Armenian (western) – ALA-LC transliteration system

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Armenian (western) virtual keyboard

The Armenian (western) virtual keyboard allows you to enter characters with a click of your mouse. There’s no need to change your keyboard layout anymore. The transliteration of each supported character is displayed on the right side of the character. You can then directly transliterate your text from one script to the other according to the selected transliteration system.

Language overview

The Armenian language (հայերեն in Armenian alphabet, transliterated in hayeren in Latin alphabet) belongs to the Indo-European family. Official language in both Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, it counts about 6,7 million speakers, including its diaspora.

Transliteration system: ALA-LC

ALA-LC is a set of standards for the romanization, or representation of texts in other writing systems using the Latin alphabet. This label includes the initials of the American Library Association (ALA) and the Library of Congress (LC). This system is used to represent bibliographic names by North American libraries and the British Library, as well as in publications throughout the English-speaking world.

The portion of the system pertaining to the Western Armenian language is dated from 1997.


Elementary Modern Armenian Grammar Elementary Modern Armenian Grammar
by , editors Adamant Media Corporation (2005)

Beginner’s Armenian Beginner’s Armenian
by , editors Hippocrene Books (1999)

Guide de conversation arménien Guide de conversation arménien
by , editors Assimil (2011)

Parlons arménien : langue et culture Parlons arménien : langue et culture
by , editors L’Harmattan (2008)

L’arménien de poche L’arménien de poche
by , editors Assimil (2008)

Armenian (western) links

Other supported languages

The other supported languages are: Abkhaz, Adyghe, Altai, Armenian (eastern, classical), Azerbaijani (Azeri), Bashkir, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Carrier, Cherokee, Chuvash, Erzya, Georgian, Greek, Ingush, Inuktitut, Japanese, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Macedonian, Moldovan, Old Church Slavonic, Ossetian, Russian, Serbian, Tamazight, Tigrinya, Udmurt, Ukrainian, Vai, and Yakut.