Eastern Armenian

Eastern Armenian (Armenian: արևելահայերեն arevelahayeren) is one of the two standardized forms of modern Armenian (an Indo-European language), the other being Western Armenian. The two standards form pluricentric language.

Eastern Armenian is spoken in the Caucasus Mountains (particularly in the Republic of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh as well as Georgia) and by the Armenian community in Iran. Although the Eastern Armenian spoken by Armenians in Armenia and Iranian-Armenians are similar, there are pronunciation differences with different inflections. Armenians from Armenia also have some words that are unique to them. Due to migrations of speakers from Armenia and Iran to the Armenian Diaspora, the dialect is now very prominent in countries and regions where only Western Armenian was used. It was developed in the early 19th century and is based on the dialect of the Ararat district (of Eastern Armenia).

Read more about Eastern Armenian:  Distinguishing The Two Forms of Armenian, Orthography

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