Based on Erik's Indic Wiki stats, I did an analysis for reach of Indic
Wikis having at least 1000 views an hour and 1 Million population were taken
Page views per article per hour indicates the overall usefulness of
Page views per million speakers indicates the reach of Wiki and also
normalises the ranking by page view ( For example, Tamil has roughly 1/8th
of Hindi speaking population but has more than half its traffic)
The results can be seen at
Malayalam and Tamil Wikis are performing comparably and have a higher reach.
Hindi and Bengali which have a huge population seem to have lesser reach.
I hope Indic Wikimedia strategy will consider such analyses and focus to
have a better return on their efforts and not mislead by plain article count
and page views.
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