Posted 13 November 2007 - 07:53 PM
Also, the Armenian count in the Empire in 1913 was of 1,914,620 according to Armenian archival records, in some regions in the West McCarthy corrected statistics gave higher figures than those, which shows that they are the most serious figures to date and did also suffer from undercounting. The most interesting with those figures are provided for the Eastern region (where the Ottoman statistics were the weaker), when replacing the corrected figures for the West (replaced by McCarthy), we find even a higher number, (tens of thousands more).
When I told you that the Armenian population was probably about 2 million, it was based on various figures, McCarthy claims about 1.7 or the entire Ottoman Empire, Toynbee, about 1.8 million for Anatolia. (which makes over 2 million for the Empire).
I'll post the 1913 figures for each regions and compare them with McCarrthy if I have time.
Also another interesting point, as I mentioned when the Ottoman statistic bureau became more centralised and improved the counting of Muslim population, is some region the Muslim population doubled as a result while the Armenian population didn't much modify. When replacing with 1913 statistic and compare, we realise a jump of population back the the expcted value which is observed with the Muslims (and even lower, which suggest they are not exaggerated figures).