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Joined: 07/01/2015 17:51:16
Messages: 2

I've just pulled all the geonames locations that have a corresponding Wikipedia link in alternateNamesV2, and mapped them by language, revealing somewhat surprising results:

An English bias was certainly expected, but I certainly didn't expect it to be in the order of 1000x more than French and Spanish. I wonder if anyone can offer any reasons why this may be the case?

Here are the article counts:

en 552,951
ru 10,319
de 1,355
es 421
fr 418
it 203
sv 192
uk 190
el 143
lt 139
nl 107
pt 66
ww 29
wi 25
no 24

Joined: 08/12/2005 07:39:47
Messages: 4174

We have only added the English wikipedia articles systematically.
The other languages are used only sporadically, for instance when no English article is available.

Best Regards


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