As early as the 11th century Turkish invaders had begun to change Armenian place names. First, they translated their meaning into Turkish: Dantsout (place with a lot of pear trees) into Armoudlou; Aghpyourashen (village of springs) into Kyankendi; Garmrig (red) into Kezelja; Dzaghgatsor (flower ravine) into Darachichek, etc.

 

As early as the 11th century Turkish invaders had begun to change Armenian place names. First, they translated their meaning into Turkish: Dantsout (place with a lot of pear trees) into Armoudlou; Aghpyourashen (village of springs) into Kyankendi; Garmrig (red) into Kezelja; Dzaghgatsor (flower ravine) into Darachichek, etc.

 

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