2+ billion speakers
Esperanto is not an easy language: English is much simpler.
Olga Smirnova

You can leave that plus out. It’s more probable that there are less than more than 2 billion fluent speakers. Also the tendency is that the number decreases, at least it doesn’t increase a lot. The number of speakers of Esperanto on the other hand is in a constant increase, since basically forever. It’s just not on the same number as English yet, but that will come :).

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