Greek happens to be a language spoken by a relatively small population, and yet it has a substantial cultural appeal at the international level. In the contemporary setting, the Greek language belongs to the cluster of 'less spoken languages' in Europe, belonging to countries with small populations and limited size, and perhaps also rather weak economies and relatively limited political influence. Needless to say, the terms 'less spoken languages' or 'small' languages are used by linguists solely in linguistically quantitative terms to signify the number of people who speak the language, how frequently these languages are used at the international level, in which countries these languages are taught, or how frequently they are translated into other languages.