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Old 10-04-2010, 07:41 AM
 
Location: LA
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Bust out a map and look to see just exactly where Armenia is.
"Bust" out a map?

Armenia: 40 11′ 0″ N, 44 31′ 0″ E
40.183333, 44.516667

The Mediterranean Sea: 35 0′ 0″ N, 18 0′ 0″ E
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Old 10-04-2010, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Yeah, 500 miles NE of the NE corner of the Mediterranean Sea, which Armenia doesn't even border.

Armenians probably don't consider themselves Mediterranean, they probably don't have a whole lot in common with Spaniards, Italians, or Greeks, for example. Iraq and Syria are closer to the Mediterranean than Armenia is, for example.

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Old 10-04-2010, 09:39 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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What the hell DO Armenians consider themselves to be? I asked my dad (who's Armenian), once, and he sort of hemmed & hawed until he finally decided on Persian.
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Old 10-04-2010, 11:35 AM
 
Location: LA
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Yeah, 500 miles NE of the NE corner of the Mediterranean Sea, which Armenia doesn't even border.

Armenians probably don't consider themselves Mediterranean, they probably don't have a whole lot in common with Spaniards, Italians, or Greeks, for example. Iraq and Syria are closer to the Mediterranean than Armenia is, for example.
The Mediterranean is 2400 miles in length and you're making an issue out of 500 miles? There is no such thing as mediterranean race. So any such categorization is only a broad reference to the region. Why would you take that so literally? Italians, Spaniards, and Greeks are very different from each other as well and portions of those countries span greater than 500 miles off the MS. So are portions of those countries not considered Mediterranean?
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Old 10-04-2010, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Valencia, CA
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Gotta be honest and say I don't go to LA much since I'm not a fan of the city. Are Armenians a large minority throughout the city or just Glendale, Burbank, and N. Hollywood? I know these are the main cities they reside.
There must be a fair number of Armenians west of the 405 freeway in North Hills since there's an Armenian church there on Balboa and ... Lassen???

One thing for sure, Armenians have very tasty food!!! Every few years that church has a food fair and I love to go and try out all their dishes.
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Old 10-04-2010, 12:26 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Armenians used to corner the market on trash collection in LACo. Don't know if that's still a fact. Anyway, much love to my two favorite Armenian-Americans, Cherilyn Sarkisian and Krikor Ohanian.
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Old 10-04-2010, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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I thought the founder was Lebanese Armenian? Either way...really AWESOME food.
Have never patronized Zankou Chicken, so the comments on this thread made me curious. A little quick web research and found out that there is one only a couple of miles away. Will have to give it a try soon.
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Old 10-04-2010, 02:29 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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it all really depends on time and place.

before (80's, 90's) if you were middle-eastern looking in LA, you were most likely irani. now its armenian.

LA has communities of just about everything. even lebanese communities (bell, ca).
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Old 10-04-2010, 04:47 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Armenians might be the largest group of mediterraneans in LA. So if you look mediterranean then that might explain. Why, do you have a problem with Armenians?
I don't have an issue with Armenians. I seriously do not think I look Armenian. My last name ends with an I and my first name is Daniel. Thats why I get annoyed. Considering how small of a country Armenia is, its just amazing people think everyone from that region is from where yet I'm sure most people couldn't point it out on a map.
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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There is no such thing as mediterranean race.
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Armenians might be the largest group of mediterraneans in LA. So if you look mediterranean then that might explain.


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So any such categorization is only a broad reference to the region. Why would you take that so literally? Italians, Spaniards, and Greeks are very different from each other as well and portions of those countries span greater than 500 miles off the MS. So are portions of those countries not considered Mediterranean?
In order to be "Mediterranean", I would think said country or ethnic group etc, would need to at least border it, no? Would Czechs or Romanians be considered "Mediterranean" (both closer than 500 miles, and also not bordering it)? That is my point. Including Armenians in the "Mediterranean" group is a little too broad IMO. But you can call them what you want.
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