Regarding the origin of Armenians and the Armenian language, many views and hypotheses have been put forward so far, based on facts from various sciences, from mythology to linguistics.
Many studies can also be considered multifaceted, as the issues mentioned are discussed by combining data from multiple disciplines. The fact that Armenian is by nature an Indo-European language and that the speakers of this language belonged to Indo-European tribes has long been proven by linguistics and other related sciences, and here there is no disagreement.
At the same time, since the beginning of Indo-European linguistics, the problem of the homeland of Indo-Europeans or the initial common Indo-European linguistic area has been disputed by various researchers, which is of great importance in revealing the circumstances of the origin and formation not only of Indo-European and Proto-Indo-European languages, but also of individual tribal languages and their speakers.
It should also be noted that the hypothesis of the minor Asian origin of Indo-Europeans is today considered more probable, which, in our opinion, is sufficiently supported, and even supporters of the traditional point of view attributing the European origin to Indo-Europeans no longer denies this assertion. Disagreements center primarily on the question of which part of Asia Minor Indo-European tribes first inhabited. It should also be noted that today the view that they occupied the territories covering western Asia Minor or the Armenian plateau is considered more acceptable among us, which is certainly not accepted by many many foreign scientists.
At the beginning of the 20th century, after the founding of so-called “Nostratic linguistics”, the idea was put forward that the Indo-Europeans, previously widespread in the southern territories of Asia Minor, formed a unit of other non-Europeans.
Indo-European speakers, particularly the Semitic, Caucasian, and Uralic languages, then split off and moved north.