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Bactria

[bak-tree-uh] /ˈbæk tri ə/
noun
1.
an ancient country in W Asia, between the Oxus River and the Hindu Kush Mountains.
Capital: Bactra.
Related forms
Bactrian, adjective, noun
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Bactrian

/ˈbæktrɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Bactria
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Bactria

Bactria

/ˈbæktrɪə/
noun
1.
an ancient country of SW Asia, between the Hindu Kush mountains and the Oxus River: forms the present Balkh region in N Afghanistan
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Word Origin and History for bactrian
Bactrian
type of camel, c.1600, from L. Bactria, ancient region in what is now northwestern Afghanistan, lit. "the western province," from Pers. bakhtar "the west."
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