Definitions for bactrian
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Bac•tri•aˈbæk tri ə(n.)
an ancient country in W Asia, between the Oxus River and the Hindu Kush Mountains.
Category: Ancient History, Geography (places)
Ref: Cap.: Bactra.
A person of Bactria.
An extinct Eastern Iranian language which was spoken in the Central Asian region of Bactria, also called Tocharistan, in northern Afghanistan.
of or pertaining to Bactria in Asia
a native of Bactria
The Bactrian language, also known as Altbaktrish, 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 medieval Middle Iranian languages Sogdian, Khwarezmian and Parthian and shared similarities with the modern Eastern Iranian languages Pashto, Yidgha, and Munji.
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