Number of Words in the English Language

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How many words are there in the English language?


As of February 2, 2010, there are 1,033,322 words in the English language.  This is based on calculations from the Global Language Monitor, which uses a mathematical formula to back their estimation that ‘ËœEnglish gains a new word every 98 minutes’â„¢. The organization reached its count for 1 million English words in June 2009.

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