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Jun 17

THE STATE OF WESTERN ARMENIA LAW ON LANGUAGE

The content and purpose of the Law

Article 1. This law contains provisions on the Western and Eastern Armenian, grabar (Classical Armenian), Armenian dialects, ethnic minorities, the languages of other nations. The law also contains provisions on public responsibility, that is to give the individual the opportunity to use the language they prefer in public and international sectors. As well as the use of Sign language and Braille system.

Article 2. The purpose of the law is to guarantee the usage of Western, as well as Eastern Armenian, grabar (Classical Armenian), Armenian dialects, ethnic minorities, the languages of other nations in the State of Western Armenia. The law aims to preserve and promote the Western Armenian, Eastern Armenian, grabar (Classical Armenian), Armenian dialects and linguistic diversity of ethnic minorities in the State of Western Armenia.

The Official Language of the State of Western Armenia

Article 3. The official language of the State of Western Armenia is Armenian, literary Western Armenian.

Article 4. The common language of the State of Western Armenia and its citizens, which should be available to citizens of Western Armenia in all sectors of education and life.

Article 5. The society has a special obligation and responsibility to use and develop the Western Armenian.

Article 6. In the State of Western Armenia are created wide opportunities for education, learning, usage and development of the Western and Eastern Armenian, as well as their grabar (Classical Armenian) foundation.

Languages of ethnic minorities

Article 7. The State and society have special responsibility and duty to promote the use and development of languages of ethnic minorities.

Sign language and Braille system

Article 8. Sign language and Braille system are under State care.

The use of language in State and public spheres

Article 9. The official language in State and public spheres is literary Western Armenian.

Article 10. If necessary, the State provides the support of the usage of other languages through translation for ethnic minorities and foreigners.

Article 11. The language used in State and public sectors should be the literary language, developed, simple and understandable and should always be subject to the State care and be under the State control. For the smooth development of the Western Armenian language, under the Ministry of Education will be created the “Committee on the preservation and development strategy preparation of the Western Armenian language” and “Department of the Western Armenian language control inspection” for the pure usage of the Western Armenian language.

Article 12. The Western Armenian is an official language of the State of Western Armenia in the context of international relations.

 

Armenag Aprahamian

President of the State of Western Armenia

17.06.2015

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