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 (nə-gôr′nō-kär′ə-bäk′, -bäKH′)
A mountainous region of western Azerbaijan. It was ceded to Russia by Persia in the early 1800s and organized as an autonomous region within Azerbaijan by the Soviets (1923). Conflict between Azeris and the majority ethnic-Armenian population in the 1980s resulted in Nagorno-Karabakh's unilateral declaration of independence in 1991. A ceasefire was declared in 1994.
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Operator Karabakh Telecom, working in Mountainous Karabakh republic, has announced modifications to its roaming rates in Armenia after negotiating with Armenian mobile operator Armentel.
Bournoutian, The Politics of Demography: Misuse of Sources on the Armenian Population of Mountainous Karabakh, 9 J.
The enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Mountainous Karabakh, located on Armenia's eastern border, is today an undefined entity that has its own government, elected officials, stamps, flag and even its own national anthem; but in the eyes of the international community it stands unrecognized and is under the control of the Armenian government.