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Arabo (c. 1890)
Native name Արաբօ
Birth name Stepanos Mkhitarian
Nickname(s) Arabo
Born 1863
Kurter village, Bitlis Vilayet, Ottoman Empire
Died 1893 (aged 29–30)
The road from Khnus to Mush, Ottoman Empire
Allegiance Armenian fedayi
Years of service late 1880s—1893
Battles/wars Armenian National Liberation Movement

Arabo (Armenian: Արաբօ, 1863–1893), born Stepanos Mkhitarian, also known as Arakel, was a famed Armenian fedayi (freedom fighter) of the late 19th century, one of the first fedayis.[1]

Arabo studied at Arakelots monastery school in Mush. Since late-1880s he led Armenian fedayi groups of Sasun and Taron. In 1892, he was arrested by Turkish authorities, sentenced for 15 years imprisonment, but escaped from prison and resumed fedayi activities.

Arabo was killed in 1893 during the battle against Kurdish gangs on the road from Khnus to Mush (Western Armenia).

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  1. ^ General Andranik and the Armenian Revolutionary Movement, by Dr Antranig Chalabian, Michigan, 1988 ISBN 0-9622741-1-9

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