Currently a small race of people originating from around the area of Mesopotamia and Asia minor. Armenians are described by some as being a majority of "pre-made geniuses". If you have ever met an Armenian, and have assumed a negative opinion about them, keep in mind that there are good and bad, beautiful and not so beautiful, intelligent and stupid people within every ethnic group. We are human beings.
Armenian women are renowned for their beauty; typically with large dark eyes, thick lashes and long healthy hair. A traditional female hairstyle is a very long braid to the side.
For such a small group of people, Armenians have contributed much to the world; they have many great doctors, actors, sport players (soccer and boxing being prominent),musicians (composers, instrumentalists, conductors, singers),writers, engineers, and, I think most of all, inventors.
Also take note, that a person's environment usually effects their behavior. Some people think that the diaspora Armenians in Glendale, California (and other populous regions) are giving a bad reputation to the rest of the Armenians. They are immigrants from Armenia, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, and Iran. They seem to be rowdy troublemakers with a lot of pride in who they are. This somewhat true. There’s the higher 2nd, 3rd generation end of the society, and the lower class of newer immigrants, who struggle in America and find that being poor in their native country is still much better than being poor in America. The parents of these families work all day, leaving their children unsupervised for hours; resulting in the formation of gangs and troublesome activity. It’s a hard life over there, and the Armenians in Glendale a perfect example of people being effected by their environment. Any ethnic group in a situation like that would have the same/similar problems.
And also, of course, you can not have the definition of an Armenian without mention of their rich culture; with its delicious food, deeply culturaly rooted music, unique language and alphabet, and dancing! agh aman their parties. I have always thought that the Armenian culture and food is similar to the Arabic, Greek and Russian cultures.
I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia. See if you can do it. Send them to the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a new Armenia.
Armenian American writer William Saroyan
People from Armenia
who were massacred by the Turks. Don't believe it? Say that to the corpses of the 1.5 million killed.
I'm Armenian and proud of it.
Someone from Armenia, or with Armenian heritage. That's it.
They aren't all intelligent, passionate, powerful, obnoxious, loud, ugly, or anything else simply because they are Armenian. They're human beings like you or me, there's good and bad ones just like in every ethnicity.
Idiot 1: Armenians are powerful, intelligent, and articulate!
Idiot 2: NO! Armenians are loud, annoying, and smell bad!
Sane person: You're both dumbasses.
Sid Haig is Armenian, and a great actor. The two are not related.
Armenian's are a small but highly talented, intelligent, and above all a passionate race of people. They've had the historically significant misfortune of being the first Christian nation, to be surrounded on all sides by Muslims(Turkey to the East, Iran to the South, Azerbaijan to the West). They draw their strength from their identity and their history. Their history is ancient and full of pain and suffering, they were victims of Genocide before the word was invented by Raphael Lemkin. They are united by the spilled blood of their ancestors, if not by their religion, language, food, and culture. They cannot be destroyed as Turkey already knows. They will live on and they will prosper.
An example of an Armenian is William Saroyan, Charles Aznavour, and many other highly talented individuals from a very small population. Amazing how many talented and intelligent people come from such a small population.
A group of people who first adopted Christianity as their state religion. They were unnecesarily massacred by the Turks on April 24th, 1915. They were brutally sent out on death marches into the desert and those that survived the marches were killed once they reached thier destination.
"Does anyone still remember the massacre of Armenians? Kill and be merciless, for no one will remember this massacre of the Jews."
- Hitler quote
A race that was nearly wiped out in the first genocide of the 20th Century, in 1915, by the Ottoman Turks.
Kill them all, no one will remember the Armenians.
Frontiers of double parking, triple parking, stopping in the middle of the street, talking loudly, not abiding to traffic laws, walking dogs with no leash, not picking up their excrement, taking baths in cheap cologne, leaving old furniture out in the sidewalk, hating Turks for invalid reasons, and driving salvaged luxury cars while collecting welfare while living in a hole in the wall apartment.
Goals in life are but not limited to having gold plated necklaces, sporty jumpsuits, and saying "arrah" every five minutes for no real reason.
99.999% of the time, their last name ends in "ian." The biggest accomplishment in the History of Armenia is Kim Kardashian.
Jim: Where in the hell are we? Did the apocalypse just occur?
Bob: No, we're in Glendale
Tim: That cologne store smells funny
Matt: That's because it's not a cologne store, it's just an Armenian in a phone booth