hitzailaro is a polyonom created on 27th August 2023.

It is an amalgam of the Basque “hitza” = word + Esperanto “ilaro” = toolkit or collection of tools.



Meaning – guidance on the practices associated with the methods for creating and disseminating a polyonom.


A friend who knew of my work with polyonoms approached me to create a word for a web-based initiative he wanted a name for.

I offered a selection of five from which he chose “webilaro”.

He asked if I had thought of providing what I had done for him as a service and/or a “How To” product….

…which led me to create potential polyonoms for that purpose.

This is why “hitzailaro” came into being and was added to the lexicon of web vocabulary.