Number of Esperanto Speakers

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How many Esperanto speakers are there?

About 2 million.

There are about 2 million speakers of Esperanto in around 115 countries worldwide. This is according to the 16th edition of the World Ethnologue published in 2009 and edited by Paul Lewis. Esperanto is a synthetic language constructed by Polish physician Lazar Ludwik Zamenhof in 1887.

 

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