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Why do Turks call Greek Yunan?

Why do Turks call Greek Yunan?

The Greek language name for Greece is Hellas. When the name for Greece is similar to Hellas in other languages, the name for Greeks will also be similar. We Turks say Yunan because of Iyonya. It is more of an Anatolian perspective.

What is a person from Greek called?

Instead Greeks refer to themselves as “Έλληνες”— Hellenes. In English, however, both “Greek” and “Hellenic” are used. When most English speakers say “Greek” today, they mean the people and culture associated with the modern nation-state of Greece.