- The Greek language is an Indo-European language. It is the official language of Greece ( Hellas ) and Cyprus . It was first spoken in Greece and was also once spoken along the coast of Asia Minor (now a part of Turkey) and in southern Italy . It was also widely used in Western Asia and Northern Africa at one time.
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Greek is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece, Cyprus, Albania and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea. It has the longest documented history of any living Indo-European language, spanning at least 3,500 years of written records. Its writing system has been the Greek alphabet for the major part of its history; other systems, such as Linear B and the Cypriot syllabary, were used previously. The alphabet arose from the Phoenician s
The Greek language is an Indo-European language. It is the official language of Greece (Hellas) and Cyprus . It was first spoken in Greece and was also once spoken along the coast of Asia Minor (now a part of Turkey) and in southern Italy. It was also widely used in Western Asia and Northern Africa at one time.
The ancient Greek language includes the forms of Greek used in Ancient Greece and the ancient world from around the 9th century BCE to the 6th century CE. It is often roughly divided into the Archaic period (9th to 6th centuries BCE), Classical period (5th and 4th centuries BCE), and Hellenistic period ( Koine Greek,...
For a list of words relating to Greek language, see the Greek language category of words in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. The main article for this category is Greek language. Use this category for linguistic articles; use Category:Varieties of Greek to list articles on individual dialects.
Greek language. Greek (Modern Greek: ελληνικά Template:IPA-el "Greek", ελληνική γλώσσα Template:IPA-el "Greek language") is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to the southern Balkans, the Aegean Islands, western Asia Minor, southern Italy and Cyprus.
Greek ( Modern Greek: ελληνικά [eliniˈka], elliniká, "Greek", ελληνική γλώσσα [eliniˈci ˈɣlosa] (listen), ellinikí glóssa, "Greek language") is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean.
Ancient Greek was an Indo-European language spoken in Ancient Greece from the 9th to the 4th century BC. Ancient Greek and Latin are very important languages. Although they are no longer spoken, they influenced almost all modern European languages. Greek had many different dialects.
See also (related categories): Articles containing Greek language text and Articles containing Ancient Greek language text Subcategories. This category has only the following subcategory.
This article is within the scope of WikiProject Greece, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of the Greek language on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
The Greek alphabet has been used to write the Greek language since the late ninth or early eighth century BC. It is derived from the earlier Phoenician alphabet, and was the first alphabetic script in history to have distinct letters for vowels as well as consonants.