Language Data

  • Alternate names: Ellinika, Graecae, Grec, Greco, Neo-Hellenic, Romaic; Also, in Italy: Greco, Griko
  • Dialects: Aspromonte, Crimeo-Rumeic, Cypriot Greek, Dimotiki, Katharevousa, Mariupol Greek, Northern Estonian, Salento, Saracatsan, Tavro-Rumeic
  • Scriptures published:
    • Bible (1840 — 1994)
    • New Testament (1638 — 1989)
    • Portions (1547 — 1949)
    • FCBH  (Ecumenical Patriarchal Text 1904)  See above
    • text online See above
    • The JESUS Film See above
  • Literacy: Also use English [eng], German [deu], and French as L2s
    Second Language: No information available.
  • Primary country: Greece
  • Region: Widespread
  • Also used in: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Bahamas, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malawi, Mozambique, Paraguay, Romania, Russian Federation, Sierra Leone, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States
  • Religion: No information available.
  • Status: De facto provincial working language in Albania; Statutory national language in Cyprus; De facto national language in Greece
  • Number of users: 13,040,860 (10,700,000 in Greece (2002 census); 20,000 in Italy (Vincent 1987))
  • Vitality: National

(data from Ethnologue and other sources)