Number of English Words

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How many English words are there?


As of March 21, 2010, there are a total 1,033,661 words in the English language.  This is based on calculations from the Global Language Monitor, which uses a mathematical formula to back their assumption that ‘ËœEnglish gains a new word every 98 minutes’â„¢. The organization reached its count for 1 million English words on June 2009.

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