Kochari Dance (Armenian Dance)

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(Jarash - Jordan) An Armenian dance group performs Kochari.

Kochari meaning from Wikip...
Gold Stars group in
(Jarash - Jordan) An Armenian dance group performs Kochari.

Kochari meaning from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Kochari (Armenian: Քոչարի; Greek: Κότσαρι; Turkish: Koçari; Georgian: ქოჩარი; Laz: Koçari; Azerbaijani: Köçəri), is a folk dance from the Kars[1] and Artvin provinces of Western Armenia (now in Turkey).

This culturally rich region consisting of Kars, Ardahan, and Artvin provinces has historically been part of many kingdoms and nations including Kingdom of Pontus and Kingdom of Armenia.

In many Turkic languages, Kochari means "nomad" (Köçəri, Gochar, Goçede).

The word is also Kurdish for nomad (kocher). Kocher-i is plural meaning "nomad-ian" (nomadian dance).

Kochari is closely related to the "Haleh" or "Halay", a dance common to Armenians, and Kurds, and although there are differences the most basic form of the Armenian Halay is the same as Kochari.

"Govand" is also part of this family of dances.
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