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Humans and Wild Apes Share Common Sign Language

Some apes, like wild chimps and bonobos, use gestures to communicate, and humans can understand these gestures since they are based on a common...

Iconic Greek Star’s Only English-Language Movie Resurfaces After 60 Years

The long-forgotten and only English-language movie of iconic Greek film star Aliki Vougiouklaki has been digitally restored and will be broadcast for the first...

Countries With Names Derived From the Greek Language

Surprisingly, the names of countless countries around the world come from words found in the Greek language, attesting to the influence of Greek.

Court in Greece Approves Macedonian Language Classes

A court in the city of Florina in northern Greece approved the opening of a Macedonian language center in a controversial move that several...

“OK,” Is This Borrowed From the Greek Language, Too?

Ok, or okay, is one of the most frequently used words in the English language, but does it have a Greek origin? One theory on...

The Vlachs: The Proud Greeks Who Speak a Romance Language

The Vlachs, a group of proud Greeks who speak a Romance language called "Vlachika," or Aromanian, have their own distinct culture and traditions within...

The History of the Greek Language Throughout Time

Among the world's 2,700 languages, Greek stands out for its centuries-long, unique and continuous path. If we also consider the influence it exerted—both in...

The Ex-Slave Who Authored a Greek Language Book

William Sanders Scarborough was an African-American, emancipated slave who authored a Greek textbook. His First Lessons in Greek was written in 1881. The textbook...

The Whistled Language of Greece and How it Could be Lost Forever

Residents of the mountainous village of Antia on the idyllic island of Evia, Greece "speak" a unique whistling language called "Sfyria." The villagers of Antia...

How Orthodox Martyrs Saved the Greek Language Under Ottoman Rule

The Greek language survived almost 400 years of Ottoman rule due to the Greek Orthodox Church, which protected and taught the language.