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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.

Common Words in the Greek and Turkish Language

There are over three hundred Turkish words that are used daily in the Greek language. This is not surprising given the fact that Greeks...

The Greek Polyglot Who Speaks 32 Languages

Ioannis Ikonomou, a Greek translator, is not the average polyglot who speaks four or five languages, he speaks 32 -- 16 of them fluently.

Minoan Language Linear A Linked to Linear B in Groundbreaking Research

The ancient Minoan language known as "Linear A," long untranslated, may finally be deciphered with the help of the internet.

5-Year-Old Boy with Autism Can Write in 10 Languages, Including Greek

A 5-year-old boy with autism who has a photographic memory and the amazing ability to read and write 10 languages, including Greek, has stunned...

La Grecia Salentina: Where Greek Language and Culture Still Survive

Nine villages in southern Italy collectively known as La Grecia Salentina (Salentine Greece) or, in the local dialect, Griko have maintained aspects of the...

How Similar are the Ukrainian and Russian Languages?

Ukrainian and Russian are very closely related languages, but are not as similar as many might think. Despite sharing the Cyrillic script and a similar...

Multilingual Journalist Reports From Ukraine in Six Different Languages

A multilingual journalist's coverage of the Ukraine crisis — in six languages — made waves on social media on Monday. In a video posted to...

Pronunciation of Greek is Major Problem in Speaking the Language

Pronunciation of Greek is the major problem in learning the language, according to an English speaker living on the island of Crete. "My plea to...

The Greek Language is Not Dying; It’s Merely Changing

Is the Greek language, one of the most ancient languages in history of mankind, dying due to an avalanche of foreign words being introduced?