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- n. One of the main two dialects of modern Armenian language, the other being Western Armenian. It is the official language of the Republic of Armenia and is the dialect spoken by Armenian diaspora in CIS countries and Iran. It developed in the 19th century in Russian Armenia.
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But if one speaks Eastern Armenian, and has done extensive reading of Armenian literature it is absolutely easy to undestand Western Armenian.
I disagree that the Lori dialect is not different from "regular" Armenian, however, as there are noticable differences, just as Western and Eastern Armenian have distict audible as well as syntax differences.
New Testament had been issued in the ancient Armenian, in the Ararat dialect or Eastern Armenian, in the Ararat and Ancient Armenian in parallel columns, in the Greco-Turkish, and in the Armeno-Turkish.
 When the Ottoman Armenians in the eastern provinces rioted against the Ottoman Empire and many Armenians joined the Russian occupying forces the Istanbul Government decided to relocate the Eastern Armenian population to another Ottoman province, Syria.
New electronic Translator from Western Armenian to Eastern Armenian developed