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1 Countries
1.1 Countries
Cyprus, European Union, Greece
1.2 Total No. Of Countries
Spanish
3
Rank: 12 (Overall)
Bhojpuri
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1.3 National Language
Albania, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine
1.4 Second Language
Roman Empire
1.5 Speaking Continents
Asia, Europe
1.6 Minority Language
Albania, Armenia, Australia, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine
1.7 Regulated By
Center for the Greek language (Κέντρον Ελληνικής Γλώσσας)
1.8 Interesting Facts
  • Greek is the longest documented language of all the Indo-European Langauges.
  • The official language of education in the Roman Empire was Greek.
1.9 Similar To
Armenian
1.10 Derived From
Latin
2 Alphabets
2.1 Alphabets in
2.2 Alphabets
Tamil
24
Rank: 6 (Overall)
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2.3 Phonology
2.3.1 How Many Vowels
Thai
7
Rank: 4 (Overall)
Hebrew
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2.3.2 How Many Consonants
Hmong
17
Rank: 7 (Overall)
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2.4 Scripts
Arabic, Latin
2.5 Writing Direction
Left-To-Right, Horizontal
2.6 Hard to Learn
2.6.1 Language Levels
Armenian
6
Rank: 5 (Overall)
Bengali
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1.12.1 Time Taken to Learn
Chinese
44 weeks
Rank: 11 (Overall)
Cebuano
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2 Greetings
2.1 Hello
γεια σας (geia sas)
2.2 Thank You
ευχαριστώ (ef̱charistó̱)
2.3 How Are You?
πώς είσαι (pó̱s eísai)
2.4 Good Night
Καληνυχτα (Kali̱nychta)
2.5 Good Evening
καλησπέρα (kali̱spéra)
2.6 Good Afternoon
Καλὸ ἀπόγευμα (Kaló apóyevma)
2.7 Good Morning
καλημέρα (kali̱méra)
2.8 Please
παρακαλώ (parakaló̱)
2.9 Sorry
συγνώμη (sygnó̱mi̱)
2.10 Bye
αντίο (antío)
2.11 I Love You
Σε αγαπώ (Se agapó̱)
2.12 Excuse Me
Με συγχωρείτε! (Me synhoríte)
3 Dialects
3.1 Dialect 1
Cappadocian Greek
3.1.1 Where They Speak
Greece
3.1.2 How Many People Speak
Chinese
2,800.00
Rank: 51 (Overall)
Macedonian
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3.2 Dialect 2
Griko
3.2.1 Where They Speak
Italy
3.2.2 How Many People Speak
Chinese
50,000.00
Rank: 38 (Overall)
Dzongkha
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3.3 Dialect 3
Mariupol
3.3.1 Where They Speak
Ukraine
3.3.2 How Many People Speak
Swedish
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Romanian
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3.4 Total No. Of Dialects
English
25
Rank: 21 (Overall)
Sanskrit
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4 How Many People Speak
4.1 How Many People Speak?
English
13.00 million
Rank: 49 (Overall)
Abkhaz
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4.2 Speaking Population
Croatian
0.18 %
Rank: 46 (Overall)
Xhosa
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4.3 Native Speakers
Chinese
13.00 million
Rank: 43 (Overall)
Abkhaz
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4.3.1 Second Language Speakers
English
Not Available
Rank: N/A (Overall)
Finnish
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4.3.2 Native Name
ελληνικά
4.3.3 Alternative Names
Ellinika, Graecae, Grec, Greco, Neo-Hellenic, Romaic
4.3.4 French Name
grec moderne (après 1453)
4.3.5 German Name
Neugriechisch
4.4 Pronunciation
[eliniˈka]
4.5 Ethnicity
Greeks or Hellenes
5 History
5.1 Origin
1500 BC
5.2 Language Family
Indo-European Family
5.2.1 Subgroup
Hellenic
5.2.2 Branch
Not Available
5.3 Language Forms
5.3.1 Early Forms
Proto-Greek, Mycenaean Greek, Ancient Greek, Koine Greek and Medieval Greek
5.3.2 Standard Forms
Modern Greek
5.3.3 Language Position
Georgian
74
Rank: 52 (Overall)
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5.3.4 Signed Forms
Greek Sign Language
5.4 Scope
Individual
6 Code
6.1 ISO 639 1
el
6.2 ISO 639 2
6.2.1 ISO 639 2/T
ell
6.2.2 ISO 639 2/B
gre
6.3 ISO 639 3
ell
6.4 ISO 639 6
ells
6.5 Glottocode
gree1276
6.6 Linguasphere
56-AAA-a
6.7 Types of Language
6.7.1 Language Type
Living
6.7.2 Language Linguistic Typology
Subject-Verb-Object
6.7.3 Language Morphological Typology
Fusional, Synthetic

Origin of Greek language

In order to communicate with each other, the origin of language was the essential part. Various languages are spoken all over the world. Greek language is one of the Most Spoken Languages. The origin of Greek language states that it was put to use in 1500 BC. The history of Greek language reveals that the language is old and used since many years. Check out in brief about Greek Language History.The evolution of Greek language began with early forms such as Proto-Greek, Mycenaean Greek, Ancient Greek, Koine Greek and Medieval Greek. Modern Greek is the standard form of Greek language and it is used in government centers. Know all About Greek Language.

Greek population

Greek population gives us the total count of number of people speaking Greek language. Greek language is spoken by 13.00 million people in the world. Most of the Greek population lies in the Greek Speaking Countries. Greek language is spoken as first language by 13.00 million people and no total count of people speaking Greek as second language. Get to know Greek speaking population in detail.

Greek writing system

There are numerous writing systems but most widely used scripts are Latin, Cyrillic and Arabic. Greek writing system decides the alphabets, vowels and consonants i.e. the written form of Greek language. Some languages share common writing systems. Arabic, Latin script is used by Greek language. Learn more about . 

Information about Greek language

Check out all the information about Greek language here. You may find it interesting to learn Greek Alphabets or the vowels and consonants of this language. Also knowing about Greek Speaking Countries, Greek speaking continents and Greek Dialects will help in improving your knowledge about this language. Also while travelling to Greek countries knowing common Greek Greetings will help you in communicating with Greek people.

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