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A Yazidi Village In Armenia Keeps Its Identity Alive

Armenia is home to some 40,000 Yazidis, a minority that combines elements of Kurdish culture with Christian, Zoroastrian, and Islamic Sufi belief. They are the largest minority group in mainly homogenous Armenia, which is 98 percent ethnic Armenian and Christian. The Yazidis have endured discrimination and pressure to adapt to modern customs, but their communities remain tight-knit and committed to preserving tradition. (9 PHOTOS)