Northwest Greek
(4,748 words)

Abstract

Northwest Greek is a subgroup of Doric spoken in a vast area of Central Greece including Epirus, Acarnania, Aetolia, W. and E. Locris, Phocis and Doris, as well as in Epizephyrian Locri. In the Hellenistic period the Aetolian League favored the expansion of a NW. Koina, a mixture of the local Doric dialect with some features borrowed from Att.-Ion. Koine.  

1. Introduction

Northwest (NW.) Greek or NW. Doric is a subgroup of Doric spoken in a vast area extending from the coast of…

Cite this page
Julián Méndez Dosuna, “Northwest Greek”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 27 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000257>
First published online: 2013



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