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Pastoral and Alpine Life of Armenia's Yezidis

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A farmer walks to his barn.

The Yezidis, a Kurdish-dialect-speaking group who migrated to Armenia from Turkey starting in the late 1820s, are the country’s largest ethnic minority. Aside from their religious practices, which include elements of Christianity, Islam and Zoroastrianism, they are best known in Armenia for their sheep-breeding and production of sheep cheese and wool.

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Anahit Hayrapetyan is a freelance photojournalist based in Yerevan.

Pastoral and Alpine Life of Armenia's Yezidis

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