What does bactria mean?

Definitions for bactriaˈbæk tri ə

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  1. Bactria(ProperNoun)

    The ancient Greek name of the country between the range of the Hindu Kush and the Amu Darya in the Middle East, encompassing parts of northern Afghanistan, eastern Turkmenistan, southern Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and northern Pakistan.

  2. Origin: From Βακτριανή.


  1. Bactria

    Bactria is the ancient name of a historical region located south of the Amu Darya and west of Gandhara. Ancient Bactria was in present-day northern Afghanistan, between the Hindu Kush mountain range and the Amu Darya. Once Zoroastrian, this region subsequently hosted Buddhism before becoming Muslim after the arrival of the Rashiduns and Umayyads in the 7th century. Bactria was also sometimes referred to by the Greeks as Bactriana.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bactria in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bactria in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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