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Typically Has a Vocabulary of 200 Words (16-24 Months)

Research has shown that children at 2 years can have a vocabulary of around 200 words, although some normal children will speak more words and others will speak fewer. Children at this age also understand more words than they use when speaking.


Nelson, K. (1973). Structure and strategy in learning to talk. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 38 (Serial No. 149).