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George Poulimenos

George Poulimenos was born in Athens. A direct descendant of a Greek refugee family from the Kato Panaghia (now Ciftlik) village of Izmir, he is keenly interested in the History of Smyrna/Izmir with particular emphasis on old maps and commercial guides. A key speaker at the first Levantine Symposium of Izmir he presented a paper on an unknown episode of Greek resistance during World War 2.

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A Smyrneika Lexicon

The Language of Smyrna (Izmir, Turkey) Explained and Illustrated
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0251-4
A lexicon of Smyrneika, the Greek dialect that functioned as a lingua franca amongst the Levantine merchant communities of the Mediterranean. Rediscovering Turkey’s Ottoman past, including lost minority cultures… a study by three amateur lexicographers. The vocabulary is followed by a collection of proverbs and a series of dialogues illustrating the language and customs … “ Peter Mackridge