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Arabkir - Homage to an Armenian Community

George Jerjian Antranik Poladian May 12, 2018

The story of the Armenians of Arabkir spans 3,500 years In this book, the authors, with the help of 50 contributors, weave together Arabkir s history and heartland, its community and culture, its food and faith, its geography and genocide, and its songs and famous sons.In Alexander the Great s time, they knew Arabkir as Arauraca or Arabrakenoi In the Byzantine period, thThe story of the Armenians of Arabkir spans 3,500 years In this book, the authors, with the help of 50 contributors, weave together Arabkir s history and heartland, its community and culture, its food and faith, its geography and genocide, and its songs and famous sons.In Alexander the Great s time, they knew Arabkir as Arauraca or Arabrakenoi In the Byzantine period, the name evolved to Arabkares, then Harabker, and ultimately to Arabkir Around the 1790s, the Armenians left old Arabkir Eski Shehir and resettled a few miles away renaming it Arabkir In the 1920s, a New Arabkir was created as a suburb of Yerevan, the capital of Armenia.Today, old Arabkir is a ghost of its former self and new Arabkir is part of metro Yerevan, hosting the city s second railway station and than a football team carries its name Today, the grandsons and granddaughters of the Armenians of Arabkir have created new homes, carved new lives and commingled in new communities in all corners of the world This book is a homage to the Armenians of Arabkir past, present, and future.


  • Title: Arabkir - Homage to an Armenian Community
  • Author: George Jerjian Antranik Poladian
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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