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What's the status of Esperanto in the Orient? Is it at all popular? How many Esperanto speakers are there in Asia? How many in the Far East?

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    I dont have a full answer, but here's how its like in japan: JEI reports it have 1150~ members in jan 2017, which is on a down trend. The main problem I personally think is we lack tools like duolingo that allows us to learn easily online, and in general people just dont know about it. – Zuoanqh Apr 30 '18 at 10:12
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    Here the authors postulate it is even less in china. reto.cn/php/hanyu/kiom-da-parolantoj-de-esperanto-en-cinio – Zuoanqh Apr 30 '18 at 10:20
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    What do you mean by status? By the way, if you want to ask people directly, there are a lot of Japanese Esperantists on Twitter, and a lot of Iranian Esperantists on Telegram. – Vanege May 1 '18 at 9:23
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    China Radio International still broadcasts in Esperanto: esperanto.cri.cn That would probably be a good location to find out... – Karlomanio May 1 '18 at 15:35
  • I asked within a chinese esperanto group, and the admin said "nobody is counting". But he has two groups on WeChat, the chinese IMS, with about 600~ish members combined. – Zuoanqh May 4 '18 at 22:32
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There is a lot of information available (in Esperanto) on the page of the Asian Commission of the Universal Esperanto Association on Wikipedia. For example, we can see that between 100 and 600 people attend congresses in Asia. There is also a list of all the national Esperanto associations in Asia, about twenty, each with a Wikipedia page.

The name of the congress in Esperanto is: Azia Kongreso de Esperanto (in English: Asian Esperanto Congress). It takes place every 3 years. The next one is in april 2019 in Vietnam.

Names for the organizations: their name is composed for the most part as follows: name of the country, Esperanto, association. For example: Nepal Esperanto Association (Nepala Esperanto-Asocio), Korea Esperanto Association (Korea Esperanto-Asocio), etc.

  • Could you (or someone else) add names for the organizations and/or the congresses? That would be great! – Charlotte SL Mar 10 at 17:49
  • The name of the congress in Esperanto is: Azia Kongreso de Esperanto (in English: Asian Esperanto Congress). It takes place every 3 years. The next one is in april 2019 in Vietnam. – Nelli Mar 11 at 9:57
  • Names for the organizations: their name is composed for the most part as follows: name of the country, Esperanto, association. For example: Nepal Esperanto Association (Nepala Esperanto-Asocio), Korea Esperanto Association (Korea Esperanto-Asocio), etc. – Nelli Mar 11 at 10:03
  • Sed ĉu vi povas ampleksigi vian respondon, bonvolu. Could you add this to your answer? – Charlotte SL Mar 12 at 10:20

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