Transoxiana

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From Latin Transoxiana, from trans (beyond) + Oxus (Amu Darya), literally “lands beyond Oxus”.

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Transoxiana

  1. (historical) An ancient portion of Central Asia, the region between the Amu Darya (Classical Oxus) and Syr Darya rivers, corresponding approximately with modern-day Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and southwest Kazakhstan.
    • 1990, James D. Tracy, editor, The Rise of Merchant Empires[1], Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 358:
      The success of this trade depended upon the security of four areas- the oases south of the T'ien Shan mountains in the area known as Uyghuristan, the towns of Transoxiana, the cities of Persia, and the commercial centers of Turkey.

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Transoxiana f

  1. (historical) Transoxiana (a historical region in Central Asia)