Modern Greek

Dialects and varieties of the Greek language spoken in the modern era
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Modern Greek language
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ελληνικά (greek)
νέα ελληνικά‎ (greek)
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latitude34.75
longitude33
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latitude39
longitude22
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number of speakers
15,000,000
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Greek language
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8/10/2003
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Modern Greek (Νέα Ελληνικά or Νεοελληνική Γλώσσα) refers collectively to the dialects of the Greek language spoken in the modern era, and includes Standard Modern Greek. The end of the Medieval Greek period and the beginning of Modern Greek is often symbolically assigned to the fall of the Byzantine Empire in 1453, even though that date marks no clear linguistic boundary and many characteristic modern features of the language arose centuries earlier, between the fourth and the fifteenth centuries AD. During most of the period, the language existed in a situation of diglossia, with regional spoken dialects existing side by side with learned, more archaic written forms, as with the vernacular and learned varieties (Dimotiki and Katharevousa) that co-existed throughout much of the 19th and 20th centuries.
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Modern Greek (language)
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Modern Greek language (1453-)
Νέα ελληνικά
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Neo-Hellenic
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Andriotis Dictionary
Modern Hellenic language
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Neo Hellenic
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