Zamenhof-Esperanto object

A Zamenhof-Esperanto object (Esperanto: Zamenhof/Esperanto-Objekto, ZEO) is a monument or place linked to L. L. Zamenhof, to the constructed language Esperanto that he created and first published in 1887, or to the community of Esperanto speakers which has been using the language since.

L. L. Zamenhof bust in the Esperantopark in Vienna
Zamenhof street in Warsaw
A stone in Sopot, Poland, commemorating Esperanto congresses of 1927 and 1959
Hotel Esperanto Kongress- / Kulturzentrum in Fulda, Germany, (built in 2005)
A mural of Zamenhof with a note on him in Esperanto, Warsaw, Poland (painted in 2011)

History of Zamenhof-Esperanto objects and their registrationEdit

The first Zamenhof-Esperanto object was the ship Esperanto, constructed and launched in Spain in 1896, nine years after the language's birth. The 1934 Encyclopedia of Esperanto listed approximately 50 towns and cities in which Esperanto or Zamenhof have been honored. In 1997, a German Esperantist, Hugo Röllinger, published a book titled Monumente pri Esperanto – ilustrita dokumentaro pri 1044 Zamenhof/Esperanto-objektoj en 54 landoj ("Monumentally about Esperanto – an illustrated documentary of 1,044 Zamenhof-Esperanto objects in 54 countries") and until his death in 2001 he listed a total of 1,260 such objects.[1] It is he who coined the acronym ZEO. Currently, Robert Kamiński of Poland is the person charged with the registration of ZEOs by the Universal Esperanto Association.[2]

Notable Zamenhof-Esperanto objectsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Gazetaraj Komunikoj N-ro 140 (2001-11-22): Raymond Boré daŭrigas la laboron de Röllinger". Universal Esperanto Association. Retrieved January 10, 2017.
  2. ^ "Zamenhof/Esperanto-objektoj (ZEO-j)". Universala Esperanto Asocio. Retrieved January 10, 2017.

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