Esperanto is a language created to facilitate communication between the various people of the world.


More than one hundred years of practical use has made Esperanto a living language, capable of expressing absolutely any nuance of human thought.


It is international and neutral, because it belongs to all people and makes possible the communication between all people of the world, with absolutely no tendency toward any cultural, political, religious or economic hegemony.


Whoever learns Esperanto has the privilege of enjoying two civilizations, which interact and enrich one another. The first we are all born into. It is influenced by our people’s traditions, morals and beliefs, that is, our local culture. The second is grasped when one willingly chooses to be a citizen of the world through Esperanto. More extensive than the first, it contains the “world culture”, in its most diverse manifestations.


Those who choose this “double citizenship” through Esperanto are named Esperantists. They are people who not only know the language, but also use it to communicate with Esperantists in other lands and to establish contacts with diverse cultures, and who are activists for the promotion and defense of the idea of an international language.


After the appearance of Esperanto, those who had learned it began to feel the need to organize into groups to practice using the language, help others learn it and promote interest. As time passed those groups grew and some extended into neighboring lands, while new groups continued to appear so that today we have hundreds of active organizations throughout the world. Together with the Esperantists, these groups form the world of Esperanto, and the activities engaged in there we conventionally call the Esperanto Movement.


Learn Esperanto, become an Esperantis, and experience the fulfilling joy of the Esperanto Movement. From your first step, it will be yours too!



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