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Old 03-07-2011, 02:30 PM
lemac is offline
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Originally Posted by Hypnagogic Jerk View Post
What he means is that modern Greeks are closely ethnically related to modern Slavs (South Slavs at least). Slavic is an ethno-linguistic group, it can refer both to the languages and to the ethnicities.

Aren't Romanians also closely related to Slavs, despite them speaking a non-Slavic language?
I don't really understand how that would make the Greeks Slavic. I have no doubt that the Greeks are closely related to the peoples that surround them, but why would all these peoples be called Slavic? Why not call all of them Greek instead? Or Romanian, or Thracian, or Illyrian...?