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Armenian
Հայերեն Hayeren
Native to Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Russia, United States, Georgia, Lebanon, Iran, Syria, Turkey, Cyprus
Native speakers 7,000,000  (2001)
Language family
Indo-European
  • Armenian
Early forms:
Proto-Armenian
  • Old Armenian
    • Middle Armenian
      • Armenian
Dialects
Western Armenian
Eastern Armenian
Writing system Armenian alphabet
Official status
Official language in

 Armenia
 Nagorno-Karabakh
(not recognized internationally)


Minority language:
 Cyprus
 Poland
 Romania
Regulated by National Academy of Sciences of Armenia
Linguasphere 57-AAA-a (31 varieties)

The Armenian language is an Indo-European language, spoken by Armenians.

It is the official language of Armenia and the region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The language is also widely spoken by Armenian communities all over the world. It has its own alphabet, the Armenian alphabet. There are two standard forms of Armenian: Eastern Armenian and Western Armenian.

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