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Topic: Arvanitic language

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Arvanitic (or Arvanitika, Arvanitic: О‘ПЃbОµМ°ПЃОЇПѓМ€П„Оµ / ArbГ«rГ­shte, Greek: О‘ПЃОІО±ОЅОЇП„О№ОєО± / ArvanГ­tika) is an Indo-European language sharing a common origin with the Albanian Tosk dialect.
Arvanitic is partially intelligible with Tosk but not intelligible with Gheg.
Arvanitic is considered an endangered language as the descendants of Arvanite speakers have not been learning it.
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Arvanites also live near the Albanian border, in most departments of Epirus and in the Florina and Kastoria departments of Macedonia; also, in the border (with Turkey) department of Evros (in Thrace) and in the Salonica department (where they settled along with other Orthodox refugees from Eastern Thrace, in the 1920’s).
Like the rest of the population, since the 1950s, Arvanites have been emigrating from their villages to the cities and especially to the capital Athens, which, incidentally, was a mainly Albanian (Arvanite) small town in the early 1800’s, before becoming the Greek state’s capital (Nakratzas, 1992:87-8).
Today, Arvanite ethnic identity is perceived by many members of the community as distinct from that of the other Greeks who have Greek as their mother tongue but as fully compatible with Greek national identity (likewise for many Vlachs and Macedonians).
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 Osmanlı Tarihi Kültürü Medeniyeti Edebiyatı Sanatı
The related languages spoken in Italian and Greek enclaves have a common origin with Tosk and appear to be related most closely to the dialect of Çamëria in the extreme south of Albania.
Due to the heavy influence of the Italian and Greek languages with which they have come into contact, they have diverged significantly from standard Albanian and are regarded by their speakers as distinct languages.
Languages sharing a common origin with Tosk are spoken by the Arbëreshë of Italy and among the Arvanites of Greece.
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Languages sharing a common origin with Tosk are spoken in Italian and Greek enclaves and appear to be related most albanian cuisine closely to the dialect of Çamëria in the extreme south of Albania.
Due to the heavy influence of the Italian and Greek languages with which they have come into contact, they have diverged significantly from standard Tosk Albanian albanian midi and are widely regarded as separate languages within the same albanian men language family.
Albanian, in the Tosk dialect, is the official language of Albania.
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Arvanitika or Arvanitic (native name: arbërisht, Greek: αρβανίτικα arvanitika) is the variety of Albanian traditionally spoken by the Arvanites, a population group in Greece.
According to [6] "macrolanguages" are defined as "clusters of closely-related language varieties that [7] can be considered individual languages, yet in certain usage contexts a single language identity for all is needed".
Sella-Mazi, Eleni (1997): "Διγλωσσία και ολιγώτερο ομιλούμενες γλώσσες στην Ελλάδα" and lesser-spoken languages in Greece".
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Arvanites are predominantly Greek Orthodox Christians and identify themselves ethnically and nationally as Greeks.
Arvanites in the south of Greece are believed to be the descendants of Albanian-speaking settlers, who moved south at different times between the 11th century and the 15th century from what is today southern Albania and northwest Greece (Biris 1960, Poulos 1950, Panagiotopulos 1985).
The regions traditionally inhabited by Arvanites in the south of Greece are found across large parts of Attica, Boeotia, the Peloponnese, the south of the island of Euboea and the north of the island of Andros.
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 Greeks Encyclopedia Article @ Dinersaurs.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Modern Greek is recognizably the same as the language of Heraclius under Evangelicals in the 5th century BC.
It became fairly common with the emergence, in the late 18th century, of the nation-state and its gradual consolidation, but it was not until the early 20th century that its popular use was firmly re-established.
There is also clear linguistic continuity between the language of Ethnic groups in Bulgaria and the various dialects of Classical Greece.
www.dinersaurs.com /encyclopedia/Greeks   (4229 words)

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Languages that cannot be reliably classified into any family are known as language isolates.
A language isolated in its own branch within a family, such as Greek within Indo-European, is often also called an isolate, but such cases are usually clarified.
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Arvanitic alphabet is now only used in Greece.
Turkic language spoken by a small group of Orthodox Christians in northern Greece.
The Old Nubian language of Makuria used the Greek alphabet augmented with three Coptic letters and three unique letters.
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Like the rest of the population%2C since the 1950%27s%2C Arvanites have been emigrating from their villages to the cities and especially to the capital Athens%2C which%2C incidentally%2C was a mainly Albanian %28Arvanite%29 small town in the early 1800%27s%2C before becoming the Greek state%27s capital %28Nakratzas%2C 1992%3A87-8%29.
Those%2C though%2C who moved to the cities soon abandoned the use of the language as it was unintelligible to most other city dwellers and was even perecived as a sign of backwardness%3B on the other hand%2C the children had no way of learning the language because it is not allowed to be taught at school.
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 Greeks: learn greek, greek restaurant, greek mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Modern Greek is recognizably the same as the language of Athens under Pericles in the 5th century BC.
Greeks speak the Greek language, an Indo-European language which forms a branch in itself, although seems to be more closely related to Armenian (see also Graeco-Armenian) and the Indo-Iranian languages.
Yevanic, also known as Romaniote or Judeo-Greek, is the language of the Greek Jews (Romaniotes), and survives in small communities in Greece, New York and Israel.
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It was the first true alphabet, that is, one with a symbol for each vowel and consonant, and is the oldest alphabet in use today.
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Surguch, a Turkic language spoken by a small group of Orthodox Christians in northern Greece.
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 Albania Information Center - albania media
The language is Albanian, although Greek is also spoken butrint, albania by the Greek minority in the export to albania south regions of the country.
In the area of Gorë in the Kukës district is spoken a Slavic language called Gorani.
The village of Shishtavec is the main hub of the Gorani language.
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Arvanites (Greek: Αρβανίτες, see below for more about names) are a population group in Greece whose linguistic heritage is Arvanitic, a form of Albanian.
While most historians regard the ancestors of today's Arvanites as part of the same medieval population groups that are also the ancestors to present-day Albanians, some Greek authors have argued that the settlers were not ethnic Albanians in a true sense.
Names The name Arvanites and its equivalents are today used both in Greek (Αρβανίτες) and in Arvanitic itself (Arbërorë, spelled Αρbε̰ρόρε̰ in the Greek-based Arvanitic alphabet).
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 greek_alphabet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Linear B is descended from Linear A, which was developed by the Minoans, whose language was probably unrelated to Greek; consequently the Minoan syllabary did not provide an ideal medium for the transliteration of Greek language sounds.
For other neighboring languages or dialects, such as Ancient Macedonian, isolated words are preserved in Greek texts, but no continuous texts are preserved.
The Old Nubian language of Makuria (modern Sudan) used the Greek alphabet until about AD 1400, augmented with three Coptic letters, two letters derived from Meroitic script, and a digraph of two Greek gammas used for ng.
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 All Empires History Forum: Arvanitic, a dying language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The same happened with the arvanites, who were isolated from the rest of the albanianspeaking communities, and developed their own dialect.
The relations between the Arvanites and the Despotate of Epirus were not really good.One of the Despots of Epirus had killed so many Albanians that acquired for himself the nickname Arvanitoktonos(albanian-killer).Later they were invited by the catalans of Athens to settle in Attica and by the Despot of Moreas to settle the region of Pelopponesos.
The arvanites clothe the same as the albanians, they use the fustanellas with 400 or more pieces, they use the white, the red, the fl and the gold in their suits, the same as albanians (as Lord Byron noticed in Childe Harold).
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 Albania Resource Center - albania media
Their descendants in Greece and Italy have been called in different ways with the passing of the years: Arbërór (in Arvanitic) or more andon albania commonly Arvanites (in Greek), Arbënuer, Arbënor, Arbëneshë, Arbëreshë.
There seems to export to albania be no doubt that the albania money root Alb- or Arb- is earlier than Shqip-, from which the modern name of the state (Shqipëria) derives, a name which appears only in the time of the Turkish invasions.
The language is Albanian, although Greek is also spoken by the Greek minority in the southern regions of the country.
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 Ethnologue report for Greece
Of those, 14 are living languages and 2 are extinct.
The Greek of Italy and that of Corsica are probably separate languages (R. Zamponi 1992).
Dialects: Structurally a distinct language from Romanian, Macedo Romanian, and Istro Romanian (F. Agard).
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 Tsakonian language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tsakonian is a dialect of the Indo-European Greek language, now widely agreed to be descended from the Doric branch.
Geographical barriers to travel and communication kept the Tsakonians relatively isolated from the rest of Greece until the 19th century, although there was some trade between the coastal towns.
Standard Modern Greek is the official language of government, commerce and education and it appears inevitable that the continued modernization of Tsakonia will lead to the language's disappearance sometime this century.
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The preservation, cultivation and promotion of all the languages will be declared as essential element of the con-federal governmental policies in free Sudan.
A perspective of 25 years will be offered for the promotion of the aforementioned eight official languages as educational media at the level of respective universities.
The same time perspective will be given to another 20 languages so that they be developed and promoted properly in order to finally become medium for Primary and Secondary education for the native speakers.
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Through the creation of a fake modern Arabic language, the French prevented a genuine Nation building in the area, ensured that the local peoples would never have access to their identity, and like this gave the Wahhabist sheikhs a most powerful tool of de-personification, de-valorization, radicalization and barbarization.
Arabic had ceased to exist as native language (with the aforementioned exception); it was only the religious language of the Muslims, but it was a dead language — which means that it was not native to anyone.
Among these 17 native languages, the most active to participate in the linguistic amalgamation phenomenon were precisely Aramaic, Coptic and Berberic (in their respective areas).
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 Albanian History! - Page 6 - Balkanium
I said that our language descents from a language that was spoken in the pre-hellenic pre-illyrian ancient times, and you might give to that language the name pelasgian.
Whereas Greeks developing their language abandoned or altered some words, Arvanites (for instance) hold their language intact, and some of their basic dictionary resembles the Homeric\pre-Homeric one.
arvanitic is a dialect of albanian, and it is very much similar to tosk, except for some words or expressions maybe.
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 WMC-News - Announcement by Dr Georios Nakratzas - a political advisorof EFA on minority issues in Creece and the Balkans
Bletsas was acquitted, by unanimous decision of the Athens Three-Member Appeal Court, of the charge brought against him by the right-wing member of parliament of the New Democracy party, Mr.
Bletsas of distributing or displaying a leaflet published by the European Bureau for Lesser-Used Languages (EBLUL) which asserted the existence in Greece of five linguistic minorities.
7) The letter of protest signed by 81 delegates from all over Europe attending the international conference on local or minority languages held in the Netherlands on 30 November 2001, demanding the acquittal of Mr.
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 California Chronicle: The Secret Reasons of the Darfur Genocide: fake Arabic imposed on Non-Arabs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
So, Makkouria adopted Greek as holy, religious and administrative language, and the Makkourian priests of Jesus, imitating the Meroitic priests of Amun, wrote down their language in Greek characters, but because of lack of many bilingual documents Makkourian, like Meroitic, has not yet been deciphered.
Nubians are terribly oppressed in present day Egypt and Sudan, because of the imposed Arabic nationalism that undermines the historical importance of the Nubian as language, and consists in a massively expressed racism against Nubian.
Their name, rather pronounced Biga in the modern Egyptian Arabic language, is permanently close to the island of Philae, since it became the modern name of an island next to the Isis temple island, namely the so-called Abaton in Ancient Greek, i.e.
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