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In Cyprus, three languages are spoken. English is the universal language, whilst Greek is prevalent south of the UN Green Line and Turkish to the north. This is owing to the sectioning of communities after the events of 1974 on the island. The people of the island are friendly, regardless of where you are, and will appreciate efforts a tourist makes in speaking their language.
For south of the Green Line, the following phrases may be useful:
'K' in the list below is pronounced with a 'G' sound as in 'Go'. P is pronounced with a 'B' sound.