Pontic Greek is a variety of Modern Greek indigenous to the Pontus region on the southern shores of the Black Sea, northeastern Anatolia, and the Eastern Turkish/Caucasus region. Today it is spoken mainly in northern Greece. Its speakers are referred to as Pontic Greeks or Pontian Greeks. The linguistic lineage of Pontic Greek stems from Ionic Greek via Koine and Byzantine Greek, and contains influences from Russian, Turkish, Armenian, and Kurdish. Pontic Greek is an endangered ...
They traditionally speak the Pontic Greek dialect, a distinct form of the standard Greek language which, due to the remoteness of Pontus, has undergone linguistic evolution distinct from that of the rest of the Greek world. The Pontic Greeks had a continuous presence in the region of Pontus (modern-day northeastern Turkey), Georgia, and Eastern Anatolia from at least 700 BC until the Greek genocide and population exchange with Turkey in 1923.
Mithridates VI Eupator (132–63 BC), the most important king of the Kingdom of Pontus
- Early Modern
Rulers of the Trebizond Empire
1. Alexios I Komnenos (1056–1118/1048), Byzantine emperor from 1081 to 1118, and the founder of the Komnenian dynasty 2. Andronikos I of Trebizond, Emperor of Trebizond from 1222 to 1235 3. Ioannis I Megas Komnenos, Emperor of Trebizond from 1235 to 1238 4. Manuel I Megas Komnenos, Emperor of Trebizond from 1238 to 1263 5. Andronikos II Megas Komnenos, Emperor of Trebizond from 1263 to 1266 6. Georgios Megas Komnenos, Emperor of Trebizond from 1266 to 1280 7. Ioannis II Megas Komnenos, Empero...
1. Ecumenical Patriarch John VIII, patriarch of Constantinople from 1064 to 1075. (also saint)
1. Gregory Choniades(died 1302), astronomer 2. Michael Panaretos (1320–c. 1390), historian, protosebastos and protonotarios in the service of Alexios III Megas Komnenos 3. George of Trebizond(1395–1472 or 1473), a philosopher and scholar, one of the pioneers of the Renaissance 4. George Amiroutzes (1400–1470), a Renaissance scholar and philosopher, a servant of Sultan Mehmed II 5. Basilios Bessarion(1403–1472), a Catholic Cardinal Bishop and the titular Latin Patriarch of Constantinople, one...Sevastos Kyminitis (1630–1703), scholar who founded the Phrontisterion of TrapezousConstantine Mourouzis (died 1783), was a Phanariote Prince of Moldavia, and member of the Mourousis familyAlexander Ypsilantis (1792–1828), leader of the Filiki Eteria, Greek military commander and national hero
1. Pamphylia Tanailidi(1891–1937) 2. Periklis Hristoforidis(1907–1983) 3. Panos Papadopulos(1920-2001) 4. Nikos Xanthopoulos(b. 1934) 5. Martha Karagianni(b. 1939) 6. Vasilis N. Triantafillidis(b. 1940) (a.k.a. Harry Klyn) 7. Nikos Sergianopoulos(1952–2008) 8. Ieroklis Michailidis(b. 1960) 9. Denis Podalydès(b. 1963) 10. Fanis Mouratidis(b. 1970) 11. Victoria Haralabidou(b. 1971) 12. Giorgos Kapoutzidis(b. 1972) 13. Alex Dimitriades(b. 1973) 14. Mary Akrivopoulou(b. 1975)
1. Joannis Avramidis(b. 1922), sculptor 1. Arkhip Kuindzhi(1842–1910), Russian landscape painter 2. Sergey Merkurov(1881–1952), prominent Soviet sculptor-monumentalist of Greek-Armenian ancestry 3. Nonda (1922-2005), leading Greek artist of the School of Paris
1. Konstantinos Theofylaktos, was a banker and mayor of Trabzon from 1916 to 1918 2. Filaret Galchev (b. 1963), Russian businessman, chairman of Eurocement group(real name Filaretos Kaltsidis) 3. Mike Lazaridis(b. 1961), founder and co-CEO of Research In Motion (RIM), which created and manufactures the BlackBerry wireless handheld device 4. Dimitris Melissanidis (b. 1946), founder of Aegean Marine Petroleum, president of AEK Athens F.C.from 1992 to 1995 5. Ivan Savvidi (b. 1959), Deputy to th...
Pontic Greeks, Pontian Greeks, Pontians or Greeks of Pontus (Greek: Πόντιοι, Ποντιακός Ελληνισμός or Έλληνες του Πόντου, Turkish: Pontus Rumları) can refer to Greeks specifically from the area of Pontus in the region of the former Empire of Trebizond on the Black Sea coast of Eastern Turkey, or in other cases more generally all Greeks from the shores of the Black Sea or the Pontus.
Los griegos pónticos (en griego Πόντιοι o Έλληνες του Πόντου y en turco Pontus Rumları) son un grupo étnico griego originario del Ponto, una región costera del mar Negro, pero ahora instalado principalmente en Grecia y en Norteamérica.