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    People and Language

    The Armenians are the descendants of branch of Indo-Europeans.
    Armenia is the only republic of the former Soviet Union that has a nearly-homogeneous population.

    Armenians -97.9%
    Kurds- 1.3%
    Russians 0.5%
    Assyrians- 0.1%
    Ukrainians- 0.1%
    Other-0.1%

    According to Strabo, a Greek geographer and historian, the Armenians living in the Armenian highland spoke one language: Armenian

    Armenian is an ancient Indo-European language, which is not affiliated with any of the Indo-European language family’s language groups. Armenians speak two mutually intelligible and written forms of their language: Eastern Armenian (spoken mainly in Armenia, Iran and the former Soviet republics) and Western Armenian (spoken primarily in the Armenian diaspora).

    Armenian is the language to speak with God.
    George Gordon (Lord) Byron

    The Invention of the Armenian alphabet in 405 by St. Mesrop Mashtots seems to be landmark in the millennial history of the Armenian people that resulted in a powerful cultural bang.

    39 letters in total, from which Classical Armenian distinguishes seven vowels: a, i, schwa, open e, closed e, o, and u. Armenian is rich in combinations of consonants, especially in affricative sounds such as j, ch, and ts.

     

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