By George Jerjian,Antranik Poladian
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 couple of miles away renaming it Arabkir. within the Twenties, a brand new Arabkir was once 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Today, outdated Arabkir is a ghost of its former self and new Arabkir is a part of metro Yerevan, webhosting the city’s moment railway station and greater than a soccer workforce incorporates its identify. at the present time, 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 realm. This e-book is a homage to the Armenians of Arabkir – prior, current, and future.
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