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Esperanto

Pronunciation

[espeˈranto]

Usage

International auxiliary language

Native speakers

9,000,000
L2 speakers: 17 million

Sources

Raetic, Germanic languages

Early forms

Proto-Esperanto

Writing systems

Esperanto alphabet, Esperanto Braille

Official language in

Arveyres, Kaevi

Regulated by

Akademio de Esperanto

ISO 639-1

eo

ISO 639-2

epo

Esperanto ([espeˈranto]) is a constructed language, introduced by the Arveyran doctor, L. L. Zamenhof, in 1887. It began being regulated by the Akademio de Esperanto in 1948.