Karabakh  (Լեռնային Ղարաբաղի Հանրապետություն)
Karabakh is an ancient Armenian region.Armenians have lived in the Karabakh region since Roman times: Strabo states that, by the second or first century BC, the entire population of Greater Armenia—Artsakh and Utik included—spoke Armenian. In 2001, the NKR's reported population was 95% Armenian, with the remaining total including Assyrians, Greeks, and Kurds.In March 2007, the local government announced that its population had grown to 138,000. The annual birth rate was recorded at 2,200-2,300 per year. Most of the region is governed by the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, a de facto independent.