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They don’t include Salento because of the Griko population.
I might not have Griko Ancestry, and my genes are closer to other Apulians.
I mean that I’m not related to recent Medievel Greeks, but rather to older Magna Grecia or older. Same as other Apulians.
Well, I don't know from where you draw your ancestry, but northern Apulia didn't really fit into Magna Graecia according to most scholars. The migration might have been more from people a bit further north in the Balkans. However, there would have been a lot of mixing over the centuries since, obviously. I also don't think the Byzantines were only in the Salento. Of course, for the Byzantines, they expanded greatly and then there was a huge contraction.
The Byzantine Empire in 1025.
As for the Griko language, last time I checked there's no agreement as to whether it descends from the ancient Greek of Magna Graecia or the Byzantine Greek of the Middle Ages or both. Regardless, Greek was spoken throughout the Greek Byzantine dominions. These are only the remnants where people just wouldn't give it up, from what I can tell. One of my husband's lines spoke it until two centuries ago, in Calabria, where it's almost gone today.