You know you're Armenian when...
1. Asked where he's from, your dad may reply "I'm hye." People will never look at you the same way.
2. You're last name ends with either "ian" or "yan".
3. You live in Los Angeles County. If you don't many of your relatives do, in the areas north of Hollywood. (Glendale, Burbank, etc.)
4. Your family considers the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide a national day of mourning.
5. Your parents are still holding a grudge over the genocide, and hate Turks with a passion.
6. Church is attended as a social event.
7. Often, when your family meets other Armenians, it's realized that you're all related.
8. Dolmeh: You either hate it or love it.
9. Though you are not rich, you enjoy luxuries such as brand name clothing, jewlery, nice cars, and more.
10. After watching "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", you were shocked to realize that your own relatives resemble many of the characters.
11. Your parents were probably born in Iran, and fled the country before or during the war.
12. Though you were never taught the language, you are able to understand Iranian (Farsi).
13. No matter what kind of music you listen to, System of a Down rocks!
14. You have to applaud the Armenians for trying to change the ghetto of East Hollywood.
15. You are from one of the best countries in the world.
Since telling her we are "hye",my teacher thinks my family is into drugs. My last name is Kevakian. I live in La Crescenta, California. I wear black on April 24. My parents hate Turks, but I think I can forgive them for their shameful past. My future husband can most likely be found at our church. The new guy who works at the bakery is my dad's cousin's husband's uncle's wife's nephew. I could eat dolmeh everyday of my life. Yesterday I bought a $100 purse at Coach. I think the producers of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" met my family somewhere and thought we were from Greece. My parents were born in Tehran, and both moved before the Iran-Iraq War. Who needs Spanish?! Knowing Armenian, Farsi, and English will get me a decent job in LA! I like rap and hip-hop, yet I have every CD from System of a Down. Sure, East Hollywood is still full of hookers, drugs, and cheap bars, but hey, they managed to get that "Little Armenia" sign up; it's a start, right? I'm from Armenia, one of the best countries in the world.
by **DrEaMaKeR** August 14, 2005
A country that was pretty much screwed over when the Turks invaded and killed everybody, but nobody seems to give a shit.
I am Armenian-Irish.
by Hi my name is Roxi January 21, 2006
A beautiful country with beautiful people, in which the HEARTLESS turks killed, but til this day those bitches are denying it.
hey, which country was the best that you've ever visited?

hey, man it's Armenia!
by hye level August 20, 2007
Ok, firstly, those of you denying the Armenian genocide, I think you should shut up and take a minute to pull your heads out of your asses. If you can't do that, then at least take your bigotry elsewhere, somplace where your small minded stupidity is welcome. Secondly, to the person who compared the Armenian genocide to the Holocaust, I'm afraid you're mistaken if you think they're comparable. Somewhere between 800'000 to 1.5 million Armenians were killed during the genocide which took place between 1915 and 1918. This simply can not compare to the staggering 11 million Jews, blacks and homosexuals who were slaughtered in the Holocaust which took place between 1933 and 1945. Don't get me wrong, I've lobied for U.S. recognition of the Armenian genocide, as I believe it is an insult to the lives that were lost to let it go unrecognized. Like System says, "Recognition, Restoration, Reparation." But to compare the two tragedies is like trying to compare a man who was stabbed to death to man who was sodomized and then decapitated. There really is no comparison. Anyway, Armenia is a place that has contributed greatly to the culture of America, in the fields of both music, and art.
Dude1: The Armenian genocide never happened, they're all full of shit.

Dude2:Tell that to John.

Dude1: Who?

Dude2: The Armenian kid who's got his grandparents journals from the early 1900s. You know, the ones that describe how the Seljuks fucked them over.

by dirtymac1337 September 04, 2006
A nation in Middle East, with 3000 years of history. It is the first nation that adopted Christianity in year 301 (even before Roman Empire in year 380). Now there is a modern country called Armenia, which emerged from the Soviet Union, and we hope it will be as great (in sense of richness) as the Armenian Empire of Tigranes II The Great...The main problem of Armenia is the economy and that Turkey closed its borders with it because the Turks say "there was no Armenian Genocide". Funny coz the word GENOCIDE was CREATED by the Jewish historian Raphael Lemkin in 1943 to describe the atrocities that the Ottoman Empire commited against the Armenians from 1915-1918.
-Hey, where are you from?
-Ah, the people who suffered the genocide...
by Vitilsky February 16, 2009
Beautiful country that had gone through a genocide.
Armenians are the funniest people in the world, not to mention the nicest.
Armenian grandma's are heaven's angels.
Basterma. Enough said.

Unfortunately, this is also the country from which System of a Down was created.
This is the country's only mistake, though it is a huge one.
"I'm hungry"
"Well, we've got soujouk, basterma, basterma, basterma, basterma..."
"Oh, i see, you're Armenian"

by annix3 January 11, 2009
The land of the Kardashians.
Kim Kardashian is Armenian; Khloe Kardashian is Armenian.
by suuuuuuuuuperJUNIOR!!! July 30, 2011
the most awesomest and prettiest city in colombia.
by pamela a July 15, 2008

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