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Demotic Greek

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Partial calque of Greek δημοτική [γλώσσα] (dimotikí [glóssa], [language] of the people).

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Demotic Greek (uncountable)

  1. The Greek vernacular language which became the official Modern Greek in 1976 when Katharevousa was replaced. Written in polytonic script until 1982, and in monotonic script after 1982.

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