Britannica Changed “Nakhichevan” to “Naxçıvan”

December 25, 2011 at 11:26 pm (Denial)

According to the “Article History” tab for the Britannica Encylopedia Online entry on the region of Nakhichevan (now part of Azerbaijan), Britannica’s associate editor Laura Etheredge changed the name of the region from the international and Armenian term, Nakhichevan, to the official Azerbaijani toponym Naxçıvan on August 18, 2010.

Britannica hasn’t changed so far Nakhichevan to Naxçıvan on Britannica Kids.

Britannica has used the term “Nakhichevan” for at least a hundred years.

It is unfortunate that Britannica is aiding Azerbaijan’s campaign of erasing Nakhichevan’s Armenian roots by changing the indigenous name of the region.

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