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9. Isn't Esperanto hard for speakers of non-Indo-European languages?




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This article is from the Esperanto FAQ, by Mike Urban urban@netcom.com and Yves Bellefeuille yan@storm.ca with numerous contributions by others.

9. Isn't Esperanto hard for speakers of non-Indo-European languages?

Manuel M Campagna:

Non-IE speakers thank you for your protective attitude, but they can
and do fend for themselves, and Esperanto is very popular in
Hungary, Estonia, Finland, Japan, China, Vietnam... The current
[1995-1998] president of the Universal Esperanto Association is a
Korean university professor of *Economics*. The most attended
international meeting in *5000 years* of Chinese history was the
1986 Universal Congress of Esperanto in Beijing, being the largest
both by the number of delegates and the number of countries
represented.

 

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