Naxçivan[näkˌchĭ-vänˈ, näᴋʜˌ-] or Na·khi·che·van [nə-kēˌchə-, -ᴋʜēˌ-]
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An autonomous republic of Azerbaijan forming an exclave separated from the rest of the country by Armenia to the north and east and bordering on Iran and Turkey to the south and west. Ceded to Russia by Persia in the early 19th century, it was organized as a republic in 1924.