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Amatuni (Armenian: Ամատունի) is an ancient Armenian noble family, known from the 4th century in the canton of Artaz, between lakes Van and Urmia, with its center at Shavarshan (latter-day Maku), and subsequently also at Aragatsotn, west of Lake Sevan, with the residence at Oshakan.[1]


  • Medieval dynasty 1
  • Later family 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Medieval dynasty

The Amatuni who was of Caspio-Median or Matianian-Mannaean[2] origin, is given a specious Jewish ancestry by the early Armenian tradition (Moses of Chorene 2.57). Their forefather's name Manue suggests a connection with royal house of Adiabene.[3]

After the knyaz on March 25, 1826.[4]

See also


  1. ^ a b c Toumanoff, Cyril. Amatuni. Encyclopaedia Iranica Online Edition. Retrieved on December 25, 2007.
  2. ^ C. Toumanoff, Introduction to Christian Caucasian History II: Status and Dynasties of the Formative Period, Traditio, Vol. XVII, pp.1–107, 1961, Fordham University Press, New York. (see p.48-49)
  3. ^ Jacob Neusne, 1969, A History of the Jews in Babylonia, Volume 2, page 352-3
  4. ^ (Russian)Аматуни. Russian Biographic Lexicon. Retrieved on November 28, 2007.
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