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Armenians in Turkmenistanmarker number anywhere from 30,000 to 34,000. According to the Soviet 1989 census there were 31,829 Armenians in Turkmenistan. Their history can be traced back to the Soviet days, particularly after WWII, when diaspora Armenians, encouraged to settle in the Armenian SSR were dispersed by the government across the Soviet Unionmarker. Today there are three main groups of Armenians living in the country: ethnic Armenians who are Turkmen citizens, Armenian refugees from Azerbaijanmarker, and Armenian citizens from Armeniamarker.

Notable Armenians

See also


  1. Демоскоп Weekly - Туркмениская СССР
  2. Turkmenistan: Focus on Armenian migrants

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