Griko

Facts

  • Language: Griko
  • Alternate names: Apulia-Calabrian Greek, Greko
  • Language code: dells
  • Language family: Indo-European, Classical Indo-European, Graeco-Phrygian, Greek, East Greek, Koineic Greek, Modern Koineic Greek, Nuclear Modern Greek
  • Number of speakers: 40000
  • Script:

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    Introduction

    Griko is a language of Eurasia. The usage status of it is moribund.

    Griko is the dialect of Italiot Greek spoken by Griko people in Salento and in Calabria. Some Greek linguists consider it to be a Modern Greek dialect and often call it Katoitaliótika (Greek: Κατωιταλιώτικα, "Southern Italian") or Grekanika (Γραικάνικα), whereas its own speakers call it Greko (in Calabria) or Griko (in Salento).

    The Griko Verb

    Sample Verb: mareo

    mareo, 'to cook'

    PronounPresentPreterite
    Evòmareomarezzo
    Esùmareimarezze
    Cinomareimarezze
    Emìmareomemarezzamu
    Esìmaretemarezzato
    Cinimareunemarezzane

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