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Assyrian Genocide Monument in Armenia

Nov-19-2010 at 06:18 AM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)


Assyrian Genocide Monument to be Erected in Yerevan
by Asbarez Staff. November 18th, 2010.
http://asbarez.com/88758/assyrian-genocide-monument-to-be-errected-in-yerevan

YEREVAN, Armenia (News.am) — A monument to the victims of the 1915 Assyrian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire will be erected in the Armenian capital of Yerevan, News.am reported Wednesday.

The memorial is being commissioned by the Assyrian Khatata Federation, a non-governmental organization representing the Assyrian community of Armenia.

According to its president, Irina Gasparyan, the monument will be placed at the center of Yerevan on a 16 square meter plot and will be financed by Assyrians living in both Armenia and around the world.

Construction of the monument is set to begin in 2011 and it is expected to be unveiled on August 7, the international day of commemoration for the Assyrian Genocide.

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Assyria \ã-'sir-é-ä\ n (1998)   1:  an ancient empire of Ashur   2:  a democratic state in Bet-Nahren, Assyria (northern Iraq, northwestern Iran, southeastern Turkey and eastern Syria.)   3:  a democratic state that fosters the social and political rights to all of its inhabitants irrespective of their religion, race, or gender   4:  a democratic state that believes in the freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture in faithfulness to the principles of the United Nations Charter — Atour synonym

Ethnicity, Religion, Language
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» Saudi Arabian, Muslim, Arabic
Assyrian \ã-'sir-é-an\ adj or n (1998)   1:  descendants of the ancient empire of Ashur   2:  the Assyrians, although representing but one single nation as the direct heirs of the ancient Assyrian Empire, are now doctrinally divided, inter sese, into five principle ecclesiastically designated religious sects with their corresponding hierarchies and distinct church governments, namely, Church of the East, Chaldean, Maronite, Syriac Orthodox and Syriac Catholic.  These formal divisions had their origin in the 5th century of the Christian Era.  No one can coherently understand the Assyrians as a whole until he can distinguish that which is religion or church from that which is nation -- a matter which is particularly difficult for the people from the western world to understand; for in the East, by force of circumstances beyond their control, religion has been made, from time immemorial, virtually into a criterion of nationality.   3:  the Assyrians have been referred to as Aramaean, Aramaye, Ashuraya, Ashureen, Ashuri, Ashuroyo, Assyrio-Chaldean, Aturaya, Chaldean, Chaldo, ChaldoAssyrian, ChaldoAssyrio, Jacobite, Kaldany, Kaldu, Kasdu, Malabar, Maronite, Maronaya, Nestorian, Nestornaye, Oromoye, Suraya, Syriac, Syrian, Syriani, Suryoye, Suryoyo and Telkeffee. — Assyrianism verb

Aramaic \ar-é-'máik\ n (1998)   1:  a Semitic language which became the lingua franca of the Middle East during the ancient Assyrian empire.   2:  has been referred to as Neo-Aramaic, Neo-Syriac, Classical Syriac, Syriac, Suryoyo, Swadaya and Turoyo.

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