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[ahr-mee-nee-uh, -meen-yuh; for 3 also Spanish ahr-me-nyah] /ɑrˈmi ni ə, -ˈmin yə; for 3 also Spanish ɑrˈmɛ nyɑ/
an ancient country in W Asia: now divided between Armenia, Turkey, and Iran.
Also called, Armenian Republic. a republic in Transcaucasia, S of Georgia and W of Azerbaijan. About 11,500 sq. mi. (29,800 sq. km).
Capital: Yerevan.
a city in W central Colombia. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Son of Armenia, we have heard your own judgment in this case, and now tell us, what ought we to do?

    Cyropaedia Xenophon
  • Say he may not sit upon the throne of Armenia, will he suffer from that as we shall suffer?

    Cyropaedia Xenophon
  • So the soldiers were the guests of Armenia for the day, and rested for that night.

    Cyropaedia Xenophon
  • It is the frontier river between Armenia and the country of the Carduchians.

    Anabasis Xenophon
  • Leo II, in royal costume, is on one side; the lion of Armenia on the other.

British Dictionary definitions for Armenia


a republic in NW Asia: originally part of the historic Armenian kingdom; acquired by Russia in 1828; became the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1936; gained independence in 1991. It is mountainous, rising over 4000 m (13 000 ft). Language: Armenian. Religion: Christian (Armenian Apostolic) majority. Currency: dram. Capital: Yerevan. Pop: Pop: 2 974 184 (2013 est). Area: 29 800 sq km (11 490 sq miles)
a former kingdom in W Asia, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, south of Georgia
a town in central Colombia: centre of a coffee-growing district. Pop: 349 000 (2005 est)
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Armenia in Culture

Armenia definition

Republic in extreme southwestern Asia, bordered by Georgia to the north, Azerbaijan to the east, Iran to the south, and Turkey to the south and west. Yerevan is its capital and largest city.

Note: The former kingdom of Armenia included the present country, northeastern Turkey, and the northwest corner of Iran.
Note: Throughout their 2,500-year history, the Armenian people have been repeatedly invaded and oppressed by more powerful neighboring empires, which have included Greeks, Persians, Byzantines, Huns, Arabs, Mongols, Ottoman Turks, and Russians.
Note: Between 1894 and 1920, Armenians were the victims of a massacre organized by the Turks (see Armenian Massacres).
Note: In 1920, the Soviet Union annexed Armenia, but animosity remained strong between Armenians and Russians. When the Soviet Union began to crumble in 1991, Armenia was one of the first non-Baltic Soviet republics to declare its independence.
Note: Mainly Christian, Armenia has been involved in a bloody border dispute with neighboring Azerbaijan, which is mainly Muslim.
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