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Why is there a flag for Esperanto?

Why is there a flag for Esperanto, if it's not the official language of any country? Who came up with the flag and how is it used?

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https://www.duolingo.com/Morgengrauen
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You will find the answers here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esperanto_symbols

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https://www.duolingo.com/Order66

Because we will need to fly something upon the mountain tops when we take over the world !!

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https://www.duolingo.com/BerberuEsperanto

Take back to unu grandan rondon familian

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https://www.duolingo.com/Mojosujo

Ion verda Super la montoj ...

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Of course! I should have thought of that! ;)

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https://www.duolingo.com/JanPaulido
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Kial vi havas nomon ? Tiel homoj scias kiu vi estas . La sama por Esperantistoj , la verda stelo estas nia plej larĝe scias simbolo

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Reply771 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BerberuEsperanto

Konsentas. Rilato inter IDenteco kaj lingvo lernado estas de intereso al akademiuloj en la kampoj de lingvolernado, socilingvistiko, kaj aplikata lingvistiko.

Multaj akademiuloj citas eduka teoriisto Bonny Norton koncepto de IDenteco kiel fundamenta en lingvolernado esploro.

So, language is not just a tool. It's a part of the Culture/IDentity package. And the package comes dressed in IDentity symbols via Flags/National Anthems/Icons/Coat of arms... Speaking other's language gives respect to that person's identity, and NEEDS Social RECIPROCAL repay from their side (or the relationship will suffer).

Neutral Esperanto is the mid-way approach, like shaking hands - rather than kissing other's hand. A good business person would try to speak the client's language, rather than the other way around. Speaking other's national language may mean - I want to get something out of it for personal gain. Esperanto is mostly for SOCIAL cooperative purpose.

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https://www.duolingo.com/BerberuEsperanto

~Unesco (not a country) flag...It's like a club/organisation symbol.

Nations/countries are recent phenomenon.

Staggering percentage of the 'French' did not speak 'french' in 1910. Many African countries and their borders are a result of European colonialism and the Berlin Conference of 1884-5 where the continent was essentially divided between European powers (similar for the world).

So a flag may mean a 'bad' thing - dividing/symbolising own territory from others, or good - uniting different cultures under one idea.

Verda Flago estas unu el la simboloj de la Esperanto-movado.

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Esperanto was the official language of the Republic of Rose Island, before the Italian government destroyed it...

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https://www.duolingo.com/H501375

I googled this, and I think it's the coolest thing ever. This guy actually built a platform in the middle of the ocean and declared independence.

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