from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- A region and former kingdom of western Asia that included present-day Armenia and parts of northeast Turkey and northwest Iran. Established c. 600 BC, it was probably the first state to adopt Christianity as a national religion (c. AD 303). In the fourth and fifth centuries Armenia was subsumed by the Roman and Persian empires.
- A country of western Asia east of Turkey and north of Iran. Acquired by Russia from Persia in 1828, it became a Soviet republic in 1920 and was a part of the USSR from 1922 to 1991. Yerevan is the capital.
- A city of west-central Colombia west of Bogotá. It is an industrial center and transportation hub.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun a country in the Caucasus, formerly a part of the Soviet Union.
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- proper noun historical Ancient kingdom in the
Armenian Highlandsoutheast of Black Seaand southwest of Caspian Sea; area now divided between Turkey, Republic of Armenia, Azerbaijanand Iran.
- proper noun A small country in Western Asia. Official name:
Republic of Armenia. Official language: Armenian. Capital: Yerevan.
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- noun 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
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And Armenia is a shining becon of democracy, tolerance, and prosperity because they were brutally ruled by either the Ottoman Empire or the Russians for much of the past millenium.
When a regular flight en route from Tehran to Yerevan crashed after takeoff yesterday, killing all 168 on board, many in Armenia and its Diaspora were distressed, and not least since there were 40 ethnic Armenians among the dead.
The interview makes specific reference not only to the more recent detention of activists in Armenia and Azerbaijan, but also to the 10 May dispersal of youth protesting a flower festival held a little over a week after the 30 April massacre of students in a Baku university.
Russian, and French presidents calling for Armenia and Azerbaijan to resolve the longstanding conflict over Nagorno Karabakh, some bloggers in Armenia have launched a campaign demanding the resignation of the country's foreign minister, Edward Nalbandian.
The blog speculates that such an approach could be a more effective strategy to change something in Armenia's position on a Karabakh resolution.
Dakhanavar in Armenia sucked blood from the soles of feet rather than the neck.
Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002) was born in Armenia in 1908.
Economically speaking, Armenia is choking, illegally blockaded by both Turkey and Azerbaijan for many years now.
Armenia is not successful, in part, because of decades of Communism and the fact that corruption and authoritarian power structures are the norm in business and political relations throughout most of the former USSR.
How come the country with the most Armenians, Armenia, is so poor?