Meaning of Esperanto

Es•pe•ran•to

Pronunciation: (es"pu-rän'tō, -ran'-), [key]
— n.
  1. an artificial language invented in 1887 by L. L. Zamenhof (1859–1917), a Polish physician and philologist, and intended for international use. It is based on word roots common to the major European languages.
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