Book Description: Western Armenian is the language spoken by most of the 7 million Diaspora Armenians who live outside their historic homeland. Western Armenian speakers form the majority of Armenian spoken in the US, Iran, and the Middle East. The languiage has helped to preserve a unified Armenian sense of identity and common cultural heritage throughout the world. This guide, an extension of that cultural heritage, offers insight into the historical roots of the Diaspora and provides an invaluable reference to the language itself. It contains a resourceful two-way dictionary, an informative grammar section, and a collection of travel-orientated phrases. Armenian has its own unique alphabet, but to facilitate pronunciation, the book uses a commonsense Roman transliteration system.