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Poems of Polish Nobel laureate Szymborska translated into Esperanto

A collection of poems by 1996 Nobel Prize laureate Wislawa Szymborska has been translated into Esperanto from the original Polish for the first time, a local group promoting the world's most popular constructed language told AFP on Wednesday.

Bearing the Esperanto title "Mi inventas la mondon" ["I'm Working on the World"] the collection includes 190 poems by Szymborska, who died in 2012 at age 88 in Krakow, southern Poland.

The tome will make its debut next week during a conference in the eastern city of Bialystok, the birthplace of Polish-Jewish physician Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof, who invented Esperanto in 1873 in the hope of achieving world peace through better communication.

For the last 16 years, Esperanto enthusiasts from around the globe have held a conference each December in Bialystok.

Around two million people worldwide speak the language, according to Esperanto association president Przemyslaw Wierzbowski.

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