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Does Esperanto have an official anthem?

Liebert_
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I'm a big fan of singing and memorizing the letters of national anthems, so I wonder whether Esperanto has or not an official anthem. :P

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
salivanto
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Maybe: La Espero is the "hymno" or "Anthem" of Esperanto. Whether it's "official" depends on what you mean by that word.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
salivanto
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P.S. "Maybe" was meant as a joke at the two people who answered before me saying "yes, La Espero" and "no, La Espero."

I think rev_ero's answer is the best.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Redwolf1928
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No, it does not have a national anthem, although La Espero has been adopted as an anthem of sorts it is certainly not national. An international anthem would be more accurate. ;)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zerr_
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As others have said, Esperanto has La Espero, a poem written by Zamenhof and often sung at major Esperanto events. It's not "official" in the sense that the (non-existent) government of Esperantujo approved it, but it is effectively Esperanto's anthem.

The lyrics:

En la mondon venis nova sento,

tra la mondo iras forta voko;

per flugiloj de facila vento

nun de loko flugu ĝi al loko.

Ne al glavo sangon soifanta

ĝi la homan tiras familion:

al la mond' eterne militanta

ĝi promesas sanktan harmonion.

Sub la sankta signo de l' espero

kolektiĝas pacaj batalantoj,

kaj rapide kreskas la afero

per laboro de la esperantoj.

Forte staras muroj de miljaroj

inter la popoloj dividitaj;

sed dissaltos la obstinaj baroj,

per la sankta amo disbatitaj.

Sur neŭtrala lingva fundamento,

komprenante unu la alian,

la popoloj faros en konsento

unu grandan rondon familian.

Nia diligenta kolegaro

en laboro paca ne laciĝos,

ĝis la bela sonĝo de l' homaro

por eterna ben' efektiviĝos.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Liebert_
Liebert_
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Dankon! I will try to memorize this anthem in order to rentain more vocabulary. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zerr_
Zerr_
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Nedankinde!

1 year ago
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