Armenians in Europe – Germany – France

Armenians in Europe - Germany - FranceGermans – old tribes of Indo-European family of languages, lived in the first century BC between the North and Baltic Seas, rivers Rein, Danube and Visla, and in South Scandinavia, and had tribal system. In 4 – 6 cent. AD they captured a big part of West Roma Empire and formed some kingdoms: westgotian, ostgotian, burgundian, frankian, langobardian”:

“German languages – the group of kindred languages of the Indo-European family: East German ones: Gottian and others, Scandinavian or North German ones: Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Farerian, West German: English, German, Idish, Dutch, Frizian, Africans”.

The leaders of old German main tribes were Armenians with Armenian names Armen – in Armenian “(from) the Sun people”, and Arman – in Armenian ”the Sun man”. These names were transformed to German, and country – to Germany. So Germany is the analogue of Armenia. The tribes were united by the leader by the name of Arminius. “Arminius (18 or 16 BC – 19, 21 AD). The leader of German tribe of Cheruski, In 9 AD routed the Roman army led by Vara in Tevtoburgian forest”. Probably, the nearest to Armenians in present Germany are Bavarians.


”France – ••• In ancient times on territory of France lived Galls (Celts) and country was called Gallia; from the 10th cent. AD – France“. “French language – the Indo-European language of Frenchmen and French population of Belgium, Switzerland, Canada (where it is one of official languages) and of many States of Africa, Haiti, French Guiana”.

In France at the I millennium BC the Celts-Armenians lived who were the ancestors of Frenchmen. There are many marks of presence of Armenians in France. For example, the oldest Christian church in France (the church of Carolings) was built in Germini de Pre (Luara department) in 806 AD by Armenian architect Odon Le Messin (Metzn). The word “Metzn” in Armenian means ”the Great”. Apropos, the name Caroling in Armenian means: Caro • ling, where “Caro” is Armenian rife first male name (means “Saint Stone”) and ”ling or leng” means ”lame”.

There are also many other French words and names, especially, beginning with “Ar (the Sun)”, as Armaniak, d”Artanian, d”Arting, etc., which have the interpretation in Armenian. Very many marks of Armenian presence are in Brittany Peninsula. “Brittany (Bretagne) – the Peninsula in the West (NW) of France. The main town Ren•••• Armorikan Hills (Highness) with top height 384 m. Brettonians – population of Brittany•••• The language is Brettonian, of Celtic group”.

The name of Brittany Peninsula in ancient and medieval time was “Armorika”. This word in Armenian means: Ar • mor • ika (Ար-ը Մորն իկա) = the AR (Sun) to (His) Mother came. Indeed, inhabitants of Brittany every day saw as the Sun is setting into the ocean-Mother, on the West. In other words, “Armorika” is the explanation (in Armenian) of the word “West” (of the country).

Other present marks are: Armorikan Hills; the town Van (the name of Lake Van in Armenia and name of the town Van, which during the I mill. BC was the capital of the Great Armennia); the names of the town and Old Monument “Carnac”, which in Armenian means “Stone Sign” or “Stone Mark”, etc. So, in France, particularly in Brittany, in ancient time the CeltBrettonian- Armenians lived, who were the ancestors of Frenchmen.

An extract from the book “Armenians and Ancient Armenia” by Paris Herouni

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