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  1. Greeksnoun

    Plural form of Greek.

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  1. Greeks

    The Greeks or Hellenes (; Greek: Έλληνες, Éllines [ˈelines]) are an ethnic group and nation indigenous to Greece, Cyprus, southern Albania, Anatolia, parts of Italy and Egypt, and to a lesser extent, other countries surrounding the Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea. They also form a significant diaspora (omogenia), with many Greek communities established around the world.Greek colonies and communities have been historically established on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea, but the Greek people themselves have always been centered on the Aegean and Ionian seas, where the Greek language has been spoken since the Bronze Age. Until the early 20th century, Greeks were distributed between the Greek peninsula, the western coast of Asia Minor, the Black Sea coast, Cappadocia in central Anatolia, Egypt, the Balkans, Cyprus, and Constantinople. Many of these regions coincided to a large extent with the borders of the Byzantine Empire of the late 11th century and the Eastern Mediterranean areas of ancient Greek colonization. The cultural centers of the Greeks have included Athens, Thessalonica, Alexandria, Smyrna, and Constantinople at various periods. In recent times, most ethnic Greeks live within the borders of the modern Greek state or in Cyprus. The Greek genocide and population exchange between Greece and Turkey nearly ended the three millennia-old Greek presence in Asia Minor. Other longstanding Greek populations can be found from southern Italy to the Caucasus and southern Russia and Ukraine and in the Greek diaspora communities in a number of other countries. Today, most Greeks are officially registered as members of the Greek Orthodox Church.Greeks have greatly influenced and contributed to culture, visual arts, exploration, theatre, literature, philosophy, ethics, politics, architecture, music, mathematics, medicine, science, technology, commerce, cuisine and sports. The Greek language is the oldest written language still in use and its vocabulary has been the basis of many languages, including English as well as international scientific nomenclature. Greek was by far the most widely spoken lingua franca in the Mediterranean world and the New Testament of the Christian Bible was also originally written in Greek.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Greeks in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Greeks in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Greeks in a Sentence

  1. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis:

    The death of Manolis Glezos leaves Greeks poorer, but the legacy of his life leaves Greece richer, his example, that of a true patriot and fighter, is a guiding light for us all. And it gives us the strength to unite to overcome difficulties, like those we are experiencing today.

  2. Eric Hoffer:

    The Greeks invented logic but were not fooled by it.

  3. Anne Louise Germaine de Staël:

    The sense of this word among the Greeks affords the noblest definition of it; enthusiasm signifies God in us.

  4. Virgil:

    Do not trust the horse, Trojans Whatever it is, I fear the Greeks, even though they bring gifts.

  5. Yorgos Geniatakis:

    We Greeks are famous for our hospitality and we're proud of that, of course Greek people will be happy to see tourists.

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