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Livera (Gr: Λιβερά, today Yazlik) is a village in the Maçka region of Pontus. Prior to the exchange of populations, it had a population of 800-1,000 people who were all Christians. The village was divided into 3 parishes (Falena, Sagksenoy and Livera Proper).
This paper summarises reputable information written in English on the relocation of Pontic Greeks since the 18th century from their homeland of Pontos and around the Black Sea to Greece and the Pontic Greek diaspora (sometimes via the former Soviet central Asian republics like Kazakhstan).
Australia's Pontian Greeks have been aboard an unstable ship for quite a number of years now. In the past, and in recent times, their leaders have squabbled over a number of issues, in many cases quite publicly. As a result, certain factions have developed which threaten to destabilize an already unsettled environment.
Zeynep Başkan is a singer of Romeyka music from Turkey. She was born in the Tonya province of Trabzon in 1984. She is the 22nd child of a 23-member family and developed an interest in music at a young age.
In Argonauts in the Antipodes of the South, Makis Kasapidis presents a thorough analysis and critique of the Pontic Greeks of Australia. In parts of the book, the author looks at the achievements and philanthropic work of Australia's Pontic Greeks, while also singling out a few notable members of the community.
Niko’s Kemence is a book of 13 short stories most of which take place in the Black Sea (Karadeniz) region of Turkey. The stories in the book center around the exchange of populations between Greece and Turkey and the after effects of the forced exchange.
Μα τι θυμήθηκε τώρα ύστερα από τόσον καιρό! Σηκώθηκε ανήσυχος από τον καναπέ και κατευθύνθηκε στο δωμάτιό του. Ήξερε τι ζιτούσε και πού να το βρει. Σε ένα συρτάρι του γραφείου του είχε κρυμμένο έναν φάκελο.
Anatolia College, Merzifon was a high school, theological seminary, orphanage and hospital founded in 1864 in the town of Merzifon in the Amasya province of Asia Minor (today Turkey).
The Kotsari, Kotchari or Kochari, (Grk: Κότσαρι) is a popular dance amongst Pontic Greeks second only in popularity to the Serra. It was danced in the eastern regions of Pontus such as Argyroupolis, Bayburt and primarily by the Pontic people of Kars.
The Trabzon Museum was built in the early 1900's by Greek banker Kostantinos Theofylaktos who owned one of the largest banking and merchant houses of Trabzon (Gr: Trapezunta) and Pontus at the time. He was a major benefactor of the city and Mayor during the Russian occupation of 1916-1918.
The Monastery of Saint John Vazelon, otherwise known as Vazelon Monastery is the oldest monastery of Pontus and named in memory of Saint John the Forerunner (Gr: Αγίου Ιωάννου Προδρόμου).
Aybasti (Grk: Αϊμπαστί) is a town and region in northern Turkey that is identified with ancient Epasa (Grk: Έπασα). It is located approximately 70km SW of Ordu.
Argyroupoli (Grk: Αργυρούπολη, Trk: Gümüşhane) is a town located 80 km south of Trabzon in Pontus (north eastern Turkey), and was the home town of the historic province of Chaldia.
Trabzon is a town with over 230,000 people (2009 census – it is currently believed to be over 300,000) on the northeast Turkish Black Sea coast at latitude 41°00′ north and longitude 39°45′ east (Figure 1). It is the second largest Turkish urban centre (after Samsun) on the Black Sea.
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