People Group Info
Total Population: 1,987,600ROP3 Code: 103480
IMB Affinity Group: European Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Greek
Language: Modern Greek - (ell)
Religion: Christianity - Orthodox
Country of Origin: Greece
The Greek diaspora have one of the oldest and historically most significant dispersons in the world, with an almost unbroken presence from Homeric times to present.
Greeks are responsible for introducing many literary forms and were pioneers in in many professional fields such as physics, philosophy, history, geometry, and biology.
Greek culture is defined by traditions, music, language, wine, food, art, literature, and the immense passion that Greek people pride themselves on as well as their ethnic and national sense of belonging. As a result, many could be classified as non-religious.
Although the majority of Greeks claim Greek Orthodoxy as their religion, many live a more secular life without a personal relationship with Jesus Christ influencing their daily life.