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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A region and former kingdom of Asia Minor that included present-day Armenia and part of northeast Turkey and northwest Iran. Established in the eighth century B.C., it was probably the first state to adopt Christianity as a national religion (c. A.D. 303).
  • A country of Asia Minor east of Turkey and north of Iran. Acquired by Russia from Persia in 1828, it became a Soviet republic in 1921 and was a constituent republic of the USSR, known as the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic, from 1936 to 1991. Yerevan is the capital. Population: 2,970,000.
  • A city of west-central Colombia west of Bogotá. It is an industrial center and transportation hub. Population: 279,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Ancient kingdom in the Armenian Highland southeast of Black Sea and southwest of Caspian Sea; area now divided between Turkey, Republic of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran.
  • proper n. A small country in Western Asia. Official name: Republic of Armenia. Official language: Armenian. Capital: Yerevan.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a country in the Caucasus, formerly a part of the Soviet Union.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a landlocked republic in southwestern Asia; formerly an Asian soviet; modern Armenia is but a fragment of ancient Armenia which was one of the world's oldest civilizations; throughout 2500 years the Armenian people have been invaded and oppressed by their neighbors

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Ἀρμενία (Armenia) (early 5th century BC) from Old Persian 𐎠𐎼𐎷𐎡𐎴 (Armina) (late 6th century BC); see it for more. The Old Persian name is an exonym: see հայ (hay) for the native name.

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