Armenian Dialects

Scholars have placed the number of dialects in the Armenian language between 2 and 120. Most Armenians will refer to 2 dialects, whereas many more exist that are equally as different. These include the Agulis dialect from Nakhichevan called Zokeren, meaning the Zok language, as well as the Syrian Armenian dialect known as Khistinek lezou (Christian Language).  A general consensus by prominent scholars is the existence of 36 main dialects, falling into Eastern and Western categories.

36 main Armenian dialects mentioned in "Phonology of Armenian" by Bert Vaux
36 main Armenian dialects mentioned in “Phonology of Armenian” by Bert Vaux

Western Armenian dialects can be found in: Agn, Amasia, Arabgir, Cilicia, Crimea Erzerum, Eudokia, Hamshen, Istanbul, Malatia, Mush, Nicomedia, Ordu, Transylvania, Robosto, Sepastya, Shabin-Karahisar, Smyrna, Syria, Tigranakert, Trabizon, Van. Kharpert, Erzngan, Khodorjur

Eastern Armenian dialects can be found in: Agulis, Aresh, Artvin, Astrakhan, Yerevan, Julfa, Karabakh, Meghri, Maragha, Shamakhi, Tiflis, Khoy

Source: http://www.amazon.ca/Phonology-Armenian-Bert-Vaux/dp/0198236611/ref=sr_1_108?ie=UTF8&qid=1355765524&sr=8-108

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