Black Sea

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From a calque of Turkish Karadeniz ‎(Black Sea), from kara ‎(black, dark; north) + deniz ‎(sea). Originating in Turkic equivalence of cardinal directions to colors, as seen in other East Asian languages like Chinese. Compare Red Sea < "south sea", Turkish Akdeniz ‎(Mediterranean Sea), literally "White Sea" < "west sea".

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The Black Sea

Black Sea in the Crimea
  1. An inland sea between southeastern Europe, Caucasus and Asia Minor



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