Approximately 99 percent of the people in Greece speak Greek. However, people in Greece start learning English in the third grade, therefore most Greeks who are under 40 are also fluent in English. Other languages that G... More »

The Ancient Greeks spoke Ancient Greek with three different major dialects: Aeolic, Doric and Ionic. They were the first Europeans to both read and write with an alphabet. This alphabet eventually led to the development ... More »

The Mayan language family is composed of Mesoamerican Indian languages derived from the ancestral language Proto-Mayan, which was spoken thousands of years ago by inhabitants of the Mayan empire. The empire thrived for h... More »

Athens, Greece, had an estimated population of over 3.4 million people as of 2011. Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece and is located near the eastern coast of central Greece. Greece is estimated to have a t... More »

The country of Greece is located in south-central Europe and to the east of Italy. It is bordered by Albania, the Republic of Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north and juts out into the Mediterranean Sea. More »

Greece experiences a dry-summer subtropical climate, which is commonly referred to as the Mediterranean climate, according to the Köppen climate-classification system. The two main seasons of the Mediterranean climate ar... More »

The general terrain of Greece is mountainous, comprising 80 percent of the country's mountains and hills, interspersed with numerous islands and islets around the Ionian and Aegean seas. Its main topographical features i... More »