Esperanto Part 3
During both world wars, the language came to a halt because in many countries no other languages were tolerated – except the official language – and in some countries, the exercise and dissemination of other languages were even sanctioned.
But when World War II was over, the language gained more importance once again.
As early as 1953, the first Esperanto World Congress was held in former Yugoslavia and a much more were soon to follow.
Over the years, more and more organizations for Esperanto were founded. The world’s largest organization is located in Rotterdam and has 15,000 members.
The rising interest in the language, which has been increasing year to year, can also be undoubtedly measured by the fact that the current number of Esperanto world-wide amounts to approx. 10 million people – 1,000 – 2,000 of whom are considered native speakers.
Have we piqued your interest? Then stay tuned and learn in our upcoming post where and how to learn Esperanto.