Ethnic population: No ethnic community.
Scattered internationally. Most widely in central and eastern Europe; east Asia: China and other countries; areas of South America; southwest Asia.
9 (Second language only).
SVO; prepositions; genitives, relatives after noun heads; articles, adjectives, numerals before noun heads; question word initial; definite article; case-marking (2 cases); passives; tense; comparative word; 21 consonant and 5 vowel phonemes; non-tonal; stress on penultimate syllable.
Latin script [Latn].
Non-indigenous. Developed 1872–1885 by L. L. Zamenhof of Warsaw, Poland, for intercommunication among L1 speakers of other languages.