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In Armenia
The native Armenian name for the country is Hayk'. The name in the Middle Ages was extended to Hayastan, by addition of the Iranian suffix -stan (land). The name has traditionally been derived from Hayk (Հայկ), the legendary patriarch of the Armenians and a great-great-grandson of Noah, who according to Moses of Chorene defeated the Babylonian king Bel in 2492 BC, and established his nation in the Ararat region. The further origin of the name is uncertain. The exonym Armenia is attested in the Old Persian Behistun inscription (515 BC) as Armina ( ). Ancient Greek Αρμένιοι "Armenians" is mentioned by Hecataeus of Miletus (476 BC). Xenophon, a Greek general serving  in some of the Persian expeditions, describes many aspects of Armenian village life and hospitality. He relates that the people spoke a language that to his ear sounded like the language of the Persians. According to the histories of both Moses of Chorene and Michael Chamich, Armenia derives from the name of Aram, a lineal descendent of Hayk.
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What is Armenia?

Armenia:is one of the oldest countries in the world.It is a very natural country and has very beautiful views mostly it's green mountains all over the land ,it's a very peaceful country. Armenia is a small (former Soviet) republic is the southern Caucaus bordering on Turkey from west ,Azerbayjan (MORE)

Who is the President of Armenia?

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What is the capital of Armenia?

The capital city of Armenia is Yerevan, which is situated on the Hrazdan river and on the Araratian plain. Yerevan is the capital city of Armenia and it is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.

Where is Armenia?

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Were is armenia located?

Armenia is located in the Middle East. It lies to the south ofGeorgia, the west of Azerbaijan, and the east of Turkey.

Can you name some fruits that grow in Armenia please?

All write I'm gonna say some,the grenade is known like a symbol of Armenia and it's called nour in Armenian ,next one the Apricot and it has a long story and Armenia is rich of Apricot and plum.there's many other fruits and vegetables left:)

How old is Armenia?

Armenia has a history dating back to about 3500 B.C, but they were merely tribes. Armenia became a Noted Nation in about 700 B.C. in the late 300's A.D, Armenia fell to the Persian Empire in the east, and the byzantine empire in the west. it gained its independence in 1071 A.D.

A note about the people in Armenia?

About 94 percent of the population of Armenia belongs to the Armenian Apostolic Church. Small Roman Catholic and Protestant communities also exist in Armenia. Catholic missionaries began converting Armenians in the Ottoman and Persian empires in the early modern era, and American Protestant missiona (MORE)

What is the national game of Armenia?

the national game of Armenia is the chess! they teach it in every were;schools, clubs and so on any were you look you can find them at any age children or old Armenians playing chess!

Is Armenia a poor country?

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Continent of Armenia?

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What are the common last names in Armenia?

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When is winter in Armenia?

The winter in Armenia is in winter, more or less. There are some skiing resorts in Armenia, such as: Tsahkadzor,Dzhermuk, Sevan (Akhtamar). Most known of them - Tsahkadzor,located just 40 kilometers away from capital of Armenia - Yerevan.

How is armenia today?

Armenia today has the economy which is growing and developing. Area disagreement holds up economic growth. In addition, Armenia has no access to sea ports difficult because the border with Turkey is closed. In 2010, it was confirmed that Turkey will keep the border closed for the predictable future (MORE)

What is the most popular sport in Armenia?

The most popular sport in armenia is split between football and boxing, although Chess is the most popular 'sport' there but it depends whether you count chess as a sport?

Why are Armenia and Turkey in a conflic?

Because Armenia does not accept Turkey's eastern borders which is accepted by the rest of the world, Armenia has territorial claims on Eastern Turkey, and name eastern territories of Turkey as western Armenia.

Who begin to attack Armenia in 1914?

1915 The Ottoman Turks attacked Armenia and killed about 1.5 million Armenians Sadly, after years of trying America still does not recognize it.

In which continent is armenia in?

Armenia is located on the continent of Asia, is referred to in several instances in the bible as the near east (NOT middle east!) and her most famous Mt. Ararat is also mentioned several times as her ancient name of Urartu. Armenia is half way between Asia and Europe and Armenians are referred to as (MORE)

Are there malls in Armenia?

There are malls all over the world... of course there are malls in Armenia. The term MALL originates in the US. There are countries that have used this term for large shopping centres i.e. In the UK therm Shopping center equates to a US Mall

What is the date of Christmas in Armenia?

Christmas in Armenia is celebrated on January 6th. The Christmas holiday season starts on New Year's Eve and continues until the old Julian calendar's New Year's Eve on Januart 13th.

When will System of a down come to Armenia?

Some very very nice and important day liek april 24 the day od the armenian genocide Serj said they are likely to have concert on that very day on 2012 let's pray for that all fans from armenia

How large is armenia?

Many years ago, Armenia was much larger than it is today, but when the Armenian Genocide happened in 1915 much of Armenia was taken over by turkey! Armenia is now about 1/3 of its size than it was before the genocide! Thanks to Turkey, many people died on that day and and innocent country with only (MORE)

What are the climates in Armenia?

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What does Armenia believe?

If you mean religion, Armenians by majority are Orthodox Christian. They were the first nation to accept Christianity.

What crops are grown in Armenia?

Because of it's fertile volcanic soil allows cultivation of wheat, barley, figs, pomegranates, apricots, and olives as well as potatoes, vegetables, grapes.

What did the Romans call Armenia?

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Who started the Church of Armenia?

The Armenian Orthodox Church was established by the apostles Bartholomew and Thaddeus. Armenia was the first country to adopt Christianity as its official religion (in 301AD).

Are gypsies from armenia?

No. The Romani (who often labelled incorrectly as Gypsies) areoriginally from the Afghanistan/Pakistan region, not Armenia.However, they passed through Armenia on their way to Europe.

What are houses in Armenia like?

Rural homes in Armenia have a courtyard, city homes in Armenia have 2 to 3 rooms, neither have plumbing! (There's usually a pump outside.)

What percentage of Armenia is Mountainous?

Topography of Armenia is determined by its location on the Armenian plateau. There are a lot of mountain ranges (approximately 47% of the territory). There are many volcanic mountains, intermountain hollows, plateaus and plains.

What are facts about Armenia?

Armenia (officially the Republic of Armenia) was the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as its state religion (in the early 4th century).

What are some holidays celebrated in Armenia?

Normal Christian Orthodox holidays and a fun holiday called Varte Var where you throw water at each other and when I went we dropped water from the top floor of a building and we hosed down taxis!

What facts are of Armenia?

It was the first christian country in 301 they had a genocide which was created by the Turks and started on April 24, 1915. 1.5 million people were killed Most of Armenia's land was taken away by turkey and is now known as turkey

What do they have in country of Armenia?

They are the unique nation state with language they say is Armenian. They are unitary with multiple unique state parties with visitor sites people seek to see.

Does Armenia have technology?

All humans living everywhere at all times that humans have livedhave had and continue to have technologies. The technologies thatthe earliest humans had were all created by their prehumanancestors. Every human that has ever lived at any time anywhere hasused thousands of different technologies every (MORE)