From the 11th to the 15th centuries Armenians migrated in large numbers to various countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. In Transylvania they built two cities, Elisabethopolis and Armenopolis. In Russia they acted as intermediaries in trade and helped in the westernization of the country. Similarly, Armenians were the first to enter China as traders. Armenian King Hetum visited the Great Khan in 1255—before Marco Polo. The first church in China was an Armenian church built in 1562. Armenians were also the first to translate the Bible to Chinese.

From the 11th to the 15th centuries Armenians migrated in large numbers to various countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. In Transylvania they built two cities, Elisabethopolis and Armenopolis. In Russia they acted as intermediaries in trade and helped in the westernization of the country. Similarly, Armenians were the first to enter China as traders. Armenian King Hetum visited the Great Khan in 1255—before Marco Polo. The first church in China was an Armenian church built in 1562. Armenians were also the first to translate the Bible to Chinese.

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