Greek language belongs to the Indo-European languages. It is the official language of Greece and Cyprus. The dialect spoken in Cyprus is closer to Classical Greek than that spoken in Greece. The language is also spoken by Greek immigrants in various countries such as Australia, U.S.A, South Africa, Germany etc. Furthermore, Greek is one of the earliest attested Indo-European languages. It has a documented history of 3,400 years, as fragmentary records in Mycenaean have been dated back to the 15th or 14th century BC.

Map of Greek language speakers.
Map of Greek language speakers.

Basic stats

Total speakers: 12 million

Main Countries: Greece and Cyprus as an official language, and in the Greek diaspora

Alternate names: Neo-Hellenic

ISO 639-3 Code: ell

Language Sample

'Ολοι οι άνθ?ωποι γεννιο?νται ελε?θε?οι και ίσοι στην αξιοπ?έπεια και τα δικαιώματα. Είναι π?οικισμένοι με λογική και συνείδηση, και οφείλουν να συμπε?ιφέ?ονται μεταξ? τους με πνε?μα αδελφοσ?νης.

(Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1)

Some proverbs in Greek:

Αγαπάει ο Θεός τον κλέφτη, αγαπάει και το νοικοκ??η
God loves the burglar, but he loves the householder too.

Ακαμάτης νιος, γέ?ος διακονιά?ης
A lazy youth, when old, a beggar

Αλησμονιο?νται κι οι φιλιές, ξεχνιο?νται κι οι αγάπες, συναπαντιο?νται και μιλο?ν σαν ξένοι, σαν διαβάτες
Friendships and loves are forgotten, and when they meet, they talk like strangers, like passers-by

Product Availability

The following products are currently available in Greek:

  • For Consumers

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