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.
- Armenian SSR
- Greater Armenia
- Lesser Armenia
- Eastern Armenia
- Western Armenia
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.