Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast
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- Autonomous oblast of the Soviet Union created in the Azerbaijan SSR in 1923 and lasting until 1991. Populated overwhelmingly by Armenians it broke away from Azerbaijan and after a bloody full-scale war gained de facto independence as the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.
autonomous oblast — See also translations at NKAO