Definition of Bactria in English:

Bactria

Line breaks: Bac|tria
Pronunciation: /ˈbaktrɪə
 
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An ancient country in central Asia, corresponding to the northern part of modern Afghanistan. It was the seat of a powerful Indo-Greek kingdom in the 3rd and 2nd centuries bc.

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Bactrian

adjective & noun
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  • The Bactrian king assessed the odds and made his decision.
  • Worryingly, pieces resembling the Bactrian gold have come on the market, suggesting the collection could have been broken up and sold, at least in part, and could have vanished forever into the hands of secretive private collectors.
  • Wild Bactrian herds are notoriously difficult to study.

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