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Extinct: no
Family: Indo-European
Branch: Hellenic
Continent: Europe
Country: Greece
Region: Thoughout the country. Also spoken in 35 other countries including Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bulgaria, Canada, Congo, Cyprus, DRC, Djibouti, Egypt, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan.
Countries Where Spoken: 9,859,850 in Greece, 98.5% of the population (1986). Population total all countries 12,000,000 (1999 WA). Albania, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Italy, Romania, Turky.
Countries Where Official: Greece
Native Speakers: 9,859,850
Speakers Total: 12,000,000
Phrasebase members who speak Greek at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak Greek at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is Greek: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is Greek: 0
Three Letter Code: GRK
Summary: Katharevousa is an archaic literary dialect, Dimotiki is the spoken literary dialect and now the official dialect. The Saracatsan are nomadic shepherds of northern Greece. Greeks in Russia and Ukraine speak either Greek or Turkish and are called "Urums". The Karamanli were Orthodox Christian Turks who came from central Turkey. National language. Dictionary. Grammar. SVO. Bible 1840-1955.

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