Pakin (or francicized Pakine) (in Armenian Բագին meaning altar in Armenian) is an Armenian language literary and cultural periodical published in Beirut, Lebanon since 1962. The magazine was founded with Garo Sassouni as executive editor, and editors were Yetvart Boyajian and Boghos Snabian. Pakin publishes works mainly of Armenian diaspora writers in addition to some writings from Republic of Armenia, in addition to a section of reports on culture, newly published works in Armenian or other languages, literary criticism.
Pakin published with various fequencies, as monthly, bi-monthly and quarterly and is considered one of the main literary publications in Western Armenian. Its longest-running editor in chief was writer Boghos Snabian from 1964 to 2003 when writer Hagop Balian took over the responsibility. A number of writers, have contributed including Haroutioun Keghart, Dikran Vosgouni, Papken Papazian, and Vahe Oshagan. The magazine is also renowned for its series of special issues dedicated to certain writers or events.
Pakin may refer to:
- Pakin, Armenian literary and cultural publication since 1962 in Beirut, Lebanon
- Pakin Atoll, small atoll lying off the northwest coast of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia
- Andrei Pakin (born 1978), Kyrgystani swimmer