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Armenian (classical: հայերէն, reformed: հայերեն, hayeren, [hɑjɛˈɾɛn]) is an Indo-European language and an independent branch of that family of languages. It is the official language of both Armenia and Artsakh, the latter of which is unrecognized by the United Nations but has recognition from three non-UN states. Historically spoken in the Armenian highlands, today Armenian is widely spoken throughout the Armenian diaspora. Armenian is written in its own writing system, the Armenian alphabet, introduced in 405 AD by the priest Mesrop Mashtots. The total number of Armenian speakers worldwide is estimated between 5 and 7 million.
|Native to||Armenia and Artsakh|
|5.4 million (2013–2020)|
Official language in
Semi-official or unofficial (de facto) status:
The current distribution of the Armenian language in the southern Caucasus
Official language spoken by the majority
Recognized minority language
Significant number of speakers