Ah, no matter, that didn't stop Armenians making the world rock. System of a Down, Zildjian cymbals and even the one and only MADDOX are Armenian!
You can tell an Armenian surname if it ends in either -ian or -yan.
"Oh...shit.....ok, name another! Yeah!"
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.
Tom: What's Armenia?
Me: Go fuck yourself...
There is a large diaspora of Armenians throughout the world. We can be found in Indonesia, Australia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Syria, Egypt, Greece, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, France, Italy, the UK, Argentina, the U.S. and of course Armenia.
We were butchered by the Ottoman Turks for being Armenian, Christian or both from 1915-1925. The Turkish government still denies this though most educated Turks state that 1 million Armenians indeed were killed by the Turkish government. Stating this fact is still against Turkish law, which seems a little suspicious. Those who are even semi-educated do not deny the Genocide, but I guess that cannot be said about some.
We are normally large people with dark hair and dark brown eyes. Some though are Aryan, but they are oddly called Cossacks for some strange reason.
We are devout Christians, and take pride in the fact that in the early 4th century, Armenia was the first nation to adopt Christianity.
There is a long, great and epic history I could tell you know but that would take too long.