About the Greek language
Modern Greek has evolved from Ancient Greek and has been the official language of Greece since 1829. Around 15 million people speak Greek, including half a million in southern Cyprus. It is also spoken by emigrant communities in many other countries.
It constitutes a separate branch of the Indo-European language family and has its own alphabet which has been in use for three millennia.
Along with Latin, Greek has had a major influence on the vocabulary of other European languages.