Waris Dirie

1965 - Today

Waris Dirie

Waris Dirie (Somali: Waris Diiriye) (born 1965) is a Somali model, author, actress and human rights activist in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). From 1997 to 2003, she served as a UN special ambassador against female genital cutting. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Waris Dirie has received more than 762,754 page views. Her biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 943rd most popular writer.

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  • 760k

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  • 60.45

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 37

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.65

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.12

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Waris Dirie ranks 941 out of 4,883Before her are Vasily Zhukovsky, John Dryden, Mercè Rodoreda, Cesare Pavese, Bernhard Schlink, and Jacques Clément. After her are Antonio Tabucchi, Ernest Thompson Seton, Eleanor H. Porter, André Bazin, Gaius Valerius Flaccus, and Stesichorus.

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Among people born in 1965, Waris Dirie ranks 12Before her are Gheorghe Hagi, Petro Poroshenko, Mads Mikkelsen, Shah Rukh Khan, Charlie Sheen, and Björk. After her are Brandon Lee, Dr. Dre, Sarah Jessica Parker, Slash, Laurent Blanc, and Ben Stiller.

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In Somalia

Among people born in Somalia, Waris Dirie ranks 1 out of 30After her are Mohamed Farrah Aidid (1934), Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed (1934), Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi (1506), Hassan Gouled Aptidon (1916), Aden Adde (1908), Iman (1955), Ali Mahdi Muhammad (1939), Abdirashid Shermarke (1919), Mohammed Abdullah Hassan (1856), Hassan Sheikh Mohamud (1955), and Sharif Sheikh Ahmed (1964).

Among WRITERS In Somalia

Among writers born in Somalia, Waris Dirie ranks 1After her are Mohammed Abdullah Hassan (1856) and Nuruddin Farah (1945).