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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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British Dictionary definitions for bactrian

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

"inhabitant of Bactria," late 14c.; as a type of camel, c.1600, from Latin Bactria, ancient region in what is now northwestern Afghanistan, literally "the western province," from Persian bakhtar "the west."

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