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Raffi Kojian

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Birthplace Ethiopia
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Lived in Ethiopia, Orange County, Yerevan, Los Angeles
Languages Armenian, English, Spanish
Ethnicities Armenian
Dialects Eastern Armenian, Western Armenian
Ancestral villages Marash, Gesaria

Owner of (founded in 2004) and (founded in 1996 on my netcom webspace at the time)

Publication and mentions

  • Rediscovering Armenia, (co-author) ISBN 9993052280
  • Special Residency Status: 18 Tales from Armenian Repatriates, (1 tale and some photos) ISBN 9789994120857
  • Armenia: The Bradt Travel Guide (mentioned in credits) ISBN 1841620815
  • Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, second edition. (mentioned in credits) ISBN 1740591380
  • Adventure Armenia: Hiking and Rock Climbing (mentioned in credits) ISBN 9993078549.
  • Gruzja, Armenia. Magiczne zakaukazie (mentioned in credits to Polish guidebook) ISBN 836050606X.
  • Armenia: Land of Contrasts (mentioned in credits)
  • My Limp Through Armenia (mentioned in credits)
  • Wall Street Journal Europe - Mentioned in article appearing on July 6, 2001.
  • Armenian Impressions book of Armenia photos, one of three photographers. ISBN 9994120573
  • Appeared in 1994 documentary Beyond Commitment on Land and Culture Organization.
  • Appeared in 2006 documentary The Long Journey from the NFL to Armenia on NFL star Rien Long
  • Mentioned as "one Armenian nationalist blogger" (and a drooling one at that) in The New Republic July 23, 2007 article, "K Street Cashes In On The 1915 Armenian Genocide".
  • Murder at the Altar, novel by Terry Phillips. (mentioned in acknowledgments) ISBN 1892918021
  • Here, 2011 movie by Braden King. Thank you in the credits.
  • Sonntag Aktuell article about the Janapar Trail (Deutch - May 13, 2012)
  • Le Janapar Trail - an article in Nouvelles d'Armenie (French - April 2013)
  • Destination Janapar - an article in Yerevan Magazine's U.S. edition in May, 2013.
  • Armenia Wants Every Armenian to Write a Wikipedia Article - an article in Motherboard / (August 1, 2014)
  • The Idiot's Guide to the Internet - Included Raffi's ASCII art signature with name, email address, Mt. Ararat and Ren & Stimpy (1995?)


Some plants that I've brought to Armenia and donated to the Yerevan Botanical Garden include: Japanese Lantern Hibiscus, Cardamon, Buddha's Hand, Limequat, Cup-of-gold Vine, Black Bamboo, Giant Cane Begonia, Lemon Thyme, Prostate Rosemary, Acalypha, Carnation 'Queen of Hearts', Bay Leaf, and 7 kinds of English Ivy (including California, Mint Kolibri, Needlepoint).

Plants I've brought and donated to the Ijevan Botanical Garden include: Thornless Boysenberry, Black Bamboo, Egyptian Onions, many varieties of English Ivy, Hardy kiwi 'Issai' (Self-fertile), Hardy kiwi 'Ken's Red' (Female), Hardy kiwi 'Ken's Red Pollinator' (Male), Purple Honeysuckle Lonicera japonica 'Purpurea', Black Mondo Grass, Gardenia jasminoides 'Frostproof', Jasminum officinale (Hardy Jasmine), Hydrangea 'Shooting Star', Giant Cane Begonia, and Carnation 'Queen of Hearts'.

Plants I've brought and donated to GreenLane's Green Training Center outside of Yerevan include: Ken's Red Kiwi, a male pollinator for that, an Ananasnaja Kiwi, Egyptian walking onions, Boston Ivy, 8 varieties of mint, and about 7 varieties of English Ivy, plus a half dozen varieties of seeds from Seed Savers Exchange (including 3 types of orange melons/cantaloupes, white sweet corn, and others).

Other plants I've brought and perhaps introduced to Armenia include Thornless Boysenberry, Hardy Kiwis (including Ken's Red), Concorde Grapes, Candy Lily, Columbines, Byzantine Gladiolus, etc.