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By George Jerjian,Antranik Poladian

the tale of the Armenians of Arabkir spans 3,500 years. during this ebook, the authors, with the aid of 50 participants, weave jointly Arabkir’s background and heartland, its group and tradition, its meals and religion, its geography and genocide, and its songs and recognized sons.

In Alexander the Great’s time, they knew Arabkir as Arauraca or Arabrakenoi. within the Byzantine interval, the identify advanced to Arabkares, then Harabker, and eventually to Arabkir. round the 1790s, the Armenians left previous Arabkir (Eski Shehir) and resettled a number of miles away renaming it Arabkir. within the Twenties, a brand new Arabkir used to be created as a suburb of Yerevan, the capital of Armenia.

Today, outdated Arabkir is a ghost of its former self and new Arabkir is a part of metro Yerevan, internet hosting the city’s moment railway station and greater than a soccer group consists of its identify. this day, the grandsons and granddaughters of the Armenians of Arabkir have created new houses, carved new lives and commingled in new groups in all corners of the area. This ebook is a homage to the Armenians of Arabkir – prior, current, and future.

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