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Armens (Armenian: Արմեններ, Առամեններ), were Armenian tribes, the people are usually referred to as Arman, Armenic. They correspond with the Hayasa-Azzi Tribes. The Armans united with the tribes of Hayasi. Recent linguistic studies present strong evidence that the Indo-European language group originates in Anatolia. [1] According to most accounts, the Armens were generally tall, blond-haired, and blue-eyed in appearance, in contrast to their Urartian cousins who tended to be slighter with black hair and black eyes. [2]

History Edit

At the end of the second millennium BC, another Indo-European ethnic group, closely related to Thracians and Phrygians and referred to by the Greeks as Armens, migrated to the Armenian Highland from Northern Balkans. [3]

One theory suggests that the Armens were of Thracian origin, and related to the Phrygians [4]. The Armens were camped near the head waters of the Halys, to the west of the Euphrates. [5] The Armens seemed to have mixed blood with another Asiatic element whose patronymic Hai, became in time their national designation. The country where the Armens settled were a mountainous region, traversed by deep valleys and smiling plains.

References Edit

  1. A History of Armenia by Vahan M. Kurkjian
  2. Elisabeth Bauer. Armenia: Past and Present, p. 49. ISBN B0006EXQ9C
  3. Ancient Armenia (3500 BC - 520 BC)
  4. Armenia and the Armenians from the Earliest Times Until the Great War (1914) By Kevork Aslan, Pierre Crabitès - Page 15
  5. An inscription of Menousas reveals the existence of a people known as the Urmani or Armeni, living to the west of Ourartou.

See also Edit

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