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From: Toby A Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 20 May 2009 08:47:47 +0100
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Cc: Sherman Monroe <sdmonroe@gmail.com>, Linked Data community <public-lod@w3.org>, semantic-web@w3.org
To: David Huynh <dfhuynh@alum.mit.edu>
On 20 May 2009, at 06:44, David Huynh wrote:

> And look what happened to Esperanto... After one century, 2 million  
> speakers, or 0.025% of the world population.


Given that most human languages don't have a definitive "start date",  
it is difficult to directly compare this with languages like French  
or Spanish. At the time French "started", it already had millions of  
speakers because French was defined by whatever the people of France  
were speaking.

That said, 2 million is fairly impressive. It beats Basque, Welsh and  
Irish Gaelic - the last of these is an official language of the EU!

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Toby A Inkster
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