Bactria

[bak-tree-uh]
Related formsBac·tri·an, adjective, noun
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Bactrian

adjective
  1. of or relating to Bactria,
noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Bactria

Bactria

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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