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The Greek language has the longest documented history of any Indo-European language, spanning 34 centuries of written records
In its modern form, it is the official language of Greece and Cyprus, and one of the 23 official languages of the European Union.

The Greek Language is one of the predominant sources of the international scientific vocabulary. Over fifty thousand English words are derived from the Greek language.
 
It is worth mentioning that the Greek language contains over 1.500.000 word-types, compared to the 167.000 word-types of the English language (42.000 of whom are of Greek origin!).

 
Philosophy, Mathematics, Astronomy, Medicine, Politics are only some of t
he common areas where Greek phrases, words and symbols are extensively used.

 


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