Armenian language

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Armenian
Հայերեն Hayeren
Native speakers
5–7 million[1]
Indo-European
  • Armenian
Early forms
Proto-Armenia
  • Old Armenian
    • Middle Armenian
Dialects
  • Western Armenian
  • Eastern Armenian
Armenian alphabet
Official status
Official language in
Armenia
Nagorno-Karabakh
(not recognized internationally)
Regulated byNational Academy of Sciences of Armenia
Language codes
ISO 639-1hy
ISO 639-2arm (B)
hye (T)
ISO 639-3Variously:
hye – Modern Armenian
xcl – Classical Armenian
axm – Middle Armenian
Linguasphere57-AAA-a (31 varieties)

The Armenian language[2] is an Indo-European language that is spoken by Armenians.

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

References[change | change source]

  1. Modern Armenian at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Classical Armenian at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Middle Armenian at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. հայերեն, or հայոց լեզու, Armenian way of saying it: [hɑjɛˈɾɛn] — hayeren, conventional short form hayeren