Western Armenia

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This article is about the historical subregion in Eurasia. See Armenian Highland for the geographical region.

Western Armenia (Western Arevmdian Hayasdan) which may also be referred to geographically as Anatolian Armenia or politically as Byzantine Armenia and later Turkish Armenia or Ottoman Armenia is a term coined following the division of Greater Armenia between Eastern Roman Empire (Western Armenia) and Persia (Eastern Armenia, Persarmenia) in 387.

Nowadays, it commonly refers to the portion of Greater Armenia that is currently located in the Republic of Turkey.


After the death of Armenian king Arshak III in 390 AD, the area of Roman Armenia called Western Armenia was governed by Byzantine generals.Catholic Encyclopedia /Mesrob In the 7th century Western Armenia was one of the centers of the Paulicians, a Christian popular sect. Since 9th century the larger part of Western Armenia, as well as Vaspurakan and Taron, were under the rule of Bagratid dynasty of Armenia. Then the Zakarid Armenia of 13-14th centuries included some parts of Western Armenia.

After Turkish-Persian wars of 1602-1639 Western Armenia became part of Ottoman Empire. Since Russo-Turkish War, 1828-1829 that term is referred to the......
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