• Language: Esperanto
  • Created: 1887
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  • Language family: international auxiliary language
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A constructed language by Ludwig Lazarus Zamenhof.

The international auxiliary language promoted by UNESCO.

Language sources: Roots from Latin, ancient Greek, German, French, English, Russian, and others.

First detailed in The International Language by Doktoro Esperanto (1887) with 900 roots, and expanded in La Fundamento de Esperanto by L.L.Zamenhof (1905). Base lexicon of 8,000 words; some claim 50,000 words based on Esperanto dictionaries.

The most widely spoken international auxiliary language.