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Esperanto is a constructed international auxiliary language. It is the most widely spoken constructed language in the world. Its name derives from Doktoro Esperanto ("Esperanto" translates as "one who hopes"), the pseudonym under which physician and linguist L. L. Zamenhof published the first book detailing Esperanto, the Unua Libro, on 26 July 1887. Zamenhof's goal was to create an easy-to-learn, politically neutral language that would transcend nationality and foster peace and international understanding between people with different languages.

Between 100,000 and 2,000,000 people worldwide fluently or actively speak Esperanto, including perhaps 1,000 native speakers who learned Esperanto from birth. Esperanto has a notable presence in 120 countries. Its usage is highest in Europe, East Asia, and South America.

The first World Congress of Esperanto was organized in France in 1905. Since then, congresses have been held in various countries every year, with the exceptions of years during the world wars. Although no country has adopted Esperanto officially, Esperanto was recommended by the French Academy of Sciences in 1921 and recognized by UNESCO in 1954, which recommended to international non-government organizations to use Esperanto in 1985. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) 1980 Manila Manifesto was calling the tourism industry to use Esperanto for better human resources. Esperanto was the 32nd language accepted as adhering to the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages" in 2007. Esperanto is currently the language of instruction of the International Academy of Sciences in San Marino. There is evidence that learning Esperanto may provide a superior foundation for learning languages in general, and some primary schools teach it as preparation for learning other foreign languages.

Esperanto in the Thunder Force series Edit

The Esperanto was used in Thunder Force V, to name a discovered alien starfighter as the Vastian's Steel or Vasteel, and the race who built the ship as the "Vastians". Vastian means "Great Distance",

References Edit

Esperanto on Wikipedia

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