A language of Poland

Alternate Names
Eo, La Lingvo Internacia

About 115 countries, most widely in central and eastern Europe; east Asia: China and other countries; areas of South America; southwest Asia.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).


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

Language Use

2,000,000 L2 speakers (Wiesenfeld 1999). All ages.

Language Development
Bible: 1900–1910.
Latin script.
Other Comments

Developed 1872–1885 by L. L. Zamenhof of Warsaw, Poland, for intercommunication among L1 speakers of other languages.