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[[Image:4raffis.jpg|thumb|350px|Raffi Kojian is the 2nd Raffi from the left. Copyright (c) 2006, Raffi Kojian, all rights reserved]]
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[[Image:Darts-CIMG5580.JPG|thumb|250px|Raffi's final turn in darts which finished off [[Arlen Dilsizian|Arlen]].]]Raffi Kojian is the creator and webmaster of Armeniapedia.org and Cilicia.com.  Born to [[Bedros Kojian|Bedros]] and Anahid in [[Ethiopia]], my family moved to the USA when I was young.  I grew up in Orange County, [[California]], and after a couple of stays in Armenia, moved there in 1999, where I reside today.  After extensive travel in Armenia, in 2001 I published the first edition of [[Rediscovering Armenia Guidebook|Rediscovering Armenia]], much of which was to [[Brady Kiesling]]s credit, the second expanded and updated edition was published in 2005 - though it is always [[Rediscovering Armenia Guidebook|available online for free]].  In the summer of 2001 I was hired to open Armenia's first tourist information office, which opened at 3 Nalbandian Street. Hobbies/interess include gardening, reading, "remonding", cafes, and the ever-challenging in a land-locked country beach visit.  I have strong libertarian tendencies, preferring government to let people do their own thing, as long as they are not harming their neighbors or the environment unfairly.
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|Sex=Male
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|Birthplace name=Ethiopia
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|Birthplace coordinates=9.145, 40.489673
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|Lived in=Ethiopia, Orange County, Yerevan, Los Angeles
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|Languages=Armenian, English, Spanish
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|Ethnicities=Armenian
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|Armenian dialects=Eastern Armenian, Western Armenian
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|Ancestral villages=Marash, Gesaria
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Owner of Armeniapedia.org (founded in 2004) and Cilicia.com (founded in 1996 on my netcom webspace at the time)
  
My signature on emails, n_w$$h has been used since the early 1990sIt is meant to be a latin character equivalent to ռաֆֆի
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===Publication and mentions===
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*'''Rediscovering Armenia''', (co-author) ISBN 9993052280
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*'''Special Residency Status: 18 Tales from Armenian Repatriates''', (1 tale and some photos) ISBN 9789994120857
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*'''Armenia: The Bradt Travel Guide''' (mentioned in credits) ISBN 1841620815
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*'''Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan''', second edition. (mentioned in credits) ISBN 1740591380
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*'''Adventure Armenia: Hiking and Rock Climbing''' (mentioned in credits) ISBN 9993078549.
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*'''Gruzja, Armenia. Magiczne zakaukazie''' (mentioned in credits to Polish guidebook) ISBN 836050606X.
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*'''Armenia: Land of Contrasts''' (mentioned in credits)
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*'''My Limp Through Armenia''' (mentioned in credits)
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*'''Wall Street Journal Europe''' - Mentioned in article appearing on July 6, 2001.
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*'''Armenian Impressions''' book of Armenia photos, one of three photographers. ISBN 9994120573
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*Appeared in 1994 documentary '''Beyond Commitment''' on [[Land and Culture Organization]].
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*Appeared in 2006 documentary '''[http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/titans/2008-01-22-long-crash_N.htm The Long Journey from the NFL to Armenia]''' on NFL star [[Rien Long]]
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*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]]".
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*'''Murder at the Altar''', novel by Terry Phillips. (mentioned in acknowledgments) ISBN 1892918021
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*'''[[Here (2011 movie)|Here]]''', 2011 movie by [[Braden King]]Thank you in the credits.
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*'''[http://www.janapar.org/w//images/f/f4/Artikel_Janapar-Trail_klein.pdf Sonntag Aktuell article]''' about the Janapar Trail (Deutch - May 13, 2012)
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*Le Janapar Trail - an article in '''Nouvelles d'Armenie''' (French - April 2013)
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*Destination Janapar - an article in '''[[Yerevan (magazine)|Yerevan Magazine]]''''s U.S. edition in May, 2013.
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*'''[http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-national-call-for-armenians-to-edit-wikipedia Armenia Wants Every Armenian to Write a Wikipedia Article]''' - an article in Motherboard / Vice.com (August 1, 2014)
  
In the 1990s I created some of the first freeware Armenian truetype fonts.  Masis (originalyl named Ararat), Arax, Sasun, and much later, Tamar.  Plus a for fun font tp create borders.
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==Plants==
 
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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', Gardenia jasminoides 'Frostproof', Hydrangea 'Shooting Star', Giant Cane Begonia, and Carnation 'Queen of Hearts'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.
==AASCI Signature==
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In the early 1990's I often used the following aasci art at the end of my messages.  At the time it was used in the first edition of The Idiot's Guide to the Internet as an example of ASCII art.  (Yes, [[Mt. Ararat]] is shown from the Western Armenia perspective)
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    /# /_\_  |                                  |    |\_|/__/|
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  |  |/o\o\ |            n_w$$h              |  / / \/ \  \
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  |  \\_/_/ |                                  |  /__|O||O|__ \
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|  ||\_ ~|  | Armenia    /\    Mt. Ararat    | | | (____) | ||
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  ||  |    |____//////////\\\\\\/////\\\\\____|  |          ||\
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  ||_  \    |      RAFFI  KOJIAN    |  HAPPY  |  \        //_/
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  \_|  o|  |                        |  HAPPY  |    \_______//
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  /\____/  |                        | JOY JOY |    __ || __||
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  /  ||||__  |________________________|_________|  (____(____)
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    (___)_) |    -Picture by Norm Sippel-    |  /**********\
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===Other mentions===
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*Mentioned in credits of Bradt Guide to Georgia with Armenia
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*Mentioned in credits to Lonely Planet Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, second edition.
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*Mentioned in credits to Adventure Armenia: Hiking book.
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*Mentioned in Wall Street article in July 6, 2001.
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*Appeared in 1994 documentary on [[Land and Culture Organization]].
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==Websites==
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===Raffi's websites===
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*http://www.armeniapedia.org
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*http://www.cilicia.com
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*http://www.calendar.am
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===Other===
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*http://www.tufenkian.am (created for Tufenkian Armenia based on us design)
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*http://www.armeniainfo.am (did original design in 2001, now completely revamped)
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*http://www.usaid.gov/am (did revamp in 2003-5, revamped since then)
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==Favorite Books==
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Adult: Catch-22, Kurt Vonnegut (anything he wrote), James Michener (much of what he wrote), The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand), Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand), The Human Comedy, 1984, A Confederacy of Dunces, The Fool (by Raffi), Brave New World, War of the Worlds.
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Kids: 100 Pounds of Popcorn, the Great Brain (series), Alvin Fernald (series), the Three Investigators (series), The Mad Scientists Club, My Name is Aram, A Wrinkle in Time.
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==Travel==
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I've been to: Armenia, Austria, Australia, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Rep., Dubai, Egypt, England, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Karabakh, Kurdistan, Lebanon, Mexico, Palestine, Poland, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, USA, Vatican City
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Among other places, I still want to see Brazil, Thailand, Greece, Russia and IranHolding a US Passport is not very conductive to getting visas for the latter two, so I am waiting for that magical dual citizenship law to pass in Armenia (the constitutional amendment already passed).
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==Ideas==
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*[[Armenian Tourism Development Ideas]]
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*[[Hye Plan]]
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==External links==
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*http://www.cilicia.com/armo_life-log.html -
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*http://www.flickr.com/photos/raffikojian/ - Raffi's online photo album
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[[Category:Armenian Individuals|Kojian, Raffi]]
 
[[Category:Armenian Individuals|Kojian, Raffi]]

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Raffi_Kojian&chld=H_100&junk=junk.png Raffi Kojian Mars symbol.svg
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 Armeniapedia.org (founded in 2004) and Cilicia.com (founded in 1996 on my netcom webspace at the time)

Publication and mentions

Plants

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', Gardenia jasminoides 'Frostproof', Hydrangea 'Shooting Star', Giant Cane Begonia, and Carnation 'Queen of Hearts'. 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.




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