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This number is just the number of native-owned sentences compared with the number of all sentences.
This assumes that all native-owned sentences are good, which may not be the case, and all non-native owned sentences are not good, which also may not be true.
However, it's very likely true that a higher percentage of native-speaker owned sentences are good and that a higher percentage of non-native-speaker owned sentences are bad. This is one reason we ask members to contribute in their own native languages.
This is a little deceptive, since we have a number of constructed languages and dead languages, so perhaps this number should be about 10% higher.
Why Is a List of Native Speakers Important?
Knowing who the native speakers are will help you find trustworthy sentences that you can translate into your own native language.
Of course, native speakers sometimes make mistakes, too, but their mistakes are usually typing mistakes.
Non-native speakers aren't just more likely to make grammar and vocabulary mistakes, but also often create sentences that aren't the most natural way things would be said.
This is not an official list. This may not be accurate.
... if you want to let me know your native language so I can include you.
... if you know the native langauge of a member who is not listed here.
Who Is Included?
These are all the native speakers I know about, either from what was written in their profiles or what I've been told. I have used this information under the (perhaps false) assumption that Tatoeba Project members are honest.
I have listed a member's strongest language, which in some cases may not actually be their "native language." (It happens.)
I have limited this to one native language per member. I know that there are some members that perhaps grew up speaking more than one language, but even for those people, one language is usually stronger. For most people, it's the language in which they did their formal education, have read the most, written the most, watched the most TV, listened to the most radio, and had the most conversations.