The five principalities of Karabagh

The five principalities in Karabagh were Khachen, Giwlistan, Jraberd, Varanda and Dizak ruled, respectively, by the families of Hasan-Jalalian, Beglarian, Israelian, Shahnazarian, and Avanian, all branches of the ancient and medieval royal house of Siwnik.

The most prominent of the meliks of Siwnik itself, were the Haigazians of Kahatagh, the Tangians of Sisian, and the Shahumian-Parsadanians of Meghri, Bekh, Tatev, and Halidzor.

Hewsen (I don’t know why he had removed the suffix -ian from his surname)

by Mano Chil

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