View from the village
Rya Taza (Armenian: Ռյա Թազա) or Ria Taza (meaning "new way" in Kurmanji), is a village in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia. It was formerly known as Kondakhsaz. Most residents of Rya Taza are Yazidis. The village is home to a ruined Armenian church built between the 10th and 13th centuries. It also contains an old cemetery with animal-shaped tombstones.
- Rya Taza at GEOnet Names Server
- Report of the results of the 2001 Armenian Census, National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia
- Kiesling, Rediscovering Armenia, p. 22, available online at the US embassy to Armenia's website
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