Armenians call themselves hay and identify their homeland not by the term "Armenia" but as Hayastan or Hayasdan.The origins of these words can be traced to the Hittites, among whose historical documents is a reference to the Hayasa.
Another 3 million Armenians live in various countries of the ex-Soviet Union—mainly in Russia.
One and a half million Armenians are dispersed in the Americas.
In the Bible, the area designated as Armenia is referred to as Ararat, which the Assyrians referred to as Urartu.
Armenians also identify themselves as the people of Ararat/Urartu and of Nairi, and their habitat as nairian ashkharh or yergir nairian .
In the 1980s, linguists drew attention to the existence of many similarities between the Indo-European and Semitic languages.
The only way to explain the linguistic similarities between these two linguistic groups would be to geographically move the cradle of the Indo-European linguistic groups farther east, to the Armenian plateau.Armenians have called themselves Torkomian or Torgomian .They also call themselves Haigi serount or Haiki seround , descendants of Haig/Haik. Armenia has been identified with the mountainous Armenian plateau since pre-Roman times. I work in a school in the position of Assistant to the Director. Hi, I am a woman 45 years old, leave in Yerevan, Armenia since childhood. The plateau is bordered on the east by Iran, on the west by Asia Minor, on the north by the Transcaucasian plains, and on the south by the Mesopotamian plains.