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  • Mar 21, 2012
  • 10:52 AM

The Armenian-Speaking Muslims of Hamshen: Who Are They? (video)

Vahan Ishkhanyan / Hetq Online
In Hopa, they only speak Homshetsma. No one understands their Russian. Their dialect and the one spoken in Hopa have remained basically the same, just some vocabulary is different. “Just a few words here and there are completely different. For example, they say mashina for a car and we say tilezhka. We say makina for a sewing machine but here it’s used to describe a laundry machine,” Nargiza explains.

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