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The Principality of Anjewaci or Andzewatsi, was an Armenian dynasty of Median[1] or Carduchian[2] ancestry, who ruled in an eponymous region in southern Armenia (modern southeastern Anatolia in central-north Kurdistan). It was located in southeast of Lake Van and northwest of Ake and centered at the castle of Kangvar.

In 780, its chief prince Tachat Andzevatsi was under the suzerainty of the Abbasid Caliph. After him, the dynasty declined and it was reduced to vassalage of the Artsrunis in 860.


  1. ^ Richard G. Hovannisian - 2000, Armenian Van/Vaspurakan, page 18-19, Mazda Publishers
  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.49)