Spoken L1 Language: Apulia-Calabrian Greek

Comments on subclassification

Lucien van Beek 2022 Robert Browning 1983 Wojciech Sowa 2017

AES status:
Moseley, Christopher 2010
Griko (Calabria) (1339-ell) = Severely endangered; Griko (Salento) (1614-ell) = Severely endangered

Two enclaves of Greek speakers are found in Calabria and Apulia of present-day Italy. They are subsumed in E16/E17/E18/E19/E20/E21/E22/E23/E24/E25/E26's entry on Modern Greek [ell], noting, however that the “Greek of Italy and that of Corsica are probably distinct languages”. Indeed, especially the Apulian variety of Otranto is not intelligible to Greek speakers of Greece ( H. F. Tozer 1889: 37 ), and thus merits a separate entry. I owe this observation to Raoul Zamponi. See also: Modern Greek [ell].

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