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Old 09-15-2005, 02:13 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 09-15-2005, 02:17 AM   #2
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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.
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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)
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Default Re: Random question for Argentines

Yes, Nalbandian is an Armenian name. - http://www.armeniapedia.org/index.ph...an_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.
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Thanks for all your answers!
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One of the main streets in Yerevan the capital of Armenia is called Nalbandian street.
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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.

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.

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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Exactly. We're just a big melting pot, indeed.
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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.
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Yeah like Massu....... His surname comes from the middle east
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Yeah like Massu....... His surname comes from the middle east
I thought Massu was Eastern European? Is this not right?
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