Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
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Gevorkyan, A. V. 2013. Armenian diaspora. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .
- Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
The republic of Armenia is a small and landlocked post-Soviet country of roughly three million people at the southern tip of the Caucasus Mountains. Armenia is also a large internationally dispersed expatriate population – the Armenian diaspora (spjurq), stitched in the nation's history. With a conceptual homeland as unifying ideal, Armenian is one of the “classic” diasporas (Brubaker 2005), with the Jewish and Greek. The relationship between the country and its diaspora intensified with Armenia's independence in 1991.
- civil war;
- ethnic conflict;
- assimilation and exclusion