Day: October 18, 2015

Why are Greeks called Greek in English, Yunan in Turkish and Arabic, Ellines in Greek?

By: | Post date: 2015-10-18 | Comments: 2 Comments
Posted in categories: Culture, History, Modern Greek

Thx for A2A. The Wikipedia treatment of the topic, Names of the Greeks, is pretty damn good. Basic story: The Classical Greek term for Greeks, Hellenes, had not generalised until early Classical times. Before then, Greek tribes used local terms for themselves, and any peoples that came in touch with them would pick up those […]

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