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Cypriot is one of the Ancient Greek dialects. It was used on the island of Cyprus orally and in writing until the end of the Hellenistic period. Its close structural similarities to Arcadian, a Greek dialect of the Peloponnese, and the shared features between the two dialects have an impact on the reconstruction of the migrat…

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Anna Panayotou-Triantaphyllopoulou, “Cypriot”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 27 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000083>
First published online: 2013

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