The Assyrian name for an Armenian tribe in the Armenian Highlands
The Nairi (Armenian: Նաիրի) were a late Bronze Age people who lived in the area of the later Kingdom of Urartu, around Lake Van, in what is now the East Anatolia Region.
|“||The Nairi, when first attacked by the Assyrians, had twenty-three cities, and as many kings; they were rich in horses and mules and had so large a chariot force that we hear of a hundred and twenty chariots being taken from them in a single battle.||”|
To this day, Nairi (Yerkir Nairi, Arm.- Country of Nairi) is used as one of the names for Armenia, and is also a common Armenian name. It is also often used by Armenian poets, including Vahan Terian (author of "Am I the last poet of Nairi?"), Yeghishe Charents, and Vahagn Davtian.
- ↑ Ancient Egypt - Page 167 by George Rawlinson, Arthur Gilman