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 (näk′chĭ-vän′, näKH′-) or Na·khi·che·van (nə-kē′chə-, -KHē′-)
A semiautonomous exclave of Azerbaijan separated from the rest of the country by Armenia to the north and east and bordering on Iran and Turkey to the south and west. Ceded to Russia by Persia in the early 1800s, it was joined to the USSR as the Nakhichevan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in 1924.
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Monitoring of insecticide resistance in Anopheles sacharovi (Favre 1903) in borderline of Armenia, Naxcivan & Turkey, 2001.
Interestingly enough, not even a month after this treaty had been concluded, Iran--with no prior consultations with Baku--cut off electricity supplies to the Azerbaijani exclave of Naxcivan. This development seems to confirm that more than economic considerations were at stake in these events.
"Toward a Holistic Approach to Relief, Development, and Christian Witness: With Special Reference to Adra's Mission to Naxcivan, 1993-2003." Ph.D.