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  • proper noun Obsolete form of Yerevan.

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  • noun capital of Armenia


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  • This title had been suggested by a fellow prisoner of war in Erivan, by name of Zimmer.

    Konrad Lorenz - Autobiography

  • League failed to implement the plan, but the Nansen International Office for Refugees later settled some 10,000 in Erivan and 40,000 in Syria and

    Fridtjof Nansen - Biography

  • With respect to another and very different class of the impious — those who, while washing their elbows, neglect to turn their faces towards Aleppo and Erivan, or who do not kneel down in the dirt on seeing a procession of capuchin friars at

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • The Nansen Office organised the construction of villages to house more than 40,000 Armenians in Syria and Lebanon and resettled another 10,000 in Erivan in the Soviet Union.

    The Humanitarian Nobel Peace Prizes

  • Armenia, which was later to become a Soviet republic, was reduced to the province of Erivan.

    1920, Jan. 28

  • Under the Treaty of Turkmanchay (Feb. 22, 1828) Iran lost the areas of Erivan and Nakhchevan, and provided for a Russian diplomatic and commercial presence in Iran.

    b. Iran

  • The war ended in a Russian victory and in the Treaty of Turkmanchai: Russia secured part of Armenia with Erivan; Persia recognized Russia's exclusive right to have a navy on the Caspian Sea and granted Russia important commercial concessions.


  • Transcaucasia, government Erivan, situated at an altitude of 4390 ft., between the Arpa-chai (_Harpasus_) and a deep ravine.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Part 1, Slice 1

  • Within a short distance of Erivan, and the post-station nearest to the Persian frontier, is Nahitchevan, the first abode of Noah after he came forth from the ark, and probably also his last, since his tomb is reverently shown by the inhabitants, who eagerly escort strangers to see it.

    Russia As Seen and Described by Famous Writers

  • In 1826, war broke out with Persia, the result of which was that the latter power was compelled to cede Erivan and the country as far as the Araxes (or Aras).

    Russia As Seen and Described by Famous Writers


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