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Greek Language

Greek (ελληνικά ellīnika or ελληνική γλώσσα ) ellīnikī glōssa is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages. Native to the southern Balkans, Western Asia Minor and the Aegean, it has the longest documented history of any Indo-European language, spanning 34 centuries of written records. Its writing system has been the Greek alphabet for the majority of its history; other systems, such as Linear B and the Cypriot syllabary, were previously used. The alphabet arose from the Phoenician script, and was in turn the basis of the Latin, Cyrillic, Coptic, and many other writing systems.

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Center For The Greek Language - Identity
... organization entail the fostering and promotion of the Greek language within and outside Greece through this, the reinforcement of the national ...
Mosaiko - History
... The debut has taken place on January, 7th, 2000 with two Greek songs Σαγαπώ (Sagapo) and Μπουζούκι (Buzuki) at a meeting with the Kerch's Greek Cultural-Educational ... (Proseuhi) and Χριστός Ανέστη (Christos Anesti) in the Greek language, etc ... foundation, the chairman of the Kerch's Greek Cultural-Educational Society Boris Ilich Babich actively helped with a musical material, by his profound knowledge of history, and ...
Ancient Greek Poetry - Further Reading
... Ancient Greek Literature and Society ... The Cambridge History of Classical Literature Greek literature Volume 1 ... A History of Greek Literature ...
Greek Language - Writing System - Latin Alphabet
... Greek has occasionally been written in the Latin script in the past, especially in areas under Venetian rule or by Greek Catholics (and called Fragolevantinika or ...
Medieval Greek
... Medieval Greek, also known as Byzantine Greek, is the stage of the Greek language between the beginning of the Middle Ages around 600 and the Ottoman conquest of the city of Constantinople in 1453 ... From the 7th century onwards, Greek was the only language of administration and government in the Byzantine Empire ... This former stage of language is thus described as Byzantine Greek ...

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