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[trans-kaw-key-zhuh, -shuh]
  1. a region in SE Europe, S of the Caucasus Mountains, between the Black and Caspian seas: constituted a republic 1922–36 (Transcauca·sian So·cialist Fed·erated So·viet Repub·lic); area now includes the republics of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.
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Related formsTrans·cau·ca·sian [trans-kaw-key-zhuh n, -shuh n, -kazh-uh n, -kash-] /ˌtræns kɔˈkeɪ ʒən, -ʃən, -ˈkæʒ ən, -ˈkæʃ-/, adjective, noun
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Examples from the Web for transcaucasia

Historical Examples of transcaucasia

  • Transcaucasia, now joined to Russia, is a part of the plateau of Iran.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway

  • For the journey to Transcaucasia we were provided with a special car of our own.

  • Envers invasion of Transcaucasia had been utterly crushed at Sara Hamish.

  • Erivan , a fortified town in Transcaucasia, situated 30 m. NE.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

    Edited by Rev. James Wood

  • Caucasus is a general government belonging to Russia, and including Transcaucasia.

British Dictionary definitions for transcaucasia


  1. a region in central Asia, south of the Caucasus Mountains between the Black and Caspian Seas in Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan: a constituent republic of the Soviet Union from 1918 until 1936
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