Akademio de Esperanto

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The Akademio de Esperanto (English: Academy of Esperanto) is an independent body of language scholars who steward the evolution of the language Esperanto by keeping it consistent with the fundamental principles thereof. Modelled somewhat after the Académie française, it was proposed by L. L. Zamenhof, creator of Esperanto, at the First World Congress of Esperanto, and founded soon after with the name Lingva Komitato (Language Committee). This Committee had a "superior commission" called "Akademio" ("Academy"). In 1948, within the framework of a general reorganization, the Language Committee and the Academy combined to form the Akademio de Esperanto.[1]

The body consists of 45 members, and has a president, vice-presidents and a secretary. The corresponding address including e-mail is at the secretary.[2] The finance is covered by a subsidy from the Universal Esperanto Association and by donations.


Members are elected by their peers for a period of nine years, elections being held every three years for a third of the members. Following the last elections in April 2013 and the death since then of two members, as of May 2014 the Akademio de Esperanto consists of the following:[3]

Former members have included Gaston Waringhien, Rüdiger Eichholz, Jorge Camacho, Victor Sadler, and William Auld (president of the Academy 1979-1983).

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  1. ^ "About Esperanto: Movement: Organizations: Akademio de Esperanto (Academy of Esperanto)" lernu.net
  2. ^ Estraro (in Esperanto)
  3. ^ List of Academy members

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