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|Native to||Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Russia, United States, Georgia, Lebanon, Iran, Syria, Turkey, Cyprus|
|Native speakers||7,000,000 (2001)|
|Writing system||Armenian alphabet|
|Official language in||Armenia|
(not recognized internationally)
|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)|
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 has its own alphabet, the Armenian alphabet. There are two standard forms of Armenian: Eastern Armenian and Western Armenian.
- Crystal, David (2001). A dictionary of language. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. p. 24. .
- հայերեն, or հայոց լեզու, Armenian way of saying it: [hɑjɛˈɾɛn] — hayeren, conventional short form hayeren