Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems (Apr 2015)

How Many People Speak Esperanto? Esperanto on the Web

  • Amri Wandel

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 13, no. 2
pp. 318 – 321


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We suggest an updated estimate of the number of Esperanto speakers worldwide, based on the number of people in Facebook who indicate that they speak the language. A simple calculation accompanied by reasonable refinements leads to a number of approximately two million Esperanto users within the internet community alone, probably significantly more worldwide.