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Constantinople Greeks: The Cosmopolitans of Byzantium’s Capital

Most people are aware of the song “Istanbul was Constantinople” and perhaps no better than the Greeks of Istanbul themselves.

Pontic Greek Still Spoken by Thousands in Northern Turkey

Pontic Greek, which closely resembles Ancient Greek still lives on today, in communities near Turkey's Black Sea coast.

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?

Countries with Names Deriving 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.

Dogs Can Tell Difference Between Familiar and Unfamiliar Languages

Dogs are smarter than you think; according to recent research, dogs can distinguish between languages they are familiar with and those they've never heard before. Researchers scanned the brains of 18 dogs with an MRI machine while the canines heard...

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

Greeks and Italians have so much in common, that one would need years to itemize each aspect of the bonds they share.

How Being Bilingual Affects Your Brain

Being bilingual or multilingual has been proven to have countless beneficial impacts on the brains of those who speak more than one language. According to recent data, most of the world's population, or 43%, are bilingual, 40% are monolingual, and...

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...

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?

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...