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How do you become "Esperantist of the Year" (Esperantisto de la Jaro)?

I feel qualified to answer this, because I was last awarded the prize of Esperantist of the Year! There is a nominating committee that chooses candidates and then a jury who votes on these candidates....
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Who are some of the well known female Esperanto activists today?

Here are seven important names that immediately come into my mind (ordered by how important I consider their current or very recent contributions to be): Katalin Kováts, the leader of edukado.net, a ...
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Are there any good Esperanto communities for beginners?

I will try to build a somewhat objective answer based on the information you gave us : 8 days as of this writing of this : since you are a beginner, it will probably be easier for you if you can ask ...
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What is the link between billionaire investor George Soros and Esperanto?

The father of George Soros, Tivadar Soros (in Esperanto: Teodoro Ŝvarc), was an active Esperanto speaker and writer. George learned Esperanto in his home as a child, but not as a native language. ...
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Are the words "volapuko" and "volapukisto" used as derogatory terms in Esperanto?

An article was recently published (in Interlinguistica Tartuensis IX, 2009) concerning Esperanto insults, which included a list of a few dozen recorded from the late 1980s. A reviewer commented: ...
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Which country of Africa has the highest number of Esperanto-speakers?

Measuring numbers of Esperanto speakers is notoriously difficult, but UEA does publish some enlightening figures about its member countries, including African ones. Judging by UEA members, the most ...
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Kiam okazos la deka Oficiala Aldono de la Akademio?

Kiel direktoro de la Sekcio pri Ĝenerala Vortaro de la Akademio de Esperanto, mi certe estas la persono, kiu plej bone povas respondi al ĉi tiu demando. En la jaroj tuj post la fondo de la Lingva ...
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Are there any good Esperanto communities for beginners?

There is this site called Esperanto Language Stack Exchange that I heard is pretty good.
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Are there any good Esperanto communities for beginners?

Just to talk a bit about my experience as a beginner: I encountered Esperanto at the Polyglot Gathering in Berlin. Afterwards, I kept in contact with these people. Then I used Duolingo Esperanto ...
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Esperanto rise or fall in 2016

Definitely grown with Duolingo for En>Eo. After Espana>Eo the growth is gone to +0.7 million/year (projected on current trend). Portuguese (keen learners) is hatching @ 7%. My Duolingo EN>EO ...
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Ĉu ekzistas feminisma movado en Esperantujo?

Ekzistas grupo kiu nomiĝas Egalecen kaj ili multe aktivas pri feminismaj temoj. De ilia retpaĝo: Ni estas kolektaĵo de Esperantistoj, kiuj celas blogi pri pluraneca feminismo en Esperanto. Ni ...
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Seksaj proporcioj en la komenco de Esperanto

Mi ĵus ekzamenis la nomaron kompilitan dum la unua Universala Kongreso en Bulonjo en 1905. (Vi povas trovi kelkajn aliajn dokumentojn ĉi tie.) Laŭ Vikipedio, tiun eventon ĉeestis 688 aliĝintoj. La ...
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Are the words "volapuko" and "volapukisto" used as derogatory terms in Esperanto?

I haven't heared Volapukisto used as an insult, though it is used in jokes instead of mentioning the nationality of a person.
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Are there any good Esperanto communities for beginners?

One site that I've used in the past, and has been around for a long time, is http://lernu.net. It looks like the site has had a complete redesign since the last time I used it, but I think all the ...
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What's the current status of Esperanto movement in North Korea?

The Vikipedia article you linked to appears to be a reposting of an article in Libera Folio. Both versions of the article contain the following line: La sola konata ligo inter Esperanto kaj Norda ...
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Are there any good Esperanto communities for beginners?

http://www.reddit.com/r/Esperanto is very welcoming to beginners, I know because I'm a mod there!
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How many native speakers of Esperanto are there?

As someone who has actively used Esperanto for 18 years and has regularly attended Esperanto meetings targeted at Esperanto families for eight years, I know about 100 native speakers personally. I am ...
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Ĉu naciaj asocianoj estas aŭtomate UEA-anoj?

Members of the EAB don't have automatic individual membership of the UEA though members of the EAB are associated members. There is a service which allows you to pay your UEA membership fee by sending ...
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Seksaj proporcioj en la komenco de Esperanto

Tre dependas de la lando. La plej fruaj pioniroj preskaŭ ĉie estis viroj, sed almenaŭ en Danio virinoj ludis ŝlosilajn rolojn en la starigo de la unuaj asocioj (Marie Schrøder kaj Margrethe Noll estas ...
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Ĉu ekzistas feminisma movado en Esperantujo?

Ekzistas esperant-lingva grupo "Feminismo kaj egaleco" kun 114 membroj je la tujmesaĝilo Telegram.
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Esperanto rise or fall in 2016

Once again I'm reminded of my saying Esperanto Wasn't Born Yesterday™. Esperanto has a 130 year history and is not going to succeed or fail based on what happened in 2016. Ultimately we run into the ...
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What's the most common reason for learning Esperanto?

From anecdotal experience, I find there are two main reasons: People come from a geeky technical background and really like the idea of a “logical” language. I think this explains why there is maybe ...
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What are the chances of getting a Universala Kongreso ticket at the venue?

Your chances are 100%. The Reta aliĝilo is just saying that in Rotterdam they have closed the books for Congress registrations. They are busy with compiling the Kongresa libro with the program details ...
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Where can I interact with other Esperanto speaking psychologists?

Laŭ mia scio ne ekzistas faka asocio aŭ rondo de psikologoj, sed ekzistas UMEA, la fakasocio de medicinistoj, en kiu laŭ ties informoj membras ankaŭ psikoterapiistoj. Do eble vi povus tie aliĝi aŭ ...
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Ĉu naciaj asocianoj estas aŭtomate UEA-anoj?

UEA havas du specojn de membroj, individuajn membrojn kaj aligitajn membrojn. Kiel membro de landa asocio de UEA (kiel EAB) vi aŭtomate estas aligita membro de UEA. Sed por ricevi rabaton ĉe aliĝo al ...
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Ĉu naciaj asocianoj estas aŭtomate UEA-anoj?

Ne, esti nacia asociano kaj esti membro de la UEA estas malsamaj aferoj. Fakte la UEA prezentas informojn pri ĉiuj landoj kun Esperanto-asocioj, kaj oni povas facile vidi, ke la kvanto de naciaj ...
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Ĉu naciaj asocianoj estas aŭtomate UEA-anoj?

In Germany, members of the German Esperanto Association (GEA) are counted as "corporate" members within UEA. UEA does only offer directly its services to individual members. The number of corporate ...
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What is the link between billionaire investor George Soros and Esperanto?

Also, see this interview with Humphrey Tonkin about George Soros and Esperanto: The Billionaire Native Esperanto Speaker?
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What is the link between billionaire investor George Soros and Esperanto?

His father was an Esperantist and, apparently, taught his son Esperanto during his childhood. Soros is often given as an example of native Esperanto speaker, although I am not 100% convinced it is ...
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How many native speakers of Esperanto are there?

I guess nobody will be able to give certain numbers about this, as Esperanto speakers (and their children, some of whom might grow up as native Esperanto speakers) are distributed all over the world ...
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