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Byzantine Tombstone with Greek Inscription Found in Israel

A tombstone dating back to the Byzantine era was recently found in Israel, it was made public on Wednesday. The Byzantine tombstone is circular and has an inscription in the Greek language. The message reads ''blessed Maria, who lived an immaculate...

PM Invites Young Greek Language Students to Visit Greece in Summer 2021

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis invited dozens of Greek school children from all over the world as well as children of different nationalities learning the Greek language to visit the country in the Summer of 2021 during a Monday teleconference. The...

Coronavirus Pandemic Forces Greeks to Switch to Online Learning

By Ada Leivada While factories, shops, cafes, restaurants, hotels and even airline companies are trying to figure out how they will survive the financial catastrophe that the new coronavirus brings with it, businesses are finding ways to remain operational by...

Why I Love the Summer Greek Language Camp

By Ada Leivada The following is the story of Dimitris, a Greek-American teenager and student of Greek Lessons OnLine, who shares his experience of the time he spent in Greece at the school's summer camp. Unlike other boys of his...

Nations Which Owe their Name to the Greek Language

It is estimated that at least 5,000 words -- and most likely many more -- used in almost all languages spoken today across the world stem from the Greek language. Perhaps a bit more surprisingly, some of the very...

Calabrian Greek, a Language on the Brink of Extinction

There are two minority Greek languages officially recognized in Italy's south. Greko and Griko -- both spoken by the "Calabrian Greeks" -- are both timeless testaments to the ancient Greeks' colonization of southern Italy in the 8th and 7th...

Greek Yiayia Honored for Learning Pontic Greek Dialect at 92

Maria Sotiriadou, a 92-year old Greek woman living in Thessaloniki, will soon be honored by the University of Macedonia for her dedication to learning the Pontic Greek dialect through a series of classes offered by the University. Born in June...

''Una Faccia, Una Razza'': The Fascinating Story of Greco-Italian Bonds

From cuisine, physical appearance, and, linguistic similarities to their massive cultural interrelationships, Greeks and Italians have so much in common, that one would need years to itemize each and every aspect of the bonds these two proud nations share...

Crete Polytechnic Offers New Course in Chinese Language

The Polytechnic of Crete announced on Wednesday it is offering a course on the Chinese Language this academic year, following an agreement with the Hanban Organization of China. Hanban, also known as the Confucius Institute Headquarters, is the colloquial abbreviation...

The Reason Iranians Do Not Pronounce the Greek PM's Given Name

A very strange yet funny coincidence became public on social media recently by a few people, who speak Persian, the official language of Iran. Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the newly-elected Conservative Prime Minister of Greece, became globally known on July 7th, when...