Hellenic languages

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Hellenic
Greek
Geographic
distribution:
Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Anatolia and the Black Sea region
Linguistic classification:Indo-European
Proto-language:Proto-Greek
Subdivisions:
ISO 639-5:grk

The Hellenic languages are a branch of languages from the Indo-European language family. The main language is Greek. Many people say that Greek is the only language in the branch.[2][3] Some people also say that the ancient Macedonian language is part of the branch.[4] Others say it was simply a dialect of Greek.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Graeco-Phrygian". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. Browning (1983), Medieval and Modern Greek, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  3. Joseph, Brian D. and Irene Philippaki-Warburton (1987): Modern Greek. London: Routledge, p. 1.
  4. LinguistList, Ancient Macedonian
  5. David Dalby. The Linguasphere Register of the World's Languages and Speech Communities (1999/2000, Linguasphere Press). Pp. 449-450.