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While cleaning up , I came upon this question, which has been well received so I think we should keep it. However, no one seems to know how to tag this question. I have thought of for this and possible future similar questions, but I'm not sure if this is appropriate.

Does anyone have any ideas about a general, all encompassing tag for this, and other possible similar questions? What would we put in the tag wiki and excerpt, if we create it?

Only one suggestion per answer please.

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  • I'm thinking "demographics", but I'm not a expert linguist. Jan 9 '18 at 10:39
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    @AndrewGrimm seems a good suggestion to me - perhaps you could add an answer so people can vote on it?
    – topo morto
    Jan 11 '18 at 11:40
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Esperanto Stack Exchange has a similar question: How many Esperanto speakers exist? and they tagged it [esperanto-speakers]. A similar suggestion for this site would then be . It's easier to think of (when submitting new questions etc.) than .

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  • I like this idea - +1! Only concern I'd have is that it could be too widely-interpreted - some people might think that pretty much every question about Korean could be labelled korean-speakers.
    – topo morto
    Jan 1 '18 at 12:37
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According to thefreedictionary, geolinguistics is

the study of the geographical distribution of languages

It could be a suitable (though fairly specific) tag for questions in this area.

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  • Why not just "Linguistics"? The linked question doesn't ask about geographical distribution and the tag would have a wider use.
    – Chenmunka
    Jan 11 '18 at 11:29
  • @Chenmunka I guess 'linguistics' on its own doesn't suggest to me that it could be used for questions that weren't about the structure or evolution of the language itself...
    – topo morto
    Jan 11 '18 at 11:39
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The tag should be Demographics. That describes statistical information about speakers of Korean.

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