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Greek belongs to the Hellenic branch of the Indo-European language family, and is spoken roughly by about 13 million people throughour europe but mainly in Greece and Cyprus, where it is an official language. Greek is a minority language in parts of Italy, and in Albania, Armenia, Romania and Ukraine too.

Greek was first written in Mycenae with a script known as Linear B, which was used between about 1500 and 1200 BC. This variety of Greek is known as Mycenaean. On Crete another script, known as the Cypriot syllabary, was used to write the local variety of Greek between about 1200 and 300 BC.

The Greek alphabet has been in continuous use since about 750 BC. It was developed from the Canaanite/Phoenician alphabet and the order and names of the letters are derived from Phoenician. The original Canaanite meanings of the letter names was lost when the alphabet was adapted for Greek. For example, alpha comes for the Canaanite aleph (ox) and beta from beth (house).

Wikipedia defines the Greek language and find out lots more information here.

Here is a guide to Greek Pronunication

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