Central Asia


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Central Asia

A region of Asia consisting of the landlocked nations of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, along with the autonomous regions of Inner Mongolia, Tibet, and Xinjiang Uygur in China. In extended use the term sometimes also includes Afghanistan, Mongolia, and adjacent regions of other Asian countries.

Central Asian adj. & n.
Translations
آسيا الوسطى
Střední Asie
Zentralasien
Asia Central
Keski-Aasia
Asie centrale
Asia Tengah
中央アジア
Vidurinė Azija
Sentral-Asia
Azja Środkowa
เอเชียกลาง
Orta Asya
Trung Á
References in classic literature ?
Away back, probably, in what is called the cradle of the human race--the plains of Central Asia.
It broke the spell of that enchanted man; it slew the silence and the solitude, dispersed the hindering host from Central Asia and released his modern manhood.
The friend of his childhood, a man of the same set, of the same coterie, his comrade in the Corps of Pages, Serpuhovskoy, who had left school with him and had been his rival in class, in gymnastics, in their scrapes and their dreams of glory, had come back a few days before from Central Asia, where he had gained two steps up in rank, and an order rarely bestowed upon generals so young.
He had done rough work in Central Asia, and had seen rather more help-yourself fighting than most men of his years.
Persia, Turkestan, and all Central Asia felt the pressure of the flood.
Sotus Ecobius discovered in Central Asia a whole nation
I think I shall be safer," he answered, "among the fiercest fanatics of Central Asia than I should be if I crossed the door of the bank with the Moonstone in my pocket.
The Amir had brought with him for a bodyguard eight hundred men and horses who had never seen a camp or a locomotive before in their lives--savage men and savage horses from somewhere at the back of Central Asia.
Half pushed, half towed, he arrived at the high gate of the Kashmir Serai: that huge open square over against the railway station, surrounded with arched cloisters, where the camel and horse caravans put up on their return from Central Asia.
Small and medium-sized private enterprises (SMEs) in Central Asia will benefit from a new Regional Small Business Programme (RSBP) launched in Almaty.
Due to this, the location of Central Asia appeared a strategic hub.
First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Dinara Kemelova met with Natalia Gherman, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA), on December 20.

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