Glottocode: apul1237

Two Greek-speaking areas have survived in southern Italy to this day: (a) Apulian Greek in Salento (province of Lecce) and (b) Calabrian Greek in Aspromonte (Reggio Calabria). Greek speakers in Apulia call their language Griko, those in Calabria Griko or Grikanico. Both together can be considered South Italy Greek which is Doric-influenced descendant of Medieval Greek.

Apulian Greek can be heared in the Grecìa Salentina region in the villages of Calimera, Martano, Castrignano de' Greci, Corigliano d'Otranto, Melpignano, Soleto, Sternatia, Zollino and Martignano. Among the 40,000 inhabitants they are only a few thousand fluent speakers.

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