Number of Words in the English Language

1,041,257.5

Number of Words in the English Language, January 1, 2017 estimate
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Shakespeare Created 1700 Words in His Lifetime

The number of words in the English language is: 1,041,257.5.  This is the estimate by the Global Language Monitor for January 1, 2017.

The English Language passed the Million Word threshold on June 10, 2009 at 10:22 a.m. (GMT).

Currently there is a new word created every 98 minutes or about 14.7 words per day.

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