[ ahr-mee-nee-uhn, -meen-yuhn ]


  1. of or relating to Armenia, its inhabitants, or their language.


  1. a native of Armenia.
  2. the language of the Armenians, an Indo-European language written in a distinctive script dating from the 5th century. : Arm

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Other Words From

  • an·ti-Ar·me·ni·an adjective noun
  • pro-Ar·me·ni·an adjective noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Armenian1

First recorded in 1710–20; Armeni(a) + -an

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Example Sentences

He was the oldest child of a modest Armenian family which put him in the minority in a polyglot region that was dominated by Shia Muslims.

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She has spoken in the past about the Armenian genocide of 1915, which Turkey officially denies took place and is a third rail in Turkish politics and culture.

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My Armenian parents had immigrated there from Beirut, Lebanon, in the 1970s.

For an Armenian like me, encountering Turkishness—the language, the idea, the people—is fraught.

I had not realized until that moment that our Armenian dialect contained Turkish phrases.

He mistrusted the “shish-kebab temperament” of the conductor, the Armenian Alexander Melik-Pashayev.

The Kardashian clan helms from Karakale, a village situated in Eastern Turkey close to the Armenian border.

“I was raised with a huge Armenian influence, always hearing stories of Armenia, celebrating Armenian holidays,” said Kim.

Last September, Putin paid a visit to Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, three months before the Vilnius Summit.

Soon after Putin invited Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan in the Kremlin for a long one-on-one meeting.

But not every day does it happen that one of the leaders of finance brings to Paris an Armenian slave as his wife.

He understands I have desire to bear away an Armenian maid belonging to Beybars, the chief steward.

A casually minded Government took no notice of the little incident, which after all only concerned an Armenian underling.

Naturally, a wound on the heel was drawn open by this act, and the Armenian saw the arrowhead in the flesh.

One of the gorges of the Chokh range was the scene of a strange episode during the Armenian massacres of 1896.





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