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Many people might be surprised to find out that Greek people don’t actually call Greece, “Greece.” They use the word Hellas/Hellada. this is the word for Greece, in the native tongue. Greece comes from the Latin word “Graecia” which was first used by the Romans. It then spread all across the world, which is why many different countries called Greece, Greece instead of Hellada.
 
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Yup, Hellas (Ellas / Ελλάς) is the actual name of Greece, Hellenes (Ellines / Έλληνες) are the people, and Hellenic (Ellinika / Ελληνικά) is the language. I'm not sure where Hellada (Ellada / Ελλάδα) comes from even though it's more commonly used than Hellas when speaking Greek.
 
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Yup, Hellas (Ellas / Ελλάς) is the actual name of Greece, Hellenes (Ellines / Έλληνες) are the people, and Hellenic (Ellinika / Ελληνικά) is the language. I'm not sure where Hellada (Ellada / Ελλάδα) comes from even though it's more commonly used than Hellas when speaking Greek.
Yes, the only time I hear “Hellas” spoken is at sporting events when people say “Hellas Ole” 🎉
 
The English name Greece and the similar adaptations in other languages derive from the Latin name Graecia (Greek: Γραικία), literally meaning 'the land of the Greeks', which was used by Ancient Romans to denote the area of modern-day Greece.You can search on google also

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Many people might be surprised to find out that Greek people don’t actually call Greece, “Greece.” They use the word Hellas/Hellada. this is the word for Greece, in the native tongue. Greece comes from the Latin word “Graecia” which was first used by the Romans. It then spread all across the world, which is why many different countries called Greece, Greece instead of Hellada.
Yes! The "Greek word" for Greece is totally different. Hellada is where the word, Hellenic, comes from. This is a fun tidbit! Many people don't realize it.
 
Many people might be surprised to find out that Greek people don’t actually call Greece, “Greece.” They use the word Hellas/Hellada. this is the word for Greece, in the native tongue. Greece comes from the Latin word “Graecia” which was first used by the Romans. It then spread all across the world, which is why many different countries called Greece, Greece instead of Hellada.
It is true that, speaking of words, the English Greece comes from the Latin Graecia, but this word is < Gr. Graikia, the land of the Graikoi. In ancient times, specific ethnic names were used, IN GREEK, for the generic "/greeks/", namely Akheoi, Iaones, Graikoi, etc., and Aristotle mentions the equivalence of Graikoi and Hellenes. // It is hard to tell when Hellas or Hellespont were coined and when they came in general use in the Greek oikoumene [from Asia Minor to Magna Graecia].
 
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Yup, Hellas (Ellas / Ελλάς) is the actual name of Greece, Hellenes (Ellines / Έλληνες) are the people, and Hellenic (Ellinika / Ελληνικά) is the language. I'm not sure where Hellada (Ellada / Ελλάδα) comes from even though it's more commonly used than Hellas when speaking Greek.
I do not know either where or when HELLADA comes from, but I know that the genitive case of the ancient HELLAS is hellados -- the obvious basis of the mystery word.
 

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History of the Greek bailouts/financial crisis?

I'm reaching out to tap into our collective knowledge regarding a significant episode in recent economic history — the Greek financial crisis and the bailouts that followed. This period, marked by severe economic downturns, austerity measures, and complex international negotiations, has had long-lasting implications not only for Greece but for the European Union as a whole. Some things:
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Question about Greece during WWI

I am trying to learn more about Greek history. This is a family project! What I am learning about now is Greece's involvement in WWI. From what I've gathered, Greece had a rather complex and interesting stance during World War I, but I'm looking for more in-depth information.

Could anyone here provide insights or point me towards resources that detail:

  1. Greece's political climate leading up to its involvement in WWI.
  2. The significance of the National Schism and how it affected Greece's participation.
  3. Key battles or military campaigns that Greek forces were involved in.
Thanks so much!
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