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Nak̲h̲čiwān
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, Nak̲h̲čuwān , the name of a town in Transcaucasia which is also the chief town of a region of the same name, until the early 19th century a largely independent khanate and in former Soviet Russian administrative geography part of the Azerbaijan SSR but an enclave within the Armenian Republic. Both town and region lie to the northwest of the great southern bend of the Araxes river, since 1834 here the frontier between Persia and Russian territory. The town of Nak̲h̲čiwān is situated in lat. 39° …

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Minorsky, V. and Bosworth, C.E., “Nak̲h̲čiwān”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 14 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5772>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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