Day archives: December 24th, 2018

A Strong Armenian is an Armed Armenian

A Strong Armenian is an Armed Armenian

If you are not armed, you are always weak and defenseless. Weapons are a privilege of a free man. No one will protect you better than yourself. Armenians have been deprived of the right to carry weapons for many centuries. Presently, using arms should be taught not only to soldiers but also to civilians. Do …

The Origin of Armenian Surnames

The Origin of Armenian Surnames

The word “azganun” (Armenian: surname) is translated as “family name” (“azg” in this context means “family”, “anun” means “name”). In the old days, if several Tigrans or several Mhers lived in the same Armenian settlement, they were separated as follows: Tigran, Ashot’s grandson, or Mher, Sahak’s grandson. In other words, they would be distinguished by …

Derenik Demirchian – Do You Understand Anything in an Armenian?

Derenik Demirchian

Let us present the essay of an outstanding Armenian writer Derenik Demirchian, the author of the novel “Vardanank”, which was first published on August 2, 1920, and has since been reproduced quite rarely, mainly in the Armenian media of the Diaspora. “Do you understand anything in an Armenian? What an unusual, mysterious, and deceptive creature. …