Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Map Postcard of Cyprus

The best island

postmarked in 2013 with two Cyprus stamps, one required refugee stamp and one from the 2012 London Olympics

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Cyprus has two official languages, Greek and Turkish. Armenian and Cypriot Maronite Arabic are recognized as minority languages. Although without official status, Russian is widely spoken among the country's minorities, residents and citizens of post-Soviet countries, as well as Pontic Greeks. It is used and spoken by approximately 100,000 people. In addition to these languages, 76% of the population of Cyprus speak English, 12% speak French, and 5% speak German.

The everyday spoken language of Greek Cypriots is Cypriot Greek and that of Turkish Cypriots is Cypriot Turkish. These both differ from their respective standard register quite significantly.


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