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Extinct: no
Family: Other
Branch: Artificial Language
Continent: Europe
Country: France
 
Region: Speakers in about 115 countries, used most widely in central and eastern Europe, China and other countries in eastern Asia, certain areas of South America, and southwest Asia.
Countries Where Spoken: na
Countries Where Official: na
   
Native Speakers: 2,000,000
Speakers Total: 2,000,000
  
Phrasebase members who speak Esperanto at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Esperanto at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Esperanto: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Esperanto: 0
  
Three Letter Code: EPO
Alternative Names: La Lingvo Internacia
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Summary: Was developed from 1872 to 1885 by L. L. Zamenhof of Warsaw, Poland, for intercommunication by first-language speakers of other languages. SVO; prepositions; genitives, relatives after noun heads; articles, adjectives, numerals before noun heads; question word initial; accusative "-n", dative "-al"; affixes mark tense; passive with "esti" passive participle; causative "-ig"; comparative word; nontonal.
 

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