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Esperanto, the forgotten language?

“Every summer, Château Gresillon [in France] is full of families enjoying the French countryside – but it’s quite unlike any other château: it’s Esperanto-land. It was bought by a handful of Esperantists back in the 1950s, and has been hosting speakers of the obscure universal language ever since.”

A video by the global news agency, AFP

It’s very nice, but it says that the number of Esperanto speakers worldwide is ‘100,000’. Really, no-one knows for sure. I’ve heard ‘about a million, maybe more’.