Arkadisch Kypri Greek
| overview: Greek language|
(see also: Greek writing/Greek alphabet)
| Mykenisch (approx. 1600-1100 v. Chr.)
| oldGreek (approx. 800-300 v. Chr.) |
Äolisch, Arkadisch Kyprisch,
Attisch, Dorisch, Ionisch
| Koine (approx. 300 v. Chr. - 300 n. Chr.)
| Byzantine Greek (approx. 300-1453)
| NewGreek (since 1453) |
Griko, Jevanisch, Kappadokisch,
Pontisch, Tsakonisch, Zypriotisch
Arkadisch Kypri is a old-Greek dialect, which was spoken in Arkadien and on Cyprus. He descends from the mykenischen Greek . In the geographically isolated areas Arkadiens and Cyprus remained this language form also after the Dori invasion.
Over the arkadisch kyprische dialect quite few are well-known. Literature is not delivered in this language form, the only sources is inscriptions. On Cyprus Arkadisch Kypri in the 3 became. Century v. Chr. with the Kypri Silbenschrift written.
Probably also the dialect of the pamphylischen colonies had certain linguistic similarities.