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I suggest a search for the great numbers of esperanto lists on yahoo.
Then look at the number of posts compared to the "large" numbers of members.
Also, it might be interesting to read this:

http://cosmoglotta.com/wpress/category/lingues-international/esperanto/page/2/


On 23 Feb 2007 at 17:40, Donald J. HARLOW wrote:

> Je 04.35 ptm 2007.02.23, vi skribis
> >Je 12.58 ptm 2007.02.23, Dave RUTAN skribis
> >>Hmm.  I almost hate to ask this, because of the 'discussions'
> which 
> >>may erupt....  BUT for a wee project I'm working on, I was 
> >>wondering -IF- there's a consensus on what are currently the top
> >>Three Auxlangs in the world.
> >>
> >>By that I mean, I suppose, which three auxlangs have the most 
> >>speakers and body of literature?
> >
> >These would have to be Esperanto, Interlingua and Ido, the last two
> >probably but not necessarily in that order, and the last two 
> >trailing at least two or three orders of magnitude (in number of 
> >speakers and body of literature) behind Esperanto. Other auxlangs
> >(or auxlang wannabes) generally have few to zero speakers and no 
> >body of literature worth mentioning (except perhaps for a relict 
> >body left over from Occidental's heyday, and probably accessible 
> >today only with difficulty).
> >
> >Note: there are several mailing lists for other IALs, and there are
> >postings to those lists in the languages in question, so e.g. 
> >Volapuk and Lingua Franca Nova evidently have a few speakers, or at
> >least writers, extant.
> 
> Peeking at YahooGroups, I find the following:
> 
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/occidental/ - 121 subscribers. Two of
> the last five messages were in Occidental. There have been a total
> of 
> 20 messages posted here in the last six months. (Note: this one got
> a 
> good start in late 1999 with 365 messages its first full month.
> After 
> that, everything slowly trailed off.)
> 
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/volapuk/ - 174 subscribers. Two of the
> last five messages were partly in Volapuk. There have been a total
> of 
> 122 messages in the last six months.
> 
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LinguaFrancaNova/ - 178 subscribers.
> Five of the last five messages were in LFN. There have been a total
> of 99 messages in the last six months.
> 
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/adjuvilo/ - 13 subscribers. Zero of
> the 
> last five messages were in Adjuvilo. There have been 48 messages in
> the last 6 months.
> 
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/novial/ - 21 subscribers. Hardly worth
> mentioning anything more, because this list (which may be a mirror)
> last recorded a message in 2005.
> 
> 
> 
> -- Don HARLOW
> http://www.webcom.com/~donh/don/don.html
> Opinions (in English): http://www.harlows.org/don/opinions/
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> Literaturo (Esperante):
> http://donh.best.vwh.net/Esperanto/Literaturo
> 
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