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Greece

Greece Language Stats

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
English > Conversational English prevalence 51% 2000 12th out of 27
French > Conversational French prevalence 9% 2000 13th out of 27
German > Conversational German prevalence 5% 2000 21st out of 27
Italian > Conversational Italian prevalence 3% 2000 10th out of 27
Kurdish speakers > Minimum 20000 2000
Languages Greek 99% (official), other 1% (includes English and French) 2008
Linguistic diversity index 0.175 2009 139th out of 200
Major language(s) Greek 2013
Polish > Conversational Polish prevalence 0.0 2000 17th out of 27
Romani > Romani speaking Roma population > 2000 160,000 2000 9th out of 31
Romani > Romani speaking Roma population > 2000 per 1000 14.66 2000 7th out of 30
Romani > Romani speaking Roma population from total Roma population > 2000 90% 2000 8th out of 31
Romani language > Gypsy > Speakers 160,000 2000 8th out of 29
Russian > Conversational Russian prevalence 1% 2000 16th out of 27
Spanish > Conversational Spanish prevalence 1% 2000 22nd out of 27

SOURCES: SPECIAL EUROBAROMETER 386 “Europeans and their Languages”, p. 21.
; SPECIAL EUROBAROMETER 386 “Europeans and their Languages”, p. 21.; Wikipedia: List of countries by Kurdish-speaking population; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Wikipedia: Linguistic diversity index (Rankings by country) (UNESCO World Report – Investing in Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue); British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; Wikipedia: Romani language; Wikipedia: Romani language. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Dieter W. Halwachs: Rombase, Speakers and Numbers pp1.

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Greece Language Profiles (Subcategories)

Romani 3