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Random question for Argentines

Leo
09-15-2005, 02:13 AM
Is "Nalbandian" a common Argentinian surname? It certainly sounds different than the other Argentinian names on tour and I remember somebody here saying that it is Armenian because David has Armenian heritage. The only reason I ask is because on one of my favorite two shows they used Jose (or something along those lines) Nalbandian" as a "generic Argentinian name" but if it's not actually a common name, then perhaps the writers of the show follow tennis and know of/like David and thus they thought that it was common... you know? Call it a stretch, but I'd find it exciting and I was curious anyway.

Carito_90
09-15-2005, 02:17 AM
No, it's not exactly common. I have never heard of anyone called Nalbandian before him.

I think it is Armenian, yes. I mean, you can tell he has Armenian heritage by his hair and eye colour.

Daniela_CABJ
09-15-2005, 03:00 AM
I think most of surnames with -ian ar Armenian.
and I don't think there is any Argentinian surname, I have an Italian surname, but most surnames are Spanish (I think)

its.like.that
09-15-2005, 05:33 AM
Yes, Nalbandian is an Armenian name. - http://www.armeniapedia.org/index.php?title=Category:Armenian_Individuals

Just like Sargsian, and Agassian - except that Andre's father was ashamed of his heritage so he tried to distance himself from it.

David's hair and eye colour are from his Italian heritage.

Armenian's are known for dark features, eyes and hair, although there skin is not particularly dark.

Leo
09-15-2005, 10:32 AM
Thanks for all your answers!

Action Jackson
09-15-2005, 10:44 AM
One of the main streets in Yerevan the capital of Armenia is called Nalbandian street.

G O
09-15-2005, 11:33 AM
One of the main streets in Yerevan the capital of Armenia is called Nalbandian street.


Where on this earth did he find this out? Seriously.

Please don't tell me you've visisted Armenia. :lol:

No better yet... tell me you did!

What did you like, google "Nalbandian" for hours on another one of your Tennis Facts and Stats Adventures?

Fucking awsome.

:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :dog:

Action Jackson
09-15-2005, 11:35 AM
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It just gets better.

brujyster
09-15-2005, 12:02 PM
It is a very rare name. As a matter of fact, a search or "Nalbandian" in the directory will return totally 30 hits (in a country with 40 million people). No common but pretty popular, I guess

Carito_90
09-15-2005, 11:36 PM
It just gets better.

You ain't missing nothing, really.


Regarding surnames here... well, there are a lot of Spanish surnames, because of our history, but there are also lots from Italian, German, some Polish even and plenty of others. We are a country that was created by immigrants mainly, European immigrants, so you can find anything, really.

Action Jackson
09-15-2005, 11:43 PM
You ain't missing nothing, really.


Regarding surnames here... well, there are a lot of Spanish surnames, because of our history, but there are also lots from Italian, German, some Polish even and plenty of others. We are a country that was created by immigrants mainly, European immigrants, so you can find anything, really.

I feel better when he is on ignore.

I mean in porteño land everyone virtually has some Italian in them and my South American friends joke about this all the time. I rememeber I was asked about the descent about some of the players.

Obviously guys like Brzezicki are Polish, Hartfield are English and Guzman is Jewish, then are ones like Calleri's old coach Yunis who is an Arab.

Carito_90
09-15-2005, 11:50 PM
Exactly. We're just a big melting pot, indeed.

Action Jackson
09-15-2005, 11:54 PM
Exactly. We're just a big melting pot, indeed.

When I was at the Davis Cup I met this Japanese girl who was an Argentine and I know there are plenty of Japanese in Sao Paulo, but there quite a lot of Koreans and Japanese in Argentina I believe.

Yes, it is an interesting one plenty of Croatians as well and the tournament director of Buenos Aires Martin Jaite is Jewish.

+alonso
09-16-2005, 01:39 AM
Yeah like Massu....... His surname comes from the middle east :yeah:

sigmagirl91
09-16-2005, 01:48 AM
Yeah like Massu....... His surname comes from the middle east :yeah:

I thought Massu was Eastern European? Is this not right?

+alonso
09-16-2005, 01:56 AM
Nop :) Massu is arab or something like that!
his grandfather was born in there :)

sigmagirl91
09-16-2005, 01:56 AM
Nop :) Massu is arab or something like that!
his grandfather was born in there :)

Oh....thanks for the info.

+alonso
09-16-2005, 01:57 AM
You're welcome ;)

Action Jackson
09-16-2005, 01:16 PM
Massu's mum is a Hungarian Jew and his father is a Christian from Palestine.

+alonso
09-16-2005, 03:21 PM
Oh yeah! I forgot it about Massu's Mum ;) Thanks GWH

alfonsojose
09-16-2005, 06:09 PM
Massu's mum is a Hungarian Jew and his father is a Christian from Palestine.
:eek: what a cool mix .. and sex :lol: :yeah:

Carito_90
09-16-2005, 10:58 PM
When I was at the Davis Cup I met this Japanese girl who was an Argentine and I know there are plenty of Japanese in Sao Paulo, but there quite a lot of Koreans and Japanese in Argentina I believe.

Yes, it is an interesting one plenty of Croatians as well and the tournament director of Buenos Aires Martin Jaite is Jewish.
Yes, plenty of Japanese here.

brujyster
09-18-2005, 08:22 AM
Obviously guys like Brzezicki are Polish, Hartfield are English and Guzman is Jewish, then are ones like Calleri's old coach Yunis who is an Arab.

Guzman Jewish? Are you sure about that? It could be, it is a typical Spanish name though. I know there are Jews who adopted a Spanish surname, but they are spelled slightly different than the original name (Peres instead of Pérez, for instance).

Action Jackson
09-18-2005, 08:29 AM
Guzman Jewish? Are you sure about that? It could be, it is a typical Spanish name though. I know there are Jews who adopted a Spanish surname, but they are spelled slightly different than the original name (Peres instead of Pérez, for instance).

Martin Jaite is Jewish, Erlich and Ram are Jewish one from Uruguay and the other Argentine and I could be wrong about Guzman being Jewish, but I think he is.

Some people might know this, but others wouldn't.

Zabaleta is of Basque origin as is the greatly named Ines Gorrochategui.

its.like.that
09-18-2005, 09:43 AM
Where on this earth did he find this out? Seriously.



Click the link I posted. Then click Nalbandian.