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The Lost Armenian Village Of Jipin

The Lost Armenian Village Of Jipin

Before 1915, more than 42,000 Armenians lived in the villages near the ancient city of Urfa (Urha, Orfa, or Edessa). This Armenian community had 10 churches, one monastery, and about 20 Armenian schools. One of these Armenian-populated villages was the village of Jipin. During the Armenian Genocide in 1915, the forced emigration of Armenians began …