Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh

Nagorno Karagakh mapAglow Leader: Mariam Gasparyan
National Assistant

Capital: Stepanakert

Pray:

  • There has been great enthusiasm for Aglow ministry recently following an Aglow national conference in Armenia that people from Nagorno Karabakh also attended.   Pray for new leaders and members to step up in the call and vision to establish Aglow in Nagorno Karabakh.
  • Pray for the Aglow groups and leaders to be strengthened.
  • Pray for all the resources and creativity needed to fulfill the intentions of God in the nation of the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh.
  • Pray for the Aglow prayer group in the Capital city.
  • Pray for godly government leaders. Blessed is the nation whose God is The Lord, the people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance. Psalm 33:12

Proclaim:

  • For Nagorno Karabakh’s sake I will not keep silent. For Stepanagert’s sake I will not remain quiet till her vindication shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch. (Taken from Isaiah 62:1 NIV)
  • Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the LORD will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. Isaiah 60:1,2 (NKJV)
  • Lift up your heads, O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, He is he King of glory. Selah Psalm 24:9-10 (NKJV)

Interesting Facts About the Republic of Nagorno Karabakh

Republic of Nagorno Karabagh flagBackground: Concrete numbers about the demographic situation in Nagorno Karabakh appear since the 18th century. Archimandrite Minas Tigranian, after completing his secret mission to Persian Armenia ordered by the Russian Tsar Peter the Great stated in a report dated March 14, 1717 that the patriarch of the Gandzasar Monastery, in Nagorno Karabakh, had under his authority 900 Armenian villages.

A survey prepared by the Russian imperial authorities in 1823, several years before the 1828 Armenian migration from Persia to the newly established Armenian Province, shows that all Armenians of Karabakh compactly resided in its highland portion, i.e. on the territory of the five traditional Armenian principalities in Nagorno Karabakh, and constituted an absolute demographic majority on those lands.

With the turmoil caused by the Syrian Civil War, several hundred Syrian-Armenian citizens have moved from Syria to Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. Many of these refugees are being offered assistance by the government in the form of land, housing, extra educational assistance, and other such basics that will help them quickly assimilate and start their new lives.  As the civil war continues, many more families are expected to make the move to Nagorno-Karabakh.

Government Type: presidential democracy.

Population: 137,737

Ethnic Groups: The population of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic is now almost exclusively Armenian. Almost all Azerbaijanis (41,000 at the territory of the Nagorno-Karabakh AO in 1989) have left the area. The majority of the Russians and Ukrainians have also left.

Languages: The main language spoken in Nagorno-Karabakh is Armenian; however, Karabakh Armenians speak a dialect of Armenian which is considerably different from that which is spoken in Armenia as it is layered with Russian, Turkish and Persian words.

Religions: Most of the Armenian population is Christian and belongs to the Armenian Apostolic Church. Certain Orthodox Christian and Evangelical Christian denominations also exist; other religions include Judaism.

Interesting Facts information from the Wikipedia.org website. Read more about the Republic

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