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Albania (Ancient kingdom)

LC control no.n 85237705
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Geographic headingAlbania (Ancient kingdom)
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Geographic subdivision usageAlbania (Ancient kingdom)
Variant(s)Кавказская Албания
Kavkazskai︠a︡ Albanii︠a︡
Albanii︠a︡ (Ancient kingdom)
Ran (Ancient kingdom)
Rani (Ancient kingdom)
Эретия
Ėretii︠a︡
Aran
Agvank
Caucasian Albania
Ereti
Gafgaz Albanii̐a
Aghuanitsʻ Ashkharh
Aghuankʻ
Aghvankʻ
Aluank
Qafqaz Albaniya
Special noteNon-Latin script reference not evaluated.
Found inGei︠u︡shev, R. B. Khristianstvo v Kavkazskoĭ Albanii, 1984: t.p. (Kavkazskoĭ Albanii) p. 3 (gosudarstvo Albanii︠a︡; also named Ran in Syrian; Rani or Ėretii︠a︡ in Georgian; Aran in Arabic; Agvank in Armenian; and in sci. lit. Kavkazskai︠a︡ Albanii︠a︡) p. 146 (Caucasian Albania; existed 4th cent. B.C. to 8th cent. A.D.)
Bolʹsh. sov. ėnt︠s︡ikl., 3rd. ed.: v. 1, p. 391 (Albanii︠a︡ Kavkazskai︠a︡; ancient govt. in eastern Caucasus headed by a King; main city named Kabala)
Oxford class. dict., 1970: p. 34 (Albania (Caucasian); land adjacent to eastern Caucasus and western Caspian)
Webster's new geogr. dict., 1980: p. 24 (Albania; ancient country of east Caucasus region corresponding largely to Azerbaijan SSR and south Daghestan ASSR, USSR; and inhabited by Scythian tribesman)
Encyc. Brit., 1972 ed.: v. 1, p. 512 (Albania--ancient name of part of Azerbaijan SSR in eastern Caucasus; Albani were largely driven into Armenia by Khazars)
Nurii̐ev, A. B. Gafgaz Albanii̐asynyn shu̇shă ma'mulaty vă isteḣsaly tarikhi, 1981.
Movsēs, Kaghankatuatsʻi. Patmutʻiwn Aghuanitsʻ ashkharhi, 1983: t.p. (Aghuanitsʻ ashkharh) added t.p., etc. (Aluank; Aghvankʻ)
Girdiman tarixi, IV-IX äsrlär, 2010: page 447 (Girdiman contained Qabala = Kabala, the main city of Qafqaz Albaniya, as well as other important cities in Qafqaz Albaniya) p. 55-83 (a sketch of the major attempts to locate the territory of Girdiman in Azerbaijan)
Wikipedia, December 11th, 2021: (Caucasian Albania is a modern exonym for a former state located in ancient times in the Caucasus: mostly in what is now Azerbaijan (where both of its capitals were located). The modern endonyms for the area are Aghwank and Aluank, among the Udi people, who regard themselves as descended from the inhabitants of Caucasian Albania. However, its original endonym is unknown)
Academic Kida, December 11, 2021: (Caucasian Albania (or Aghbania) was an ancient state that covered what is now southern Dagestan and most of today's Azerbaijan of the Caucasus. For much of its history, the Caucasian Albania was a part of the Persian Empire)