Greek Language

World Greek Language Day Celebrated Around the Globe

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, along with religious leaders and students of the Greek language, praised the mother tongue of the Greek people on Tuesday, the commemoration of World Greek Language Day. "Greek is the language of Homer and Aristotle,"...

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

Is the Greek language, one of the most ancient and rich languages in the history of mankind, dying due to an avalanche of foreign words being introduced to the everyday vocabulary of native speakers? Words such as "rapid tests", "click-away...

Did the Ancient Greeks See Blue Like We Do?

Linguists and experts in the ancient world have long been puzzled by the absence of a distinct word for the color in Ancient Greek.

Ancient Spartan Dialect Still Alive Despite Ravages of Time and Fortune

Greece, the home of one the oldest civilizations on the globe, is blessed with thousands of priceless monuments, from the Parthenon, the temple at Sounion and the site of Delphi, just to name a few. But perhaps no physical...

Melbourne’s La Trobe University Reinstates Greek Language Program

After receiving word that the Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) will donate funds and help in increasing student enrollment, La Trobe University reversed its recent decision to cease offering the Greek language in its curriculum. The language will be taught...

Greek Among Sexiest Languages in the World, Study Finds

According to new research conducted by the e-learning platform Preply, Greek is the fifth-sexiest language after Russian, French, Portuguese, and Italian, which was rated the sexiest of all the world's languages. In the study, the heart rates of participants from...

Fifteen-Year-Old Greek Australian Wins Prestigious Greek Language Award

Greek Australian student Anastasia Rigopoulos, age fifteen, was recently given the European Union Delegation to Australia's "European Language Award" for her mastery of the Greek language. Although she has never visited Greece, Anastasia started speaking Greek at home with her...

Greece Sends Hundreds of Books to Latin American Diaspora

A shipment of over 400 Greek-language books has been sent to members of the diaspora in Latin America by the government of Greece. This is the first time that the Greek government has ever sent books to members of the...

New Greek Citizenship Test to Require Language Proficiency

As expected, prospective legislation that was brought before the Greek Parliament on Tuesday stipulates that foreign nationals who desire Greek citizenship must demonstrate proficiency in the Greek language. The prospective applicants must sit for exams and demonstrate proficiency in the...

Greek Grandparenting From a Distance: Coronavirus Challenges Precious Bonds

By Ada Leivada “...the miracle of medicine in 2020 is to extend the quality of life of people, many of whom are our mothers and fathers, our grandmothers and grandfathers. We honor and respect everybody. But most importantly we honor...