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A language of Poland

ISO 639-3epo

Population  No estimate available.
Region  About 115 countries, most widely in central and eastern Europe; east Asia: China and other countries; areas of South America; southwest Asia.
Alternate names   La Lingvo Internacia, Eo
Classification  Constructed language
Language use  2,000,000 L2 speakers (Wiesenfeld 1999). All ages.
Language development  Bible: 1900–1910.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  Developed 1872–1885 by L. L. Zamenhof of Warsaw, Poland, for intercommunication by L1 speakers of other languages. SVO, OVS; prepositions; genitives, relatives after noun heads; articles, adjectives, numerals before noun heads; question word initial; accusative ‘-n’; affixes mark tense; passive with ‘esti’ + passive participle; causative ‘-ig’; comparative word; nontonal.