Wiktionary:About Italiot Greek

This guide is intended for those editing Italiot Greek words in Wiktionary, it is a supplement to Wiktionary:Entry layout explained. All definitions are written in English. Wiktionary uses the term Italiot Greek (Wiktionary language code: grk-ita) to refer to the Greek dialects in Southern Italy. See also: Category:Italiot Greek language.

Italiot Greek (Modern Greek: Κατωιταλιώτικα (Katoïtaliótika)) is the name given to all the dialects of Greek in Italy: Apulian (from Salento) is called Griko/Grico (Γκρίκο), and Calabrian (from Bova) is called Greko/Greco (Γκραίκο). Comparatively, Apulian Griko has a wide array of literature, administrative use, and substantial number of speakers, while Calabrian Greko is a rural tongue with a severe lack of literature and administrative use (it is close to becoming extinct).

Italiot Greek uses both the Greek and Latin scripts.

Italiot Greek is an inflected language, Wiktionary will eventually include all these forms. The main entry for each word is the lemma form—the form listed in (bilingual) dictionaries. Non-lemma entries will refer back to the lemma form. The usual lemma forms are: for nouns the nominative singular, for pronouns and adjectives the masculine, nominative singular, and for verbs the 1st person singular of the present tense

Entry structure


Every entry must consist of at least a language heading and a part of speech (POS) heading:

==Italiot Greek==
===Noun===     (the POS heading)

There is optional text above the Language heading, and three optional headings below it:

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==Italiot Greek==
===Alternative forms===
===See also===

Pre-POS headings


Full guidance is given in the article (Wiktionary:Etymology). The correct etymology is not necessarily the obvious one, it is essential that reliable sources are used.

Post-POS headings

Declension / Conjugation
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