Armenia

geographical name
Ar·​me·​nia | \ är-ˈmē-nē-ə How to pronounce Armenia (audio) , -nyə \

Definition of Armenia

1 or biblical Minni \ ˈmi-​ˌnī How to pronounce Armenia (audio) \ former kingdom of western Asia in a mountainous region southeast of the Black Sea and southwest of the Caspian Sea; area now divided between Armenia, Turkey, and Iran
2 landlocked independent country of western Asia; a constituent republic ( Armenian Republic ) of the Soviet Union 1936–91; capital Yerevan area 11,484 square miles (29,743 square kilometers), population 3,038,000

Learn More about Armenia

Statistics for Armenia

Last Updated

18 May 2021

Cite this Entry

“Armenia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Armenia. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on Armenia

Nglish: Translation of Armenia for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of Armenia for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Dog Breeds

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!