The Country of Chens and “Ya-mei-ni-ya”

The Country of Chens and “Ya-mei-ni-ya” – From China to Armenia Through the Silk Road

The two ancient peoples – the Armenians and the Chinese – have been aware of each other’s existence from times immemorial. In Chinese, the name “Armenia” is pronounced as “Ya-mei-ni-ya” while its hieroglyphs mean “beautiful maid of Asia”. In its turn, some Armenian accounts, tales, and legends refer to China as the country of Chens, …

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