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Official language: Greek


Demographics of Greece

According to the 2001 census the population of Greece was 10,964,020. Greece has received a large number of immigrants since the early 1990s. The 2001 census revealed that 797,091 foreigners lived permanently in the country and comprised 6.95% of the total population.

The main ethnic groups were Greeks 93.76%, Albanians 4.32%, Bulgarians 0.39%, Romanians 0.23%, Ukrainians 0.18%, Pakistani 0.14%, Russians 0.12%, Georgians 0.12%, Indians 0.09% and others 0.65%.

Languages

The official language of Greece is Greek, spoken by some 99% of the total population. The Muslim minority in Thrace, which amounts to approximately 0.95% of the total population, consists of speakers of Turkish, Bulgarian (Pomak) and Romani. Romani is also spoken by Christian Roma in other parts of the country.

Other languages are English, French, Arvanitika, Aromanian, Megleno-Romanian and Macedonian Slavic, and the dialects: Cretan, Maniot, Pontic, Sarakatsanika and Tsakonian.

Greek National Institutions for Language

KENTPO EΛΛHNIKHΣ ΓΛΩΣΣAΣ (KEΓ)
Kentro Ellenikis Glossas

Maria Theodoropoulou
Vassiliki Dendrinou
Karamaouna 1, Platia Skra
GR - 551 32 Thessaloniki
Greece
+30-2310-459101-3
mtheod@lit.auth.gr
vdendrin@enl.uoa.gr

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