Esperanto: A Language with a Cause

Esperanto is the international language created by Dr. Ludwik Zamenhof from Poland. The goal of Esperanto was to allow all people to communicate with one another. Dr. Zamenhof published the first brochure about the Esperanto language in 1887. Esperanto, which means “he who has hope”, was thus born.
Since its creation at the end of the 19th century, Esperanto has developed into both a written and spoken language. Esperanto’s vocabulary is primarily derived from Western European languages, while its syntax is based upon Slavic languages. Due to Esperanto’s simple and logical grammar, its ability to form an infinite quantity of words from just a few roots as well as the international character of its vocabulary makes it a relatively easy language to master.
According to a study conducted by the Academy of Esperanto, there are between 200 and 2000 native speakers of Esperanto, which includes businessman George Soros and Daniel Bovet, winner of the 1957 Nobel Prize for Medicine. Esperanto’s uniqueness lies in the fact that it is not the language of any single culture or of any single country. The aspiration of Esperanto is to facilitate communication throughout the entire world.
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