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What Country Speaks Esperanto 2024

  • Estimates regarding the number of people who speak Esperanto vary greatly, from fewer than 1,000 to two million.
  • Speaker totals shown are derived from user-generated profiles in the online Esperanto Directory. As such, they are best viewed as minimum number of confirmed speakers rather than total number of speakers.
  • Unlike most languages, which evolve naturally and gradually in response to geographical and cultural changes, Esperanto was deliberately invented in 1887 to serve as a universal common language for all humankind. As such, Esperanto speakers are not concentrated in any particular culture or region.

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Country
Minimum # of Confirmed Speakers
Continent
Brazil454South America
United States411North America
France186Europe
Germany138Europe
Russia129AsiaEurope
Spain129Europe
United Kingdom99Europe
DR Congo83Africa
Mexico82North America
Poland79Europe
Iran74Asia
Canada60North America
Italy59Europe
Hungary59Europe
Belgium57Europe
Argentina53South America
Netherlands47Europe
Colombia37South America
Australia36Oceania
Ukraine30Europe
Venezuela30South America
Sweden30Europe
China28Asia
Japan27Asia
Tanzania22Africa
Turkey21Asia
Czech Republic21Europe
Switzerland17Europe
Indonesia16Asia
Philippines16Asia
Portugal15Europe
New Zealand15Oceania
Lithuania15Europe
Slovakia14Europe
India12Asia
Chile12South America
Senegal12Africa
Finland12Europe
Norway12Europe
Bulgaria11Europe
Costa Rica11North America
Peru10South America
Austria10Europe
Croatia10Europe
Vietnam9Asia
South Africa9Africa
South Korea9Asia
Taiwan9Asia
Romania9Europe
Kenya8Africa
Nepal8Asia
Cuba8North America
Greece7Europe
Serbia7Europe
Pakistan6Asia
Guatemala6North America
El Salvador6North America
Estonia6Europe
Madagascar5Africa
Kazakhstan5Asia
Uruguay5South America
Nigeria4Africa
Thailand4Asia
Benin4Africa
Bolivia4South America
Togo4Africa
Nicaragua4North America
Georgia4Asia
Slovenia4Europe
North Macedonia4Europe
Egypt3Africa
Malaysia3Asia
Dominican Republic3North America
Myanmar2Asia
Algeria2Africa
North Korea2Asia
Ecuador2South America
Honduras2North America
Paraguay2South America
Kyrgyzstan2Asia
Central African Republic2Africa
Panama2North America
Mongolia2Asia
Armenia2Asia
Iceland2Europe
Iraq1Asia
Morocco1Africa
Mozambique1Africa
Syria1Asia
Zambia1Africa
Somalia1Africa
Cambodia1Asia
Zimbabwe1Africa
Rwanda1Africa
Jordan1Asia
South Sudan1Africa
Tajikistan1Asia
Republic of the Congo1Africa
Oman1Asia
Moldova1Europe
Bosnia and Herzegovina1Europe
Montenegro1Europe
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