According to Britannica, Armenian is spoken by almost 7 million people around the world
Where is Armenian Spoken?
Armenian is spoken in many countries globally, including Armenia, Georgia, Russia, Iran, Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Azerbaijan, Iraq, France, Bulgaria, the USA and Cyprus.
Armenian punctuation is different from Western languages. The full stop is a “:” and a question mark is a wavy line that’s placed above the word in a question. For example, “how are you?” in Armenian is “Inčʿpe?s es”.
Did you Know?
The Armenian alphabet was created in 405 AD. The main reason it was established was to translate the Bible so it could be read by the local people.
“The Armenian alphabet is based partly on Greek letters.”
The Armenian Dialects
The two common Armenian dialects include Eastern and Western Armenian. They vary in terms of where they are spoken, pronunciation (of consonants) and spelling.
• Modern Eastern Armenian – spoken in Armenia and some communities in Azerbaijan and Iran.
• Modern Western Armenian – spoken in Anatolia, Turkey (before the Armenian Genocide). Today, it is used by Armenian communities in the USA, Europe, Middle East, Australia, and South America.
4 Easy Phrases in Armenian!
|Barev dzez (ba-rev d-zez)||Hello|
|Shnorrhakalutsjun (shno-rha-kal-ut-syun)||Thank you|
|Tsavum em (tsa-vum em)||I am sorry|
Population vs. Internet Penetration
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The Armenian people call their language “Hayots Grer”.
Armenian Translation Tips
- There are no gender distinctions in the Armenian language
- Eastern Armenian nouns have seven cases (nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, ablative, instrumental, locative). Western Armenian does not have the locative case.
- In Eastern Armenian, the indefinite article comes before the noun, while in Western Armenian, the in definite article comes after the noun.
- Word order in Armenian is usually Subject-Verb-Object.