What is special about Armenians?

What is special about Armenians?

Armenia was the first country to have adopted Christianity as its state religion. Today, 97\% of the population today are Christians and Armenia has one of the most beautiful churches in the world. Check out our post on the 10 most beautiful Armenian churches that you must visit.

What was Armenia called in the Bible?

The original Armenian name for the country is Hayk, which was later called Hayastan (land of Hayk). This comes from an ancient legend of Hayk and Bel where Hayk defeats his historical enemy Bel. The word Bel is named in the bible at Isaiah 46:1 and Jeremiah 50:20 and 51:44.

How many Armenians are there in the world?

Demography. Approximately 3 million people live in the republic of Armenia. Another 3 million Armenians live in various countries of the ex-Soviet Union—mainly in Russia. One and a half million Armenians are dispersed in the Americas.

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What did the New York Times say about Armenia in 1915?

In 1915, the New York Times published 145 articles on Armenia. They used the words “deliberate,” “authorized,” “systematic,” and “extermination.” President Wilson assured Americans that the “United States is doing everything that is diplomatically possible to check the terrible business.”

What is the difference between Armenia and Eastern Armenian?

Armenia which was based on a version of nineteenth century Armenian spoken in Istanbul and is used mainly in the Diaspora, and Eastern Armenian, which was based on the Armenian spoken in Yerevan and is used in the ex-Soviet countries and Iran.

What does the Bible say about the Armenians?

In the Bible, the area designated as Armenia is referred to as Ararat, which the Assyrians referred to as Urartu. Armenians also identify themselves as the people of Ararat/Urartu and of Nairi, and their habitat as nairian ashkharh or yergir nairian .

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