American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A region of western Azerbaijan between the Caucasus and the Karabakh range. It was ceded to Russia by Persia in the early 19th century and organized as an autonomous region within Azerbaijan by the Soviets (1923). Conflict between Azeris and the majority ethnic-Armenian population in the 1980s resulted in Nagorno-Karabakh's unilateral declaration of independence in 1991. A ceasefire was declared in 1994.
- From Russian нагорный (nagórnyj, "highland, mountainous") + Карабах (Karabáx, "Karabakh"). (Wiktionary)
“The USSR was still officially one country, but Armenia and Azerbaijan were unofficially at war over the mountain enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, which is inhabited largely by Armenians.”
“Azerbaijan and Armenia fought a six-year war over Nagorno-Karabakh, which is located within”
“Ethnic Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh sought to leave Azerbaijan as the Soviet Union broke up, leading to a war that left about 25,000 people dead and 1 million people displaced.”
“The Azeri government is a little on edge about the Nagorno-Karabakh region.”
“Despite the fact last November both the Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders agreed to intensify their efforts to find a political settlement to the Nagorno-Karabakh region it seems the problem is far from sorted.”
“Unfortunately, there are few comrades to be found in Armenia, the other former Soviet state, as a result of the ongoing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.”
“The conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh left 35,000 dead and forced as many as a million people from their homes.”
“Since the 1994 cease-fire, Nagorno-Karabakh has been under the control of Armenian forces.”
“The United States and Russia are urging the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan to come to an agreement in their long and often violent dispute over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh at a summit hosted by Russia.”
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