About the Greek Language
Greek is an Indo-European language and forms part of the Hellenic language family. It uses a writing system, derived from Phoenician script. In turn, the Greek alphabet formed the basis of the Latin, Cyrillic, Coptic, Gothic and Armenian writing systems. During classical antiquity, Greek was a major language of trade and governance, used throughout the Mediterranean region and beyond. Today, words in numerous languages can be traced back to Greek roots.
The Greek language has two primary groups of dialects: Ancient Greek and Modern Greek. Within the Modern Greek language, individual dialects largely break down along regional lines. While dialects can vary widely in vocabulary or pronunciation, our team of translation and interpretation professionals is well equipped to work with all dialects of the Greek language.