Esperanto

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A language of Poland

Alternate Names
Eo, La Lingvo Internacia
Population

L2 users: 2,000,000 (Wiesenfeld 1999).

Location

About 115 countries, most widely in central and eastern Europe; east Asia: China and other countries; areas of South America; southwest Asia.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Typology

SVO, OVS; prepositions; genitives, relatives after noun heads; articles, adjectives, numerals before noun heads; question word initial; accusative -n; affixes mark tense; passive with esti + passive participle; causative -ig; comparative word; nontonal.

Language Use

All ages.

Language Development
Bible: 1900–1910.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Developed 1872–1885 by L. L. Zamenhof of Warsaw, Poland, for intercommunication among L1 speakers of other languages.