Language Scientific’s Greek Translation Services

Language Scientific provides high quality Greek translation services, supplying technical, medical and scientific translation, localization and interpreting into and out of Greek. We are a US-based language services company serving over 1,500 global corporations. Our specialization, focus, industry-leading quality management standards and customer-centered attitude have earned us the trust of many of the world’s best technology, engineering, bio-medical and pharmaceutical companies.

Language Scientific has two divisions—Technical and Engineering Localization and Translation Services Division and Medical and Pharmaceutical Localization and Translation Services Division. Both groups provide a full range of Greek language services including:

We offer a unique depth of subject-matter expertise via our Advanced Scientific Knowledge network (ASKnetwork™) and globalization know-how for companies in the Aerospace & Defense, Chemical, Clinical Research, Energy, Healthcare, Industrial Manufacturing, Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, Technology and related industries. Our ASKnetwork™ of over 6,000 specialists comprises multilingual engineers, doctors and scientists working in over 75 countries on 5 continents.

Language Scientific’s unique Accreditation Program for Technical and Medical Translators, along with a rigorous Quality Management System, ensures the quality standards that our clients have come to depend on. Language Scientific’s Quality Management System is ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 17100:2015 certified.

At Language Scientific, we are driven by the mission to set the new Standard of Quality for technical translation and localization. It is this mission that drives our success and sets us apart as a company. When you need precise global communication, Language Scientific is the clear choice.

Greek Language Statistics/Facts:

Greek is the official language of Greece, Cyprus and the European Union. Albania, Armenia, Italy, Romania and Ukraine recognize Greek as an official minority language. Greek is spoken by more than 13 million people worldwide, with many diaspora communities scattered around North America and Europe. Greek is the preferred language in Greece with nearly all citizens attaining a high level fluency.

The Greek alphabet has been the writing style of Greek and remains unchanged since ancient Greece. Many letters of the Greek alphabet are common in western culture. Particularly these letters are prominent signs and characters in the fields of mathematics, finance and the sciences. Greek symbols are also a popular foundation in “Greek Life” on many college campuses North America. Many English vocabulary words have also been borrowed from the Greek lexicon. Some examples include academy, mathematics, democracy and philosophy.

While many natives of Greece speak Greek, some natives may be fluent in English, French, Spanish or Italian. Knowledge of more than one language is more common in youth and immigrants than it is for the elderly population of Greece. Greek is categorized under the Indo-European language group and belongs to the Hellenic subgroup of languages.

Greek Dialects:

  • Demotic
  • Katharevousa
  • Pontic
  • Cappadocian
  • Italiot
  • Yevanic
  • Tsakonian

Countries where Greek is spoken:

  • Albania
  • Congo
  • Libya
  • Sweden
  • Armenia
  • Djibouti
  • Macedonia
  • Tunisia
  • Australia
  • Egypt
  • Malawi
  • Turkey
  • Austria
  • France
  • Mozambique
  • Ukraine
  • Bahamas
  • Georgia
  • Paraguay
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Bulgaria
  • Germany
  • Poland
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada
  • Hungary
  • Romania
  • United States
  • Congo
  • Italy
  • Russian Federation
  • Cyprus
  • Jordan
  • Sierra Leone
  • Czech Republic
  • Kazakhstan
  • South Africa

Greek Country Data:

Country: Greece

Capital: Athens
Population: 10,768,477
Parliamentary Republic: President Prokopis Pavlopoulos
Currency: Euro (replaced the Drachma after 2,650 years of use)
GDP (ppp): $26,700
Unemployment: 24.6%
Government Type: Parliamentary Republic
Industries: Tourism, Shipping, Food and Tobacco, Chemicals, Mining
Provinces: There are 147 provinces in Greece.

Greek History

Ancient Greek civilization developed as migratory tribes from Turkish regions travelled to and established a culture in the land of modern day Greece. Out of this cultural development, the ancient Greek civilization gained a position of elite political power in Europe which spanned for several centuries. The ancient Greek civilization was further advanced under both the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations. The Greek island of Crete became the center of Minoan civilization between the 27th and 15th centuries BC. The alphabetic scripts of Linear A and Linear B are attributed to the Minoan and Mycenaean cultures respectively. These writing scripts of ancient Greece provide evidence to the degree of literary advancement that these early communities experienced. Furthermore, these literary scripts, especially Linear B, mark the beginning of the development of the Greek language. The collapse of these historic civilizations, along with other mediterranean cultures, marked the end of the Bronze Age and the beginning of the Greek Dark Ages.

The Dark Ages in Greece lasted approximately 4 centuries, during the 12th to 8th centuries BC, and was most likely caused by an invasion and subsequent destruction of Greek cities and monuments. Throughout this period, the Greek civilization declined and stopped using the Linear B writing script. While the Dark Ages are not remembered as a period of extreme growth in Greek history, few events did further the Greek culture. For example, the first Olympic Games were held in 776 BC, Homer wrote the Iliad and the Odyssey and Greek began to pick up iron smelting for weapons.

Koine Greek was spoken during the 4th century BC and was further spread to foreign lands under the expansion of Greek territory by Alexander the Great. Koine was local language spoken in Athens during this period is today recognized as the first official Greek dialect. Koine spread as far as India and Egypt and further developed into a language used by the Roman Empire. Koine Greek continued to gain popularity into the Medieval Greek period. The Koine language declined in regional use as the Byzantine Empire collapsed towards the end of the Medieval Greek period.

Modern Greek was further developed out of the lack of a language for Greek communities. The earliest use of the Modern Greek language originated from as far back as the 11th century. Yet the beginning of the Modern Greek period began towards the end of the 15th century. In the 19th century the two forms of Greek, Demotic and Katharevousa, coexisted in Greek culture. Demotic Greek, is the Modern language form that was adapted to form the contemporary official language of Greece.

Greece is located in the Balkan Peninsula and due to its strategic location on the water, the culture has revolved around maritime activities for centuries. The majority of the Greek regions as well as the islands are covered with mountains. In the past century, migratory patterns have changed and Greece has experienced an urbanization movement. Many Greek communities have left their rural farm communities to live in many of Greeks urban centers, especially Athens.