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Greek (Ελληνικά)

Modern Greek refers to the varieties of Greek spoken in the modern era. The beginning of the "modern" period of the language 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 had been present centuries earlier - from the third century BC to the tenth century AD. During much of this time, the language existed in a situation of diglossia, with regional spoken dialects existing side by side with learned, archaic written forms. Most notably, during much of the 19th and 20th centuries, it was known in the competing varieties of popular Demotic and learned Katharevousa. Today, Standard Modern Greek, based on Demotic, is the official language of both Greece and Cyprus. Greek is spoken today by approximately 12-15 million people, mainly in Greece and Cyprus, but also by minority and immigrant communities in many other countries. (Ref: Wikipedia)

Greek on whatamieating.com

To find foods and foods and food-related items in whatamieating.com in Greece you may search by any of the following terms:
Greece Greek

You may use any of the above terms in any search you make using 'Translate from English' so that if you wish to search for a translation of pearl barley, choose whichever of these language terms that you think is most appropriate, say:
'Pearl barley Greece' and then click on 'Translate from English'

Also included in the glossary are dishes from the cuisine of the region, cookery terms, cooking methods, drinks, food festivals, days of the week, months of the year etc.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_Greek

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