Byzantine Greeks  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

The Byzantine Greeks (or Byzantines) were a medieval Greek-speaking Orthodox Christian people. They were the main inhabitants of the lands of the Byzantine Empire (Eastern Roman Empire), of Constantinople and Asia Minor (modern Turkey), the Greek islands, Cyprus, and portions of the southern Balkans, and formed large minorities, or pluralities, in the coastal urban centres of the Levant and northern Egypt. Throughout the Middle Ages, the Byzantine Greeks self-identified as Rhōmaîoi (Greek: Template:Lang Template:IPA-el, "Romans"), but are referred to as "Byzantines" and "Byzantine Greeks" in modern historiography.

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Ethnic, religious and political formations

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