Yazidis in Armenia are a subgroup of Yazidis settled in Armenia, where they form the largest ethnic minority. 

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Yazidis in Armenia are a subgroup of Yazidis settled in Armenia, where they form the largest ethnic minority. They are well integrated into the Armenian society, with freedom of religion and non-interference in their cultural traditions.

History

Early 20th century

Many Yazidis came to the Russian Empire (now the territory of Armenia and Georgia) during the 19th and early 20th centuries to escape religious persecution, as they were oppressed by the Ottoman Turks and the Sunni Kurds who tried to convert them to Islam. The Yazidis were massacred alongside the Armenians during the Armenian Genocide, causing many to flee to Russian-held parts of Armenia.  The first ever Yazidi  school was opened in Armenia in 1920.

Present situation

Demographics

According to the 2011 census, there are 35,272 Yazidis in Armenia. Ten years earlier, in the 2001 census, 40,620 Yazidis were registered in Armenia. Media have estimated the number of Yazidis in Armenia as between 30,000 and 50,000. Most of them are descendants of refugees to Armenia following the persecution during Ottoman rule, including during the Armenian Genocide, when many Armenians found refuge in Yazidi villages.

Age structure

Ethnic Yazidis have a slightly younger population compared to ethnic Armenians. Almost 54 percent is under thirty years old, while 8 percent is aged sixty or more.





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Yazidis in Armenia are a subgroup of Yazidis settled in Armenia, where they form the largest ethnic minority. 

2019/03/ziara-1552211136.jpg
Read: 2574     17:42     10 Март 2019    

Yazidis in Armenia are a subgroup of Yazidis settled in Armenia, where they form the largest ethnic minority. They are well integrated into the Armenian society, with freedom of religion and non-interference in their cultural traditions.

History

Early 20th century

Many Yazidis came to the Russian Empire (now the territory of Armenia and Georgia) during the 19th and early 20th centuries to escape religious persecution, as they were oppressed by the Ottoman Turks and the Sunni Kurds who tried to convert them to Islam. The Yazidis were massacred alongside the Armenians during the Armenian Genocide, causing many to flee to Russian-held parts of Armenia.  The first ever Yazidi  school was opened in Armenia in 1920.

Present situation

Demographics

According to the 2011 census, there are 35,272 Yazidis in Armenia. Ten years earlier, in the 2001 census, 40,620 Yazidis were registered in Armenia. Media have estimated the number of Yazidis in Armenia as between 30,000 and 50,000. Most of them are descendants of refugees to Armenia following the persecution during Ottoman rule, including during the Armenian Genocide, when many Armenians found refuge in Yazidi villages.

Age structure

Ethnic Yazidis have a slightly younger population compared to ethnic Armenians. Almost 54 percent is under thirty years old, while 8 percent is aged sixty or more.





Tags: yazidisinfo   yazidiinarmenia   ezidi   yazidisofcaucasus   езидыармении   езидыкавказа