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The Greek-Speaking World

No other language in Europe has held such fascination on the Western world as the Greek language has. Maybe it is either because of its rich and still surviving mythological traits, or because it remains as a language enigmatic to most people, the fact is that Greek is a language spoken out of Greece mainly due to the large immigration of its citizens throughout the ages and world:


Country Languages (%)
Akrotiri English, Greek
Albania Albanian (official - derived from Tosk dialect), Greek, Vlach, Romani, Slavic dialects
Australia English 78.5%, Chinese 2.5%, Italian 1.6%, Greek 1.3%, Arabic 1.2%, Vietnamese 1%, other 8.2%, unspecified 5.7% (2006 Census)
Cyprus Greek, Turkish, English
Dhekelia English, Greek
European Union Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Gaelic, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish

note: only official languages are listed; German, the major language of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, is the most widely spoken mother tongue - over 19% of the EU population; English is the most widely spoken language - about 49% of the EU population is conversant with it (2007)
Greece Greek 99% (official), other 1% (includes English and French)

Source: CIA – The World Factbook