Sırakonak, İspir

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Sırakonaklar, Hadiçorköyü, Hodiçor
Hodiçorköyü, Hadicorkoyu, Hadiçorköyü,
Hodicor, Hodicorkoyu, Hodiçor
Hodeçur, Hodiçorköyü, Xodiçur,
Khotorjur, Khodorchur, Khotrjur,
Khodrchur, Xodrçur, Xodorçur
Sırakonak is located in Turkey
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 40°43′57″N 41°11′45.2″E / 40.73250°N 41.195889°E / 40.73250; 41.195889Coordinates: 40°43′57″N 41°11′45.2″E / 40.73250°N 41.195889°E / 40.73250; 41.195889
Country Turkey
 • Total418
Post code

Sırakonak (Armenian: Խոտորջուր, romanizedXotorǰur or Xodorčur) is a village in the District of İspir, Erzurum Province, Turkey. As of 2000, it had a population of 418 people.[1] It was formerly known as Hodiçor, Xodiçur, Xodrçur, and Xodorçur.[2] The former names are derived from the Armenian name of the whole valley, the Khodorchur or Khotorjur. Before the Armenian Genocide the settlement was the centre of a group of thirteen villages populated by Catholic Christian Armenians[3][4]

The Armenians of Khodorchur spoke a distinct dialect of Armenian. It belonged to the Western dialects of Armenian, but had features characteristic of the Eastern dialects as well as features unique to itself or shared only with the neighbouring Armenian dialect of Homshetsma. The Khodorchur dialect is now extinct, and no known vocal recordings of it survive.[5]

The Armenian population of the Khodorchur valley was deported at the end of June 1915. [6]


  1. ^ "Yerelnet".
  2. ^ "Index Anatolicus".
  3. ^ Robert H. Hewsen, "Summit of the Earth", p52, in "Armenian Karin/Erzurum", Richard G. Hovannisian (ed.), Cosa Mesa, 2003.
  4. ^ Simonian, Hovann H. "Hemshin from Islamicization to the End of the Nineteenth Century" in "The Hemshin: History, society and identity in the Highlands of Northeast Turkey", Hovann H. Simonian (ed.). London: Routledge, 2007.
  5. ^ Vaux, Bert, "The Armenian Dialect of Khodorjur", paper published in 2012.
  6. ^ Simon Payaslian "The Death of Armenian Karin/Erzurum", p353, in "Armenian Karin/Erzurum", Richard G. Hovannisian (ed.), Cosa Mesa, 2003.