The Armenian alphabet ( hy, Հայոց գրեր, ' or , '; Eastern Armenian: ; Western Armenian: ) is an
alphabet An alphabet is a standardized set of basic written symbols A symbol is a mark, sign, or word In linguistics, a word of a spoken language can be defined as the smallest sequence of phonemes that can be uttered in isolation with semantic ...

ic writing system used to write
Armenian Armenian may refer to: * Something of, from, or related to Armenia, a country in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia * Armenians, the national people of Armenia, or people of Armenian descent ** Armenian language, the Indo-European language spoken ...
. It was developed around 405 AD by
Mesrop Mashtots Mesrop Mashtots ( hy, Մեսրոպ Մաշտոց '; Eastern Armenian: ; Western Armenian: ; la, Mesrobes Mastosius; 362February 17, 440 AD) was an early medieval Armenian linguist, composer, theologian, statesman and hymnologist. He is best ...

Mesrop Mashtots
, an Armenian linguist and
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Armenian calendar The Armenian calendar is the calendar traditionally used in Armenia. The older Armenian calendar was based on an invariant year length of 365 days. As a result, the correspondence between it and both the solar year and the Julian calendar The ...
* Armenian numerals * (single-byte encodings of the Armenian alphabet, also discusses ISO 10585 and the mapping to Unicode) * Classical Armenian orthography * Reformed Armenian orthography * Romanization of Armenian (includes ISO 9985)


External links

- animated interactive handwritten Armenian alphabet.
– Armenian dictionary.
Armenian Apostolic (Orthodox) Church Library Online (in English, Armenian, and Russian)
Information on Armenian character set encoding. Armenian Phonetic Keyboard Layout

Armenian Transliteration
English / French script to Armenian Transliteration
Hayadar.com – Online, Latin to Armenian transliteration engine.
Latin-Armenian Transliteration
Converts Latin letters into Armenian and vice versa. Supports multiple transliteration tables and spell checking.
Transliteration schemes for the Armenian alphabet
(transliteration.eki.ee) Armenian Orthography converters
(integrated orthography converter: reformed to classical) {{DEFAULTSORT:Armenian Alphabet Armenian alphabet, 4th century in Armenia Keyboard layouts Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity