50,000 (Salminen 2007). Ethnic population: 150,000.
Attica (Attiki), Boeotia (Viotia), south Euboea (Evia), and Salamis (Salamina) islands; Thrace; Peloponiso Peninsula, Arkadia; Athens; Peloponnese, mostly northwest ; Andros north. Mainly rural. 300 villages.
Northwestern Arvanitika, South Central Arvanitika, Thracean Arvanitika. Partially intelligible with Albanian Tosk [als]. Dialects perceived as mutually unintelligible.
Youth migrate to Athens and assimilate as Greeks. Some cultural revival since the 1980s. Rapid language shift so regular use is probably confined to a much smaller number of people (2007). Older adults; few if any children learn the language.
The language is heavily influenced by Greek [ell]. Christian.