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Esperanto lexicographers

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Esperanto lexicographers are individuals or groups, whether enthusiastic amateurs or trained linguists, who have produced single-language or bilingual dictionaries of Esperanto. More than 130 Esperantists, working singly or collectively, have published such dictionaries; several of these authors are listed in the "" category. In the specific case of Esperanto, most dictionary authors historically were and today still are non-specialists in the field of lexicography. A notable exception is Erich-Dieter Krause, a German professor of Indonesian, who wrote comprehensive dictionaries, both German–Esperanto (2007) and Esperanto-German (1999). Though most Esperanto dictionary compilers have been men, notable female Esperanto lexicographers include Adriana J. Middelkoop, who wrote Dutch–Esperanto and Esperanto–Dutch dictionaries (1971) and Ilona Koutny, chief editor of a Hungarian–Esperanto dictionary, 1996). Because compiling a dictionary demands great linguistic expertise and may be the
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