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Greek Diaspora

The Oldest Greek School in the United States Still Stands

Incredibly, the very first wooden schoolhouse in the United States which is still standing was operated by Greek immigrants.

The Ancient Greeks of India’s Tamil Nadu Region

  There was a time when ancient Greeks from the Indo-Greek empire in North India started migrating to Tamil Nadu. This is their saga: In the extreme South of the Indian Sub-continent is a state known as Tamil Nadu, land of...

Leonidas Kestekides, The Greek Confectioner Who Conquered the World

The story of the world-famous Leonidas chocolates and pralines is as rich as the confections themselves. It all began with a Greek chocolatier Leonidas Kestekides, who created the great confections because he ultimately just "wanted to spread some happiness." The...

The First Greek to Set Foot in America

The first Greek person to ever set foot in America was a man named Theodoros Griego, and he arrived in the country in 1528.

The Ancient Greek Tribes of South Asia Besides Kalash

A question that many Greeks often ask is, did all the Ancient Greek soldiers who joined Alexander the Great on his Indian campaign returned with him, or if some remained in South Asia. The answer is many of them...

Venice: Modern Greece’s First Diaspora

Venice was the place where the first Greek Diaspora settled in the modern, post-Byzantine era. The Greeks who arrived in Venice included all classes, from the daughter of the last Byzantine Prime Minister, the Duchess Notarina, to merchants, artisans, soldiers,...

The Greeks of Early Texas

In the tales of Texan history, many would not expect a Greek presence. Alas, they are wrong. In the colorful mosaic of Texan history, a tale of the Greek experience unfolds. This is woven together by the threads of enduring...

Greeks of Puerto Rico: A Small But Vibrant Community in the Caribbean

The Greek diaspora can be found thriving across the world. Indeed, the Greeks of Puerto Rico have established a small but high-spirited community on the Caribbean island. With its warm tropical climate and friendly island culture, Puerto Rico, despite being...

The Greek Diaspora Around the World

From ancient times to the modern day, Greeks of the diaspora have enriched the international community in across many fields.

The Greek Story in America Is Older Than You Think

Histories often conform to a narrative, which is often simplified or edited for reasons of brevity or emphasis. The typical Greek-American historical narrative will focus on the mass immigration of generally impoverished Greeks to the United States in the...