Day: December 8, 2017

Griko Village in Calabria

The Griko of Calabria: The Italian Greek Holdouts from Antiquity

Cosmos Philly profiles the few surviving Griko communities of the southern Italian region of Calabria. The Griko (sometimes spelled Greko) are the last remnants of thousands of years of Greek presence in Italy, and their language is now critically endangered. Greeks first settled in Italy around the 9th century BC, when inhabitants of mainland Greece […]

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