Bactra

[ bak-truh ]
/ ˈbæk trə /
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noun

ancient name of Balkh.

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Bactria

[ bak-tree-uh ]
/ ˈbæk tri ə /

noun

an ancient country in W Asia, between the Oxus River and the Hindu Kush Mountains. Capital: Bactra.
Related formsBac·tri·an, adjective, noun
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Bactria

/ (ˈbæktrɪə) /

noun

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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