Curious about the Race/Ethnicity of Armenians – How close are they to Europeans?

[I'm curious about these other ethnic groups who live near the caucasus where our ancestors come from. It seems to me that there is a vast area including the middle east where you have mixed-race descendents of our European/Aryan race. If anyone has more thoughts on these grous feel free to drop a note in the comments section below. Jan]

I did a bit of quick research and these people seem to be distantly related to us, but perhaps slightly interbred into some kind of Middle Eastern/Asiatic types.

Here are some quick points/answers I found:

Armenians (Armenian: հայեր, hayer [hɑˈjɛɾ]) are an ethnic group native to the Armenian Highlands of Western Asia. Armenians constitute the main population of Armenia and the de facto independent Artsakh.

Armenian Ethnicity and Characteristics

Today Armenia’s population is ethnically homogenous. Armenians belong to the Europoid and Armenoid race types. Main physical characteristics of Armenians are short and round skull, long and curved nose, dark brown or black hair, dark eyes, thick eyebrows, and light skin.

Armenians in the Middle East are mostly concentrated in Iran, Lebanon, Cyprus, Syria, Jordan and Jerusalem, although well-established communities exist in Iraq, Egypt, Turkey and other countries of the area including, of course, Armenia itself.

More specifically, Armenians are close to (1) Spaniards, Italians, and Romanians from Europe; (2) Lebanese, Jews, Druze, and Cypriots from the Near East; and (3) Georgians and Abkhazians from the Caucasus (Figure 2b).Oct 21, 2015

Here’s a full article about them:

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ARMENIAN ETHNICITY – ARMENIAN PEOPLE

Armenia and Armenian People have large diaspora all around the world, so undoubtedly you have heard of Armenians or much possibly have an Armenian friend. The population of Armenia is about 3 million, with most ethnic Armenians.

Additionally, there are more than 10 million Armenians worldwide, with large communities in Russia, the US, France, Greece, Canada, etc. Either you already have interacted with Armenians or not, here is useful information on who are People of Armenia, find out main Armenian characteristics, and discover what language do Armenians speak.

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The origin of the word “Armenia” comes from the name “Aram” or “Armenak,” who according to the legend is descendent of Hayk, the ancestor of Armenians. Armenians themselves call their country Hayastan, a name that comes from the name Hayk.

Armenian Ethnicity and Characteristics

Today Armenia’s population is ethnically homogenous. Armenians belong to the Europoid and Armenoid race types. Main physical characteristics of Armenians are short and round skull, long and curved nose, dark brown or black hair, dark eyes, thick eyebrows, and light skin.

Armenians are an ancient nation and have a rich history and are more varied; you can meet Armenians with lighter or blonde hair, green or blue eyes.

What language do Armenians speak?

Armenians speak Armenian. Language originates from the Indo-European family and is the official language of Armenia. Mesrop Mashtots introduces Armenian letters and the alphabet in 405.

Today there are many Armenian schools where people in diaspora all over the world also learns and talks Armenian. Being a post-Soviet country, Armenians speak Russian as well. English is also a trendy language in Armenia.

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Famous Armenians

Armenians are very talented people, and there are several famous people, artists, singers, celebrities, sportsman that you may not even think of being or having Armenian.

One of the most famous Armenian and pride of all Armenians is Charles Aznavour, world-famous French-Armenian singer and chansonnier. Though Aznavour is lived and composed in France most of his life, has done so much to his motherland. Even one of the squares in Yerevan is named after him.

Source: https://www.enterprise.am/armenian-ethnicity-and-people

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