Wiktionary talk:Milestones

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  • All the redirects I've added lately helped push the total number of pages over 80,000 recently... Special:Statistics. Yay. --Connel MacKenzie 21:12, 4 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • The redirect conflicted became entry 90,000. --Connel MacKenzie 07:33, 14 May 2005 (UTC)
  • When we were at 99,792 entries, Brion Vibber ran the conversion script to mitigate the capitalization issue. This added 65,878 pages:
    • Entry 100,000: Brion Vibber.
    • Entry 110,000: Brion Vibber.
    • Entry 120,000: Brion Vibber.
    • Entry 130,000: Brion Vibber.
    • Entry 140,000: Brion Vibber.
    • Entry 150,000: Brion Vibber.
    • Entry 160,000: Brion Vibber. --Connel MacKenzie 1 July 2005 03:21 (UTC)
      • Wow! that makes us the third largest project. :-) Eclecticology July 1, 2005 04:55 (UTC)
  • Entry 179,000: debutante User:
Passed 2,500,000 entries recently :) Equinox 23:06, 7 September 2011 (UTC)


We've had the situation before, where a milestone was "passed" multiple times. The decision has always been to keep the first of them. The 150,000 milestone is a temporary thing, until the rules are changed back anyhow. Right now, the "statistics" (besides being a meaningless measure of pretty much anything) are wildly undercounting entries, including the batch of a few thousand that are now undercounted for technical reasons. --Connel MacKenzie T C 15:35, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

Am I the only one to have noticed that our 1,000,000th entry is quite aptly good job? that's a spooky but hilarious coincidence. :) L☺g☺maniac chat? 20:22, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

2.5 mil[edit]

‎I calculate désavouassions by SemperBlottoBot. My well underway just missed it. --Neil Oxley 11:09, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

  • Well, we don't like to give it to bots. But, then again, we don't like to give it to Wonderfool in trolling mode either. SemperBlotto 12:50, 9 June 2011 (UTC)
    Bots have been awarded with milestones more than once before... --Daniel 16:38, 9 June 2011 (UTC)


I was going to stack up a load of edits to get this. But stupid work made me take a trip to the Midlands. Equinox 20:24, 24 May 2012 (UTC)

Oh please, you already have a place on the list. I need to get my first one, and break SB's record in the process... a tall order, but we'll get there. Just probably not by me. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 07:19, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

yall have to let me peacefully make 5th million entry or I ll use dirty ways... Mark my words. --Dixtosa (talk) 19:58, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

We have words from one-third of all languages[edit]

As of 2016-02-24, en.Wiktionary has codes for 7831 languages, including one attested proto-language (Proto-Norse), 138 unattested proto-languages, and 32 constructed languages (of which 13 have exceptional codes); thus, we have codes for 7661 attested natural languages (including Proto-Norse), which is actually higher than most estimates of how many languages there are in the world. As of 2016-02-03, en.Wiktionary had at least one entry in 1676 languages (21% of the languages that have codes), including Proto-Norse and 69 unattested proto-languages and a number of constructed languages. Some of the 79% of languages that have codes but no entries probably have translations (especially in [[water]] and other big entries). - -sche (discuss) 01:04, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

I'm interested about the bit regarding counting how many languages there are. Ethnologue estimates there are about 7100 languages around currently; we add attested extinct languages to that number, in which case that might be a reasonable way to explain the discrepancy. Our doublets and macrolanguages are probably counteracted by extremely obscure languages not yet given ISO codes that we haven't found need exceptional codes yet. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 05:11, 2 March 2016 (UTC)
I generally see figures of "up to 7,000" quoted for how many languages are spoken in the world. Ethnologue includes more dialects as separate languages than we do (they seem tempted to split everything except the languages they speak), though we split some things they don't. I do find it amusing that they would estimate 7100 languages, but include several hundred more codes than that. - -sche (discuss) 06:27, 2 March 2016 (UTC)
As of 2016-04-05, we had at least one entry in 2336 languages, which means we have entries in 29.8% of the languages we had codes for as of 2016-02-24 (I don't feel like checking how many codes we've added since then; it's unlikely to be more than a dozen). If we use Ethnologue's estimate that there are 7100 languages spoken in the world and especially if we use the slightly lower estimate I see in literature, of 7000, we have entries in almost exactly one-third of the world's languages. - -sche (discuss) 19:54, 15 April 2016 (UTC)
Does their 7100 include long-dead languages? — Ungoliant (falai) 20:53, 15 April 2016 (UTC)
I think that figure is of languages still spoken today. They include far more than 7100 codes! - -sche (discuss) 21:32, 15 April 2016 (UTC)
As of now, with the addition of Tataviam, we include codes for 7900 languages; about 120 language codes are suggested for addition at RFM, which will bring the total over 8000 (including codes for artificial languages that are limited to appendices and codes for proto-languages). We currently have codes for 144 unattested proto-languages and 1 attested one (Proto-Norse). We still have 13 exceptionally-coded artificial languages, and I doubt any ISO-coded ones have been added since my last post, which would mean we have 19 ISO-coded ones for a total of 32. That means that of the 7900 codes we currently include, 7724 are for attested natural languages (including the attested Proto-Norse language). As of the last database dump, we included 7854 codes and 2535 (32.3%) had entries; taking into account that we have added 42 codes with words and 4 without words since then, we currently have entries in 2577 of our 7900 codes, or 32.6%. - -sche (discuss) 07:46, 11 July 2016 (UTC)