Armenia[är mēn′yə, -mē′nē ə; for 4, -mā′nē ə, -mān′yə]
- region & former kingdom of W Asia, south of the Caucasus Mts.: now divided between Turkey, Iran, and present-day Armenia
- Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic
- country in W Asia: became independent upon the breakup of the U.S.S.R. (1991): 11,490 sq mi (29,759 sq km); pop. 3,305,000; cap. Yerevan: formerly, Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic
- city in WC Colombia: pop. 212,000
- A region and former kingdom of western Asia that included present-day Armenia and parts of northeast Turkey and northwest Iran. Established c. 600 BC, it was probably the first state to adopt Christianity as a national religion (c. AD 303). In the fourth and fifth centuries Armenia was subsumed by the Roman and Persian empires.
- A country of western Asia east of Turkey and north of Iran. Acquired by Russia from Persia in 1828, it became a Soviet republic in 1920 and was a part of the USSR from 1922 to 1991. Yerevan is the capital.
- A city of west-central Colombia west of Bogotá. It is an industrial center and transportation hub.
From Latin Armenia, from Ancient Greek Ἀρμενία (Armenia) (early 5th century BC), from Old Persian (Armina) (late 6th century BC); see it for more. The Old Persian name is an exonym: see հայ (hay) for the native name. Attested in English since late 14th century.