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Church of Arran

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The church has generally the altar apse height (place where people pray) of 30-40 cm. This kind of height in altar apse certainly shows that the Church of Arran belongs to Dyophysite. The stone carving techniques used in the construction of churches were developed in East part of Azerbaijan due to an abundance of construction materials such as grey sandstone, tuff etc.
 
==Alphabet==
 
There were 26 ethnicities in Caucasian Albania according to Moses of Kalankatuyk. All of them could be separated into three major linguistic groups: Turkic, Caucasian, Iranian languages.
 
The Turkic aboriginal nations who practiced Tengrism mainly used the Turkic Runic script which dated back to the Cuneiform script of Sumeria and Manna, those ones who adopted the christianity used both the Runic and the Greek. Eventually due to an oppression from the Armenians, Arabs and Mongols, those Turkic speaking migrated to Cappadocia and formed a Karamanli Turkish community, the Karamanlides. The Greek alphabet for writing Turkic is called Karamanlidika (Καραμανλήδικα / Καραμανλήδεια γραφή).
 
The Caucasian speaking lived mainly in the north part of the kingdom and used the alphabet which was based on Syriac and Aramaic. Eventually, it became the alphabet that is often referred as the Alphabet of Caucasian Albania.
 
The Iranian speaking were distributed sporadically as the parthian settlements. Majority of them practiced the Zoroastrianism.
==Eparchies of Arran==
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