Armenian is a distinctive Indo-European language widely spoken in the Caucasus and by Armenians living overseas. It has similarities to some Iranian languages from the past but is now mainly considered European.
The language has been influenced by surrounding languages and taken on changes over centuries because Caucasian people continued to gain closer ties to Europe.
The language was traditionally split between the East and West dialects of Armenian. The western version is widely spoken by overseas Armenians. People also speak the same language in Anatolia. Eastern Armenian is mainly spoken in Armenia.
The alphabet is written in Armenian and was created in 406 AD.