Greece

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From Latin Graecia, from Ancient Greek Γραικός (Graikós); a character in Greek mythology, the son of Thessalos, the king of Phthia, from whom Ἑλλάς (Hellás, Greece) and Ἕλληνες (Héllēnes, the Greeks) got their names.

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Greece

  1. Country in southeastern Europe having borders with Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Turkey. Member state of the European Union since 1981. Official name: Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία (Ellinikí Dimokratía)).

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