2nt century BC –|
AD 8t century
Borders o Caucasian Albanie (reid dashed line)
|Status||Territory, Kinrick, Vassal Kinrick an Satrapy during the Parthian an Sassanid empires|
|Common leids||Caucasian Albanie, Armenie, Parthie leid, Middle Persie|
|Releegion||Paganism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism|
|4t century BC|
|The day pairt o||
Albania (Laitin: Albānia, Greek: Ἀλβανία, Albanía, in Auld Armenie: Աղուանք Ałuankʿ (Aguank), Parthian: Ardhan, Middle Persie: Arran; uisually referred tae as Caucasian Albania for disambiguation wi the modren state o Albanie; the native name for the kintra is unkent) is a name for the historical region o the eastren Caucasus, that existit on the territory o present-day republic o Azerbaijan (whaur baith o its caipitals wur located) an pairtially soothren Dagestan.
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- Shnirelman, V.A.(2001), 'The value of the Past: Myths, Identity and Politics in Transcaucasia', Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology. pp 79: "Yet, even at the time of Caucasian Albania and later on, as well, the region was greatly affected by Iran and Persian enjoyed even more success than the Albanian language".
- Benjamin W. Fortson, "Indo-European Language and Culture: An Introduction", John Wiley and Sons, 2009. pg 242: " Middle Persian was the official language of the Sassanian dynasty"
- James Stuart Olson. An Ethnohistorical Dictionary of the Russian and Soviet Empires. ISBN 0-313-27497-5
- the grapheme ł is variously transcribed as l, g, and gh, resulting in variations Aluan/Alvan, Aguan/Agvan, and Aghuan/Aghvan (translations by K.Patkanian 1861, Sh.В. Smbatian 1984, A.A.Akopian 1987, et al
- Robert H. Hewsen. "Ethno-History and the Armenian Influence upon the Caucasian Albanians", in: Samuelian, Thomas J. (Ed.), Classical Armenian Culture. Influences and Creativity. Chicago: 1982, pp. 27-40.
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