Caucasian Albanie

(Reguidit frae Scythie)

Albania (Laitin: Albānia, Greek: [Ἀλβανία, Albanía] error: {{lang}}: text has italic markup (help),[4] in Auld Armenie: Աղուանք Ałuankʿ (Aguank),[5] 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[6][7]) 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.

Caucasian Albanie

2nt century BC –
AD 8t century
Borders o Caucasian Albanie (reid dashed line)
Borders o Caucasian Albanie (reid dashed line)
StatusTerritory, Kinrick, Vassal Kinrick an Satrapy during the Parthian an Sassanid empires
CaipitalKabalak, Partav
Common leidsCaucasian Albanie, Armenie, Parthie leid,[1] Middle Persie[2][3]
Paganism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism
Historical eraAntiquity
• Established
4t century BC
• Disestablished
8t century
Precedit bi
Succeedit bi
Achaemenid Empire
Rashidun Caliphate
The day pairt o Azerbaijan


  1. Toumanoff, Cyril. The Arsacids. Encyclopædia Iranica. excerpt:"Whatever the sporadic suzerainty of Rome, the country was now a part—together with Iberia (East Georgia) and (Caucasian) Albania, where other Arsacid branched reigned—of a pan-Arsacid family federation. Culturally, the predominance of Hellenism, as under the Artaxiads, was now followed by a predominance of “Iranianism,” and, symptomatically, instead of Greek, as before, Parthian became the language of the educated"
  2. 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".
  3. 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"
  4. James Stuart Olson. An Ethnohistorical Dictionary of the Russian and Soviet Empires. ISBN 0-313-27497-5
  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
  6. 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.
  7. Bosworth, Clifford E. Arran. Encyclopædia Iranica.