|Native to||Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Russia, United States, Georgia, Lebanon, Iran, Syria, Turkey|
|Native speakers||7,000,000 (2001)|
|Writing system||Armenian alphabet|
|Official language in||
|Regulated by||National Academy of Sciences of Armenia|
|ISO 639-2||arm (B)
hye – Modern Armenian
xcl – Classical Armenian
axm – Middle Armenian
|Linguasphere||57-AAA-a (31 varieties)|
The Armenian language (հայերեն լեզու, Armenian way of saying it: [hɑjɛˈɾɛn lɛˈzu] — hayeren lezow, conventional short form hayeren) is an Indo-European language. It is spoken by Armenians. It is the official language of Armenia and in 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.
References[change | change source]
- Crystal, David (2001). A dictionary of language. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. p. 24. .