HOW MANY PEOPLE SPEAK ESPERANTO?
OR: ESPERANTO ON THE WEB
Amri WandelHebrew University of Jerusalem
|INDECS 13(2), 318-321, 2015
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Received: 28 April 2014.
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.
Esperanto, Esperanto speech community, Internet, social networks
JEL: L86, O35