Is Persian and Armenian similar?

Armenian and Persian are both Indo-European languages. There are two standard forms of written Modern Armenian, Western Armenian (spoken in many communities of Armenian diaspora) and Eastern Armenian (the official language of the Republic of Armenia).

Is Armenia Persian?

Armenia, in fact, was once part of the Persian Empire. Even so, these days many Armenians see Iran, a Muslim society, and their own country as a world apart.

What are some Persian words?

Greetings and Essentials

  • Salâm / Dorood — Hello.
  • Khasteh nabâshid (khas-teh na-baa-sheed)
  • Merci / Kheyli mamnoon / Sepâs — Thank you.
  • Khâhesh mikonam — You’re welcome, or Please, I insist.
  • Baleh / Na — Yes / No.
  • Befarmâid (be-far-mâ-eed) — Here you go.
  • Bebakhshid (be-bakh-sheed) — Excuse Me.
  • Khodâ hâfez — Goodbye.

Which language is Armenian closest to?

Greek is currently the closest language to Armenian in terms of aural recognition. The oldest Armenian text is a fifth-century Bible translation, so we can see that a form of Armenian has been in existence for hundreds of years.

How close is Armenia to Persian?

Despite religious and ideological differences, relations between the two states remain extensively cordial and both are strategic partners in the region. Armenia and Iran are both neighbouring countries in Western Asia and likewise share a common land border that is 44 kilometres (27 mi) in length.

Why are Armenians in Iran?

After the Islamic revolution in Iran in 1978-1979, a considerable number of Armenians fled from Iran. In addition, other reasons fuelling the emigration were the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, the international sanctions against Iran and the harsh social-economic conditions in the country.

What language is most similar to Armenian?

What does YAR mean in Persian?

Yâr (yar) / friend Meaning friend, companion, lover and teammate, it refers to somebody who is close to you.