Abaka (Ապագայ in Armenian) is the first Armenian Canadian trilingual weekly newspaper, established in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is a Tekeyan Cultural Association of Montreal (TCA) publication and is published regularly since September 1975.

It is now supplemented with the recently launched Abaka online version.

It adheres to and reflects the ideology and the principles of the Armenian Democratic Liberal Party (Ramgavar party).

The hard copy version of Abaka is published weekly in Armenian with a 4-page permanent supplement (two pages in French and two pages in English).

The newspaper also publishes a children’s/teens’ monthly supplement called “Pountch” as an insert, as well as double issues at the end of each calendar year.

From 2010 to 2016, Abaka was featured on the TCA website ( in a PDF format. As of that date, previous issues of Abaka could be searched in the archived electronic files on the TCA web site.

Abaka’s trilingual electronic on line version, debuted as of September 2015. It can be read on It provides continuously updated news and other articles of interest.

Abaka’s editorial and administrative offices are located in the Tekeyan Centre (825 rue Manoogian, Saint-Laurent, Québec).

Abaka is also a publishing house, that has published several literary books in Armenian.


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