntax that you should know:

[[target]]
Square brackets create a link to the word in the brackets.
[[target|text]]
When a pipe (|) is used in a link, the link will point to page whose name appears before the pipe (target), and the readers will see the text that appears after the pipe (text). Usually, the "text" should be translated to your language, but the target must remain in English, especially if the target is a special page such as [[Special:RecentChanges]]. If in doubt, check the documentation.
==, ===, ====
Repeated equal marks in the beginning and the end of the line are used to create page section headings. Simply copy them to the translation, and translate the text of the heading itself to your language. Make sure that the same number of equal signs appears in the beginning and the end of the line, and that it's the same as in the source message.
{{template}}, {{magicword}}, {{#magicword:parameter1|parameter2}}
In wiki sites curly braces are most often used for inserting templates, pieces of text that are stored once and are included repeatedly on many pages. They are also occasionally used for "magic words". In messages on translatewiki templates are not used frequently, however many messages include magic words. The most frequent magic words in messages are {{plural}} and {{gender}}. For more information, see the section on magic words on this page. If a magic word begins with #, it must appear in the translation. Usually, the names of templates and magic words must remain in English, but parameters can often be translated. When in doubt, check the message documentation or ask at Support.
*
When the asterisk (*) appears in the beginning of a line, it creates an item in a bullets list.
#
When the number sign (#), also known as hash mark, octothorp, hex, pound, etc., appears in the beginning of a line, it creates an item in a numbered list.

Magic words and language features

Most of what you will be translating is English text. However, some parts will be more technical: these are "variables" and "magic words". Here are the main ones that you need to know.

$1, $2, $3, etc.: variables

Many messages must show things that are not known during the time of the translation. The value is known only when the message is shown to the user ("run time"). Common examples of things that are shown instead of $1, $2, $3, etc. are usernames, page names, file names, and various numbers. They are known variables, parameters, or placeholders.

The documentation explains what will these variables be replaced with. Examples:

  • The message is "You received a message from $1" and the documentation says: "$1 is a username". When the message is shown to a user who received a message from the user Amire80, the message will say "You received a message from Amire80".
  • The message is "There are $1 pages in the category $2" and the documentation says: "$1 is the number of pages and $2 is a category name", then when you look at the category "19th-century Russian monarchs", the message will say "There are 7 pages in the category 19th-century Russian monarchs".

Put these variables in the place where the corresponding words or numbers appear in your language. It doesn't have to be the same as in English.

Note that you must always use the Western Arabic numerals: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0. If your language uses different numerals, such as ١ ٢ ٣, १ २ ३, ߁ ߂ ߃, etc. remember to switch your keyboard and use the Western Arabic numerals 1 2 3, etc., in variables with the dollar sign ($).

PLURAL:

If you see something like $1 {{PLURAL:$1|page|pages}} in a translatable message, this means that the word will be shown according to the value of the variable $1. Note that you must not change the PLURAL:$1 part, but you must translate the page|pages part which gives a list of translated plural forms.

Different languages have different grammatical rules for plural forms. English has one form (singular) for the number 1, and the plural form is used for zero and for all the other numbers: 0 pages, 1 page, 2 pages, 10 pages, etc. Polish uses singular for number 1, and different plural forms for numbers 2, 3, 4, and numbers from 5 and up. The translation to Polish will be $1 {{PLURAL:$1|strona|strony|stron}}; note that there are three forms, and not two, like in English. The output, depending on the number, will be:

  • when $1 is 1: 1 strona
  • when $1 is 2: 2 strony
  • when $1 is 4: 4 strony
  • when $1 is 5: 5 stron

The rules are defined in a standard called CLDR, which has information about many languages. If information about plural forms in your language is not defined, or if it is defined incorrectly, see the page CLDR for tips about how it can be fixed.

If your language has no plural forms at all, then simply write something like $1 {{PLURAL:$1|page}}, or $1 page{{PLURAL:$1|}} (with an empty list of forms when the invariable term is already placed elsewhere outside this special markup, but you must keep at least {{PLURAL:$1|}} to avoid a validation error where this code is required by the Translate UI in the translated message for the target language). Plural forms are given in parameters after the first pipe character | as a list of items, one for each form, and are also separated by pipes:

  • The text for the plural form given in each one item may be prefixed by a distinctive "selector" keyword or numeric value, followed by an equal sign=. These selectors can only be used only once in the list of plural forms.
    • The following selectors are recognized: one (or 1, singular), two (or 2, dual), few (paucal), many (also used for fractions if they have a separate class), other (or in last position with no selector), or zero (or 0); reserved keywords used as selectors must also remain in English.
    • The selector zero (or 0) is special and only supported in a few languages, and only with an explicit selector specified before the text of the translated form.
    • Note that the forms selected by zero, one or two do not necessarily mean that the numeric value is exactly 0, 1 or 2: the rules used to map one or more values to each any plural selector are language-specific and may only consider some digits in the numeric value; some values may also behave differently if they are integers and non-integers, or if there are decimals explicitly presented in the numeric value (including if they are all zeroes).
    • Some other selectors may be added (as defined in the CLDR standard) for languages needing them (see https://cldr.unicode.org/index/cldr-spec/plural-rules).
  • All listed form (except the last one) that are not prefixed by an explicit selector in an item are assumed to use the implicit selectors one,two,few,many (in that order, and as appropriate in the target language, which may support only the 1st one for most common languages, or even none of them for example in some Eastern Asian languages). In Mediawiki, most selectors are implicit and mapped according to this order.
  • The last given form not prefixed by an explicit selector in an item is assumed to use the implicit selector (other). This default form given is required (but its value may be empty text): it indicates the default form that will be returned (when none of the other selectors match the value specified in the 1st parameter between between PLURAL: and the 1st pipe|, using the plural rules defined for the target language). It is generally the most generic grammatical plural (for example used with large number values), but it may also be just the common singular form if there are no other suitable form, or if the terms must remain invariant according to the context of use, or if the language does not differentiate plural forms in the given terms (look at nouns, adjectives, verbs, pronouns, etc., or other alternate formulations).

For more technical information on PLURAL, see the page Plural.

GENDER:

Many messages depend on the grammatical gender of the users who are mentioned in them, masculine or feminine. Each logged in user can select their gender in their user preferences.

Here is an example of how gender is used in messages. The message is $1 {{GENDER:$1|mentioned}} you on {{GENDER:$1|his|her|their}} talk page, and the documentation says "$1 - user's name".

  • If you use MediaWiki in English, the verb "mentioned" will be the same everywhere, because English verbs don't change with gender, but the pronoun will be chosen according to gender:
    • When user Jack, who set his gender to "he" (masculine) in the preferences, mentioned you, you will see the following: "Jack mentioned you on his talk page".
    • When user Jane, who set her gender to "she" (feminine) in the preferences, mentioned you, you will see the following: "Jane mentioned you on her talk page".
    • When user Lee, who didn't set their gender in the preferences, mentioned you, you will see the following: "Lee mentioned you on their talk page".
  • If you use MediaWiki in Polish, the verb changes, but the pronoun in this sentence is the same. The translation to Polish is $1 {{GENDER:$1|wspomniał|wspomniała|wspomniał(a)}} o tobie na {{GENDER:$1|swojej}} stronie"
    • Jack wspomniał o tobie na swojej stronie.
    • Jane wspomniała o tobie na swojej stronie.
    • Lee wspomniał(-a) o tobie na swojej stronie.

If {{GENDER:parameter|forms...}}</nowiki> is used in the English message, but different gender forms are not needed in the translation to your language, just write {{GENDER:parameter|optional form}}</nowiki> with one form.

Do not translate the word GENDER and its following colon : into your language. It's a technical magic word, and it must remain in English.

For more technical information on GENDER, see the page Gender.

Other magic words

If you need to refer to the name of the site, you can use the magic word {{SITENAME}}. (It usually appears in the source message.)

If your language uses inflection or special punctuation, you should talk to the developers about implementing some support for it. Once this is done you can use forms like {{GRAMMAR:genitive|{{SITENAME}}}} to refer to the sitename in genitive.

You may also see HTML tags such as <strong>, <var>, <kbd>, <span>, and others in messages. You should usually copy the tags in the corresponding places in the translation. Sometimes you should translate the content inside these tags, and sometimes you should leave it as in the original message. Consult the documentation for each message.

Never translate magic words and HTML tags. They must always remain in English, as in the source message.

Links to special pages

Links to special pages in messages must always follow the syntax: [[Special:EnglishName|Translated name]]

The "Special:EnglishName" part must stay as is. Just copy it into the translation. The "Translated name" part, after the vertical bar (|), is shown to the reader, so translate it into your language in a way that will look natural and convenient as a link target and a part of a sentence. If there is no vertical bar (|) followed by link text in the original message, add them in the translation.

Subpage names that appear after a slash (/) after the special page name must also be left untranslated. Take the following message as an example: [[Special:Log/delete|Deletion log]]. Don't translate "Special:Log/delete", but do translate "Deletion log". For example, when translation into Russian, write like the following: [[Special:Log/delete|Журнал удалений]].

Translating namespace names

Every page on a MediaWiki site belongs to a namespace.

The main namespace, also known as the content space or the article space, includes the main content pages of the site. For example, on Wikipedia the encyclopedic articles are in the main namespace, on Wikivoyage the tour guide pages are in the main namespace, and so on. Other namespaces are for pages of discussions, help, documentation, user pages, and so on. See details below.

The name of the namespace appears in the beginning of the page, except for the pages in the main namespace. For example, all the pages in the Help namespace have names such as "Help:Editing", "Help:Uploading", and so on.

Pages in most (but not all) namespace can have a corresponding talk page, and these talk pages are in namespaces of their own. The talk namespace of the main namespace is called simply "Talk", the talk namespace of the Help namespace is called "Help talk", and so on.

Namespace names can be translated. If they aren't translated, they will appear in the fallback language. English namespace names can always be used in links to pages instead of the translated names.

Avoid namespace names that are identical to language codes in any letter case. This will create ambiguity with interlanguage links (notably if they start by 2 or 3 basic Latin letters possibly followed by an ASCII hyphen; remember that interwiki prefixes, language codes, and namespace names are not case-significant on any of their letters). If words like "File", "Category", or "User" are written identically to one of the ISO 639 languages codes which are using only basic Latin letters (such as "and", "arc", "bas", "doc", "en", "fil", "gan", "is", "it", "men", "moi", "my", "new", "not", "or", "pea", "pic", "qui", "tag", "to", and so on), try finding a different word (or several words containing a space). Translations of namespace names into languages written with non-Latin scripts should usually not cause such conflict.

The translated namespace names must be consistent with the translations of the same words in MediaWiki messages.

Namespace name explanations

In the tables below, only the translation of the names in the "Namespace name" column is needed. The explanation is provided only for the convenience of the translators.

The namespaces that are used on all MediaWiki sites:

Core namespaces
Namespace name Description
Media This doesn't mean "journalism". This is short for "multimedia". This is a general name for various media files stored in a common media repository. For example: image file, audio file, video file, etc. This is quite technical and rarely used, and may simply be transliterated or left untranslated.
Special This is an adjective. It's a namespace for special pages, which cannot be edited by users. They provide various services, such as display of information about the wiki, Recent Changes, Watchlist, Statistics, and special administration and editing interfaces such as Blocking, managing user rights, Translation, etc.
Talk The talk page for the main namespaces. Talk pages is where discussion about other pages takes place.
User This is a user of the wiki. If there are masculine and feminine forms for the word "user" in your wiki, it's possible to add both.
User talk This is the talk page of a user. It's used for discussing things directly with a person, whereas article talk pages are for talking about an article.
Wikipedia talk This is for talk pages where the wiki site's internal administration pages are discussed. "Wikipedia" here is just given as an example because Wikipedia is often (though not always) is the first site in every language. It can also be "Wiktionary talk", "Wikisource talk", etc. In the namespaces translations file, it appears as "$1".
File A file, usually photos, videos, music, and PDFs. These pages show the file and some information about it. For example, File:Viang Xai, Laos - panoramio (3).jpg.
File talk A talk page for discussions about the file.
MediaWiki Each pages in this namespace stores a translatable message. If a page exists, its content overrides the translation in the source code and in translatewiki. This is a name "MediaWiki" and it must remain recognizable, so you must not translate the word "media", but you can adapt its spelling to your language.
MediaWiki talk A talk page for discussions about the message in the MediaWiki namespace.
Template A piece of text or code that can be embedded in other pages. Common examples of templates are infoboxes, citations, tags at the top of the article, etc. For example, Template:Citation needed and Template:Infobox writer are popular templates in the English Wikipedia.
Template talk A talk page for discussions about a template.
Help This is a namespace for help pages, which explain the users how to use the website. For example, the page Help:Table in the English Wikipedia explain how to edit tables.
Help talk A talk page about help pages.
Category These are pages that describe a category that includes other pages. For example, the Wikipedia articles about Leymah Gbowee, Andrei Sakharov, and Alva Myrdal all belong to the "Nobel Peace Prize laureates" category in the English Wikipedia, and are automatically listed on that category's page: Category:Nobel Peace Prize laureates.
Category talk A talk page about category pages.

The following namespaces are used in extensions that are installed on many wikis, and should be translated as well:

Extensions namespaces
Namespace name Description
Module Modules are pieces of code that can be embedded into pages. They are similar to templates, but they are written in a programming language and not in wiki syntax. This namespace requires the Scribunto extension to be installed.
Module talk A talk page about a module.
Gadget Gadgets are pieces of JavaScript code that can be written on a wiki site by the site's editors to enhance the site's functionality. They are stored as wiki pages. This namespace requires the Gadgets extension to be installed.
Gadget talk A talk page about a gadget.
Gadget definition The gadget definition space is used for configuration metadata about a gadget. This namespace requires the Gadgets extension to be installed.
Gadget definition talk A talk page about a gadget definition.
Page In Wikisource sites, the page namespace shows a single page from a file that represents a book, such as PDF or DjVu, and allows people to transcribe it to a digital text.
Page talk A talk page about a page.
Index In Wikisource sites, the Index namespace describes a file that represents a book, such as PDF or DjVu, and maps between page numbers and different parts of the book.
Index talk A talk page about an index.

AdvancedTranslate

Before 2015, it was possible to translate names of namespaces and special pages in translatewiki on the page Special:AdvancedTranslate. Unfortunately, it had to be disabled for technical reasons. See gerrit:211677.

While the page is disabled, you can get these translated by using one of the following options:

In some rare cases where an extension doesn't support translation of namespaces, translation needs to be done with a local configuration setting for each wiki instead. See #Namespace name aliases. The developers will tell you if this is the case, answering your request.

Namespace name aliases

As of 2015, AdvancedTranslate is disabled.

Since namespace name aliases cannot be localised via translatewiki.net's Special:AdvancedTranslate because of their highly technical nature, you must make a request at support. Please list pairs of alias names, and their corresponding English namespace names. As a rule of thumb, whenever you alter namespace names via Special:AdvancedTranslate, and there is a wiki using the affected language as its default language, do report it!

Sitename/project namespace on Wikimedia wikis

If the sitename at your project is not localized, you should contact the other contributors at your project and find consensus about translation, then open a request at Phabricator; see m:Requesting wiki configuration changes.

Other technical issues

On MediaWiki, much more can be localised: see mw:Localisation#What can be localised.

Exports

Languages with translation completion less than 0% are not committed to version control. If the project consists of multiple message groups, the limit is applied to each group separately.

Wikimedia Gerrit
Translation updates are exported to version control every day
GitHub
Translation updates are exported to version control every Monday and Thursday. (Export threshold is 25 %)

Activity


Translation statistics

The numbers shown below are cached and may not show the latest status. See this stats page for always up-to-date statistics.

Language Messages Untranslated Completion Reviewed Outdated
aae: Arbëresh 48,035 46,778 2% 0% 1%
abs: Ambonese Malay 48,035 47,039 2% 0% 1%
ace: Achinese 48,038 45,565 5% 7% 1%
acm: Iraqi Arabic 48,036 44,468 7% 3% 1%
ady-cyrl: Adyghe (Cyrillic script) 48,035 46,261 3% 89% 1%
aeb-arab: Tunisian Arabic (Arabic script) 48,035 46,911 2% 0% 1%
af: Afrikaans 48,069 38,852 19% 9% 2%
aln: Gheg Albanian 48,050 45,674 4% 0% 2%
alt: Southern Altai 48,039 42,540 11% 88% 1%
am: Amharic 47,920 45,702 4% 4% 1%
ami: Amis 48,036 46,453 3% 0% 1%
an: Aragonese 48,082 43,566 9% 0% 2%
ang: Old English 48,036 45,941 4% 0% 1%
ann: Obolo 48,035 46,509 3% 0% 1%
anp: Angika 47,929 45,015 6% 69% 1%
apc: Levantine Arabic 48,034 46,916 2% 2% 1%
ar: Arabic 48,597 5,882 87% 69% 2%
arc: Aramaic 48,036 45,318 5% 1% 1%
arn: Mapuche 48,048 46,199 3% 0% 1%
arq: Algerian Arabic 48,036 45,957 4% 3% 1%
ary: Moroccan Arabic 48,052 44,980 6% 24% 1%
arz: Egyptian Arabic 48,158 41,528 13% 51% 1%
as: Assamese 48,116 39,331 18% 23% 2%
ast: Asturian 48,160 22,825 52% 4% 2%
atj: Atikamekw 48,035 46,581 3% 6% 1%
av: Avaric 48,049 46,495 3% 8% 1%
avk: Kotava 48,035 45,503 5% 20% 1%
awa: Awadhi 48,127 42,176 12% 28% 1%
az: Azerbaijani 48,043 35,722 25% 11% 1%
azb: South Azerbaijani 47,930 41,732 12% 21% 2%
ba: Bashkir 47,955 33,904 29% 46% 1%
ban: Balinese 48,172 37,890 21% 20% 1%
bar: Bavarian 48,039 45,859 4% 1% 1%
bbc-latn: Batak Toba (Latin script) 48,036 46,484 3% 0% 1%
bcc: Southern Balochi 48,139 44,188 8% 0% 1%
bci: Baoulé 48,059 45,239 5% 0% 1%
bcl: Central Bikol 48,059 40,892 14% 6% 1%
bdr: West Coast Bajau 47,918 46,814 2% 0% 1%
be: Belarusian 48,078 31,781 33% 9% 1%
be-tarask: Belarusian (Taraškievica orthography) 48,144 28,672 40% 8% 1%
bew: Betawi 48,038 37,910 21% 0% 1%
bg: Bulgarian 48,093 29,493 38% 81% 1%
bgc: Haryanvi 48,035 46,886 2% 0% 1%
bgn: Western Balochi 48,055 44,298 7% 0% 1%
bho: Bhojpuri 48,040 44,927 6% 10% 1%
bjn: Banjar 48,041 43,412 9% 2% 1%
blk: Pa'O 48,052 41,650 13% 39% 1%
bn: Bangla 48,377 24,674 48% 11% 1%
bo: Tibetan 48,035 46,754 2% 7% 1%
bpy: Bishnupriya 48,036 46,306 3% 0% 1%
bqi: Bakhtiari 48,070 44,474 7% 0% 1%
br: Breton 48,162 29,403 38% 0% 1%
bs: Bosnian 48,178 34,252 28% 10% 2%
btm: Batak Mandailing 48,035 46,578 3% 69% 1%
bto: Iriga Bicolano 48,037 46,663 2% 0% 1%
bxr: Russia Buriat 48,035 43,220 10% 69% 1%
ca: Catalan 48,148 28,528 40% 11% 1%
cdo: Mindong 48,049 45,783 4% 37% 1%
ce: Chechen 48,157 31,684 34% 0% 2%
ceb: Cebuano 48,035 46,613 2% 0% 1%
chn: Chinook Jargon 47,928 46,695 2% 0% 0%
ckb: Central Kurdish 48,138 38,240 20% 6% 1%
co: Corsican 48,035 46,576 3% 2% 1%
cpx-hans: Pu-Xian Min (Simplified Han script) 48,035 46,952 2% 0% 1%
cpx-hant: Pu-Xian Min (Traditional Han script) 47,918 46,797 2% 0% 0%
crh-cyrl: Crimean Tatar (Cyrillic script) 48,046 46,380 3% 0% 1%
crh-latn: Crimean Tatar (Latin script) 48,046 45,325 5% 0% 1%
crh-ro: Dobrujan Tatar 48,034 46,454 3% 0% 0%
cs: Czech 48,273 25,843 46% 31% 2%
csb: Kashubian 48,037 45,896 4% 8% 1%
cu: Church Slavic 48,041 46,025 4% 2% 1%
cv: Chuvash 48,057 41,903 12% 84% 1%
cy: Welsh 48,075 34,604 28% 9% 1%
da: Danish 48,118 31,401 34% 24% 2%
dag: Dagbani 48,043 42,397 11% 23% 1%
de: German 48,356 3,685 92% 23% 1%
de-formal: German (formal address) 47,919 46,065 3% 5% 1%
dga: Dagaare 48,036 43,962 8% 50% 1%
din: Dinka 48,035 47,019 2% 0% 1%
diq: Zazaki 48,251 33,278 31% 27% 1%
dsb: Lower Sorbian 47,956 38,449 19% 0% 3%
dtp: Central Dusun 48,035 46,019 4% 20% 1%
dty: Doteli 48,043 45,598 5% 3% 1%
ee: Ewe 48,035 46,736 2% 0% 1%
efi: Efik 48,035 46,808 2% 0% 0%
egl: Emilian 48,037 46,058 4% 0% 1%
el: Greek 48,136 24,050 50% 16% 2%
en: English 49,213 0 100% 0% 0%
en-gb: British English 48,036 47,072 2% 52% 1%
eo: Esperanto 48,229 29,181 39% 8% 2%
es: Spanish 48,303 9,245 80% 25% 2%
et: Estonian 48,168 29,779 38% 11% 1%
eu: Basque 48,122 33,833 29% 68% 1%
ext: Extremaduran 48,051 45,967 4% 0% 1%
fa: Persian 48,340 17,817 63% 14% 2%
fat: Fanti 48,035 46,259 3% 22% 1%
ff: Fula 48,036 46,811 2% 0% 1%
fi: Finnish 48,166 21,658 55% 16% 1%
fit: Tornedalen Finnish 48,051 44,977 6% 0% 1%
fo: Faroese 48,043 43,653 9% 5% 2%
fon: Fon 48,035 46,661 2% 0% 1%
fr: French 49,064 1,306 97% 57% 1%
frc: Cajun French 48,037 46,709 2% 9% 1%
frp: Arpitan 48,163 38,154 20% 0% 3%
frr: Northern Frisian 47,926 42,818 10% 0% 1%
fur: Friulian 48,039 45,374 5% 1% 1%
fy: Western Frisian 48,010 40,263 16% 8% 1%
ga: Irish 48,051 45,469 5% 1% 1%
gaa: Ga 48,035 47,003 2% 6% 1%
gan-hans: Gan (Simplified Han script) 48,043 46,364 3% 0% 1%
gan-hant: Gan (Traditional Han script) 48,043 45,949 4% 0% 1%
gcf: Guadeloupean Creole 48,035 46,077 4% 22% 1%
gcr: Guianan Creole 47,921 46,060 3% 0% 1%
gd: Scottish Gaelic 48,159 43,256 10% 0% 1%
gl: Galician 48,317 16,579 65% 10% 1%
gld: Nanai 48,035 46,746 2% 2% 1%
glk: Gilaki 48,035 46,760 2% 0% 1%
gn: Guarani 48,035 46,217 3% 0% 1%
gom-deva: Goan Konkani (Devanagari script) 48,039 45,933 4% 24% 1%
gom-latn: Goan Konkani (Latin script) 47,925 44,542 7% 4% 1%
gor: Gorontalo 47,920 45,532 4% 0% 1%
got: Gothic 48,037 46,662 2% 0% 1%
gpe: Ghanaian Pidgin 48,035 46,197 3% 0% 1%
grc: Ancient Greek 48,041 44,514 7% 23% 1%
gsw: Alemannic 48,065 38,911 19% 0% 3%
gu: Gujarati 48,057 40,285 16% 9% 2%
guc: Wayuu 48,035 46,507 3% 13% 1%
gur: Frafra 48,027 42,193 12% 27% 1%
guw: Gun 48,036 43,491 9% 10% 1%
gv: Manx 48,036 46,533 3% 0% 1%
ha: Hausa 48,046 44,989 6% 14% 1%
hak: Hakka Chinese 48,056 46,230 3% 0% 1%
haw: Hawaiian 47,922 46,242 3% 0% 1%
he: Hebrew 48,195 296 99% 10% 1%
hi: Hindi 48,231 30,013 37% 12% 2%
hif-latn: Fiji Hindi (Latin script) 48,037 43,889 8% 0% 1%
hil: Hiligaynon 47,919 45,843 4% 1% 1%
hno: Northern Hindko 48,056 47,047 2% 0% 1%
hr: Croatian 48,220 31,144 35% 16% 2%
hrx: Hunsrik 48,035 43,808 8% 1% 1%
hsb: Upper Sorbian 48,113 34,048 29% 4% 3%
hsn: Xiang Chinese 48,037 46,788 2% 0% 1%
ht: Haitian Creole 48,035 44,738 6% 0% 1%
hu: Hungarian 48,134 24,212 49% 16% 2%
hy: Armenian 48,098 39,844 17% 15% 1%
hyw: Western Armenian 48,058 45,191 5% 1% 1%
ia: Interlingua 48,227 1,005 97% 3% 1%
ibb: Ibibio 48,034 46,804 2% 0% 0%
id: Indonesian 48,314 23,018 52% 8% 1%
ie: Interlingue 48,040 44,985 6% 7% 1%
ig: Igbo 47,925 44,107 7% 1% 1%
igl: Igala 48,034 46,422 3% 0% 1%
ilo: Iloko 48,060 38,677 19% 0% 2%
inh: Ingush 48,044 42,039 12% 28% 1%
io: Ido 48,067 38,479 19% 0% 1%
is: Icelandic 48,399 36,384 24% 1% 1%
it: Italian 48,211 16,240 66% 9% 1%
ja: Japanese 48,515 15,033 69% 14% 1%
jam: Jamaican Creole English 48,035 46,647 2% 0% 1%
jbo: Lojban 48,039 47,067 2% 3% 1%
jut: Jutish 48,036 46,499 3% 0% 1%
jv: Javanese 48,100 37,382 22% 2% 2%
ka: Georgian 48,216 34,099 29% 19% 2%
kaa: Kara-Kalpak 48,062 42,973 10% 7% 1%
kab: Kabyle 48,045 43,053 10% 1% 1%
kai: Karekare 48,035 46,730 2% 0% 1%
kbd-cyrl: Kabardian (Cyrillic script) 47,918 46,424 3% 0% 1%
kcg: Tyap 48,049 43,477 9% 0% 1%
kea: Kabuverdianu 48,035 46,688 2% 10% 1%
kge: Komering 47,918 45,294 5% 1% 1%
khw: Khowar 48,045 45,986 4% 0% 1%
kiu: Kirmanjki 48,046 46,391 3% 0% 1%
kjh: Khakas 48,040 43,194 10% 3% 1%
kjp: Eastern Pwo 48,043 45,739 4% 11% 1%
kk-arab: Kazakh (Arabic script) 48,099 46,265 3% 0% 2%
kk-cyrl: Kazakh (Cyrillic script) 48,155 38,209 20% 14% 2%
kk-latn: Kazakh (Latin script) 48,096 46,266 3% 0% 2%
km: Khmer 47,945 39,467 17% 1% 1%
kn: Kannada 47,927 42,266 11% 24% 1%
ko: Korean 48,312 14,475 70% 12% 2%
ko-kp: Korean (North Korea) 48,041 45,219 5% 4% 1%
koi: Komi-Permyak 48,035 42,882 10% 1% 1%
kr: Kanuri 48,035 46,780 2% 0% 1%
krc: Karachay-Balkar 48,118 41,033 14% 0% 1%
krl: Karelian 48,035 46,622 2% 88% 1%
ks-arab: Kashmiri (Arabic script) 48,078 44,480 7% 53% 1%
ksh: Colognian 48,246 31,530 34% 0% 4%
ksw: S'gaw Karen 48,039 46,661 2% 82% 1%
ku-latn: Kurdish (Latin script) 48,095 41,083 14% 22% 1%
kum: Kumyk 48,035 46,571 3% 12% 1%
kus: Kʋsaal 48,035 43,901 8% 0% 1%
kv: Komi 48,035 43,206 10% 0% 1%
kw: Cornish 48,040 45,719 4% 0% 1%
ky: Kyrgyz 48,084 42,554 11% 13% 1%
la: Latin 48,064 45,197 5% 2% 1%
lad: Ladino 47,938 46,036 3% 0% 1%
lb: Luxembourgish 48,144 23,731 50% 7% 2%
lbe: Lak 48,037 46,882 2% 0% 1%
lez: Lezghian 47,920 46,179 3% 9% 1%
lfn: Lingua Franca Nova 48,055 43,255 9% 3% 1%
lg: Ganda 48,039 46,896 2% 0% 1%
li: Limburgish 48,060 39,354 18% 2% 2%
lij: Ligurian 48,080 35,708 25% 3% 2%
lki: Laki 48,065 41,337 13% 0% 2%
lld: Ladin 47,918 45,783 4% 22% 1%
lmo: Lombard 47,940 36,879 23% 2% 1%
lo: Lao 48,040 46,389 3% 14% 1%
lrc: Northern Luri 47,977 42,797 10% 0% 2%
lt: Lithuanian 48,169 17,761 63% 10% 2%
lus: Mizo 48,043 45,187 5% 0% 1%
luz: Southern Luri 48,037 46,330 3% 39% 1%
lv: Latvian 48,076 35,947 25% 11% 2%
lzh: Literary Chinese 48,079 45,016 6% 16% 1%
lzz: Laz 48,035 46,679 2% 0% 1%
mad: Madurese 48,039 46,555 3% 11% 1%
mag: Magahi 48,036 43,806 8% 0% 1%
mai: Maithili 48,067 42,237 12% 4% 1%
map-bms: Basa Banyumasan 48,044 45,620 5% 4% 1%
mdf: Moksha 48,032 42,669 11% 7% 1%
mg: Malagasy 48,038 42,962 10% 0% 1%
mhr: Eastern Mari 48,039 42,148 12% 74% 1%
min: Minangkabau 48,083 42,983 10% 19% 1%
mk: Macedonian 48,620 6,080 87% 9% 1%
ml: Malayalam 48,238 34,624 28% 6% 2%
mn: Mongolian 48,048 44,529 7% 0% 1%
mnc: Manchu 48,036 46,831 2% 39% 1%
mnc-mong: Manchu (Mongolian script) 48,036 46,899 2% 0% 1%
mni: Manipuri 47,934 45,079 5% 11% 1%
mnw: Mon 48,042 44,812 6% 0% 1%
mo: Moldovan 47,919 46,945 2% 6% 1%
mos: Mossi 48,037 41,275 14% 0% 1%
mr: Marathi 48,101 36,507 24% 41% 3%
mrh: Mara 48,037 45,360 5% 69% 1%
ms: Malay 48,167 32,827 31% 5% 2%
ms-arab: Malay (Jawi script) 48,047 45,850 4% 0% 1%
mt: Maltese 48,084 40,042 16% 5% 2%
mui: Musi 47,919 46,902 2% 0% 1%
mwl: Mirandese 48,053 45,243 5% 0% 1%
my: Burmese 48,070 36,378 24% 29% 1%
myv: Erzya 48,044 42,132 12% 30% 1%
mzn: Mazanderani 48,043 46,286 3% 0% 1%
nah: Nāhuatl 48,036 45,755 4% 0% 1%
nan: Minnan 48,052 46,113 4% 10% 1%
nap: Neapolitan 48,057 38,392 20% 2% 2%
nb: Norwegian Bokmål 48,341 4,809 90% 13% 1%
nds: Low German 48,047 43,725 8% 0% 2%
nds-nl: Low Saxon 48,058 42,248 12% 0% 1%
ne: Nepali 48,244 37,146 23% 3% 2%
nia: Nias 47,920 45,976 4% 7% 1%
nit: కొలామి 48,035 46,864 2% 22% 0%
nl: Dutch 48,188 3,804 92% 21% 1%
nl-informal: Dutch (informal address) 48,036 46,893 2% 12% 1%
nmz: Nawdm 48,036 46,840 2% 7% 1%
nn: Norwegian Nynorsk 47,985 35,621 25% 1% 3%
nod: Northern Thai 48,036 46,815 2% 0% 1%
nog: Nogai 48,035 46,823 2% 4% 1%
nqo: N’Ko 48,052 39,223 18% 2% 1%
nso: Northern Sotho 47,919 46,618 2% 0% 1%
nyn: Nyankole 48,035 46,740 2% 0% 1%
nyo: Nyoro 47,928 46,644 2% 0% 0%
nys: Nyungar 48,035 46,856 2% 24% 1%
oc: Occitan 48,092 34,643 27% 13% 2%
ojb: Northwestern Ojibwa 48,036 46,573 3% 0% 1%
olo: Livvi-Karelian 48,039 42,282 11% 31% 1%
om: Oromo 48,036 46,161 3% 91% 1%
or: Odia 47,943 40,725 15% 40% 2%
os: Ossetic 48,046 45,510 5% 1% 1%
pa: Punjabi 48,043 42,753 11% 18% 1%
pam: Pampanga 48,038 46,081 4% 0% 1%
pap: Papiamento 47,918 46,391 3% 66% 1%
pcd: Picard 48,037 46,627 2% 0% 1%
pcm: Nigerian Pidgin 48,035 46,762 2% 0% 1%
pdc: Pennsylvania German 48,037 46,534 3% 0% 1%
pfl: Palatine German 48,035 45,398 5% 1% 1%
piu: Pintupi-Luritja 48,037 46,999 2% 0% 0%
pl: Polish 48,289 14,765 69% 13% 1%
pms: Piedmontese 48,096 34,846 27% 0% 3%
pnb: Western Punjabi 48,114 40,764 15% 1% 1%
pnt: Pontic 47,918 46,753 2% 0% 1%
prg: Prussian 48,035 45,573 5% 0% 1%
ps: Pashto 48,141 39,678 17% 3% 2%
pt: Portuguese 48,237 2,699 94% 14% 1%
pt-br: Brazilian Portuguese 48,555 6,404 86% 31% 2%
pwn: Paiwan 47,919 46,478 3% 0% 1%
qqq: Message documentation 49,211 760 98% 3% 0%
qu: Quechua 47,937 42,919 10% 0% 2%
rki: Arakanese 48,035 46,141 3% 93% 1%
rm: Romansh 48,040 44,981 6% 0% 2%
rmc: Carpathian Romani 47,918 46,455 3% 8% 1%
rn: Rundi 48,035 46,522 3% 0% 1%
ro: Romanian 48,148 30,741 36% 6% 1%
roa-tara: Tarantino 48,356 22,056 54% 27% 1%
rsk: Pannonian Rusyn 48,038 43,962 8% 0% 1%
ru: Russian 48,417 11,695 75% 28% 1%
rue: Rusyn 47,929 41,299 13% 1% 2%
rut: Rutul 48,035 46,805 2% 0% 0%
rw: Kinyarwanda 47,918 46,570 2% 0% 1%
ryu: Okinawan 48,035 46,844 2% 3% 1%
sa: Sanskrit 48,046 42,163 12% 4% 2%
sah: Yakut 48,054 38,749 19% 47% 2%
sat: Santali 48,037 45,743 4% 75% 1%
sc: Sardinian 48,061 45,123 6% 4% 1%
scn: Sicilian 48,086 35,492 26% 2% 1%
sco: Scots 48,039 41,048 14% 7% 2%
sd: Sindhi 48,171 38,104 20% 12% 1%
sdc: Sassarese Sardinian 48,044 44,724 6% 13% 1%
sdh: Southern Kurdish 47,966 45,113 5% 0% 1%
se: Northern Sami 48,064 40,532 15% 25% 1%
ses: Koyraboro Senni 48,064 44,542 7% 0% 1%
sgs: Samogitian 48,037 45,530 5% 0% 1%
sh-latn: Serbo-Croatian (Latin script) 48,083 30,639 36% 0% 1%
shi: Tachelhit 48,040 46,076 4% 64% 1%
shn: Shan 47,920 43,420 9% 23% 1%
shy-latn: Shawiya (Latin script) 48,035 46,075 4% 0% 1%
si: Sinhala 48,048 38,818 19% 3% 3%
sjd: Kildin Sami 48,049 46,270 3% 0% 1%
sje: Pite Sami 48,039 45,585 5% 1% 1%
sk: Slovak 48,101 34,759 27% 8% 2%
skr-arab: Saraiki (Arabic script) 48,077 39,531 17% 0% 1%
sl: Slovenian 48,728 4,064 91% 4% 1%
sli: Lower Silesian 48,035 45,731 4% 0% 1%
smn: Inari Sami 48,054 42,162 12% 9% 1%
sms: Skolt Sami 48,087 41,194 14% 0% 1%
sn: Shona 48,034 45,682 4% 3% 1%
so: Somali 48,035 46,022 4% 0% 1%
sq: Albanian 48,059 38,784 19% 9% 1%
sr-ec: Serbian (Cyrillic script) 48,397 23,024 52% 22% 1%
sr-el: Serbian (Latin script) 48,434 25,969 46% 1% 2%
sro: Campidanese Sardinian 47,918 46,543 2% 0% 1%
stq: Saterland Frisian 48,047 44,307 7% 0% 2%
sty: Siberian Tatar 48,035 46,637 2% 83% 1%
su: Sundanese 48,044 42,346 11% 12% 1%
sv: Swedish 48,284 10,842 77% 30% 2%
sw: Swahili 48,049 42,686 11% 9% 2%
syl: Sylheti 48,038 45,699 4% 48% 1%
szl: Silesian 47,920 44,890 6% 14% 1%
szy: Sakizaya 48,057 40,941 14% 0% 2%
ta: Tamil 48,065 38,285 20% 5% 2%
tay: Tayal 48,037 44,437 7% 96% 1%
tcy: Tulu 48,043 44,001 8% 34% 1%
tdd: Tai Nuea 48,036 45,604 5% 0% 1%
te: Telugu 48,248 31,953 33% 12% 2%
tet: Tetum 48,037 46,895 2% 0% 1%
tg-cyrl: Tajik (Cyrillic script) 48,087 42,644 11% 5% 2%
tg-latn: Tajik (Latin script) 47,933 45,317 5% 0% 2%
th: Thai 48,192 30,040 37% 17% 1%
ti: Tigrinya 48,074 44,391 7% 0% 1%
tk: Turkmen 48,039 40,197 16% 0% 2%
tl: Tagalog 48,343 36,227 25% 3% 4%
tly: Talysh 48,048 42,968 10% 0% 1%
to: Tongan 48,037 47,017 2% 0% 1%
tok: Toki Pona 47,926 46,691 2% 0% 1%
tr: Turkish 48,291 4,447 90% 69% 2%
trv: Taroko 48,037 46,288 3% 63% 1%
tt-cyrl: Tatar (Cyrillic script) 48,121 39,320 18% 20% 1%
tt-latn: Tatar (Latin script) 48,051 46,232 3% 0% 1%
ttj: Tooro 47,928 46,621 2% 0% 0%
tum: Tumbuka 48,035 46,466 3% 0% 1%
tw: Twi 48,042 45,312 5% 3% 1%
tyv: Tuvinian 48,043 42,736 11% 30% 1%
tzm: Central Atlas Tamazight 47,938 46,808 2% 7% 1%
udm: Udmurt 48,039 42,513 11% 11% 1%
ug-arab: Uyghur (Arabic script) 48,102 42,622 11% 1% 2%
uk: Ukrainian 48,823 5,896 87% 57% 1%
ur: Urdu 48,147 36,127 24% 4% 2%
uz: Uzbek 48,091 41,600 13% 2% 1%
vec: Venetian 48,143 39,653 17% 0% 2%
vep: Veps 47,958 41,479 13% 4% 1%
vi: Vietnamese 48,454 24,258 49% 14% 2%
vmw: Makhuwa 48,035 46,773 2% 2% 1%
vo: Volapük 47,922 44,322 7% 1% 2%
vro: Võro 48,045 45,535 5% 11% 1%
wa: Walloon 48,046 44,667 7% 14% 1%
wal: Wolaytta 48,035 45,422 5% 8% 1%
war: Waray 48,043 44,580 7% 0% 1%
wls: Wallisian 48,040 46,128 3% 0% 1%
wo: Wolof 48,048 46,108 4% 0% 1%
wuu-hans: Wu (Simplified Han script) 48,048 45,329 5% 0% 1%
wuu-hant: Wu (Traditional Han script) 48,040 45,718 4% 13% 1%
xal: Kalmyk 48,030 41,816 12% 2% 1%
xmf: Mingrelian 48,198 39,888 17% 4% 1%
xsy: Saisiyat 48,036 46,609 2% 0% 1%
yi: Yiddish 48,129 38,220 20% 3% 1%
yo: Yoruba 48,036 42,959 10% 6% 1%
yrl: Nheengatu 48,048 45,629 5% 8% 1%
yue-hant: Cantonese (Traditional Han script) 48,115 39,786 17% 0% 2%
zea: Zeelandic 48,035 46,974 2% 0% 1%
zgh: Standard Moroccan Tamazight 48,039 45,310 5% 19% 1%
zh-hans: Simplified Chinese 48,490 6,102 87% 28% 1%
zh-hant: Traditional Chinese 48,295 3,544 92% 7% 1%
All 390 languages together 18,751,938 15,656,530 16% 16% 1%

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