The Cypriot dialect of Modern Greek, known as Kypriaka (Greek: Κυπριακά) or Cypriot Greek (Greek: Κυπριακή διάλεκτος, "Cypriot dialect") is spoken by 750,000 people in Cyprus and diaspora Greek Cypriots. Cypriot Greek is distinct enough that it can be classified as a distinct dialect of Standard Greek. In Cyprus, the dialect is reportedly more similar to Classical Greek in vocabulary and grammar than that spoken in Greece.
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... Cypriot Greek has a distinct form of Greeklish, which reflects Cypriot phonology for instance j can indicate the phone, which is written in Cypriot Greek as τζι-, and ... For instance, Standard Greek και /ke/ "and" = Greeklish kai/ke versus Cypriot τζιαι ̠ = Cypriot Greeklish tziai or je ... Cypriot Leet/Instant Messaging uses of Greeklish reflect this ...
... For more details on this topic, see Cypriot Greek ... The Cypriot dialect of Modern Greek (Κυπριακή διάλεκτος) is spoken by Greek Cypriots, settled in many Greek cities ... Cypriot Greek is distinct enough that it can be classified as a distinct dialect of the Standard Greek ...
... Whereas in Greece the imperative "μαλάκα!" now is more often used in jest, and comes close to meaning something like "mate!", in Cyprus it remains highly offensive and literally "wanker!" ... Cypriots also use a Turkish word for pimp namely "(ρε) πεζεβέγκι!" ...
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