How Many People Speak Esperanto? Esperanto on the Web

Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems. 2015;13(2):318-321 DOI 10.7906/indecs.13.2.9


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Journal Title: Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems

ISSN: 1334-4684 (Print); 1334-4676 (Online)

Publisher: Croatian Interdisciplinary Society

Society/Institution: Croatian Interdisciplinary Society

LCC Subject Category: Social Sciences: Social sciences (General)

Country of publisher: Croatia

Language of fulltext: English

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Amri Wandel (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 3 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

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.