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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Bac•tri•aˈbæk tri ə(n.)

  1. an ancient country in W Asia, between the Oxus River and the Hindu Kush Mountains.

    Category: Ancient History, Geography (places)

    Ref: Cap.: Bactra.

Bac′tri•an(adj.; n.)

Wiktionary

  1. Bactrian(ProperNoun)

    A person of Bactria.

  2. Bactrian(ProperNoun)

    An extinct Eastern Iranian language which was spoken in the Central Asian region of Bactria, also called Tocharistan, in northern Afghanistan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bactrian(adj)

    of or pertaining to Bactria in Asia

  2. Bactrian(noun)

    a native of Bactria

Freebase

  1. Bactrian language

    The Bactrian language is a Middle Eastern Iranian language which was spoken in the Central Asian region of Bactria, and used as the official language of the Kushan and the Hephthalite empires. Bactrian was closely related to the extinct medieval Middle Iranian languages Sogdian, Khwarezmian and Parthian as well as to the modern Eastern Iranian languages Pashto, Yidgha, and Munji.

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