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 (trăns′kô-kā′zhə, trănz′-)
A region comprising present-day Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan between the Caucasus Mountains and the borders of Turkey and Iran.

Trans′cau·ca′sian adj. & n.


(Placename) a region in central Asia, south of the Caucasus Mountains between the Black and Caspian Seas in Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan: a constituent republic of the Soviet Union from 1918 until 1936


(ˌtræns kɔˈkeɪ ʒə, -ʃə)

a region in SE Europe, S of the Caucasus Mountains, between the Black and Caspian seas: includes the republics of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.
Trans`cau•ca′sian (-ˈkeɪ ʒən, -ʃən, -ˈkæʒ ən, -ˈkæʃ-) adj., n.
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Noun1.Transcaucasia - a geographical region to the south of the Caucasus Mountains and to the north of Turkey that comprises Georgia and Armenia and Azerbaijan
Caucasia, Caucasus - a large region between the Black and Caspian seas that contains the Caucasus Mountains; oil is its major resource
Armenia, Hayastan, Republic of Armenia - a landlocked republic in southwestern Asia; formerly an Asian soviet; modern Armenia is but a fragment of ancient Armenia which was one of the world's oldest civilizations; throughout 2500 years the Armenian people have been invaded and oppressed by their neighbors
Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani Republic, Azerbajdzhan, Azerbajdzhan Republic - a landlocked republic in southwestern Asia; formerly an Asian soviet
Sakartvelo, Georgia - a republic in Asia Minor on the Black Sea separated from Russia by the Caucasus mountains; formerly an Asian soviet but became independent in 1991
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Stavropol Territory is a buffer zone in the South of Russia and in Transcaucasia for many dangerous diseases of animals," Nikolai Velikdan reminded.
Special attention was paid to the Geneva discussions on security and stability in Transcaucasia.
56) The previous year, a plan for the agricultural resettlement of 200,000 Armenians in Transcaucasia, Central Asia, and the RSFSR over a four-year period had been drawn up by the commissariats for Agriculture and Foreign Affairs in Moscow (Central Archive of Contemporary History, Georgia [sakartvelos uaxlesi istoriis c'entraluir ark'ivi, uic'a] f.
It is somewhat reminiscent of Lord Curzon's dilemma in Transcaucasia.
nehringi, see Krystufek & Vohralik 2009) in Transcaucasia, most of Turkish Anatolia and certain East Aegean islands and N.
Despite its turbulent recent history, Georgia has become an outpost of stability in the Transcaucasia region.
He started his early career on the Indian Frontier, spent much time in Persia/Iran, was in Transcaucasia for the Russian revolution and civil war, knew of the dismantlement of the Raj from New York, and worked to promote counter-propaganda when the United States was pushing for Indian Independence.
Chlorophorus varius varius is distributed in most of Europe (including European Turkey), Kazakhstan, western Siberia, Caucasus, Transcaucasia, Iran and Turkey (Anatolia).
La lanza de estoque, probablemente originaria de la Transcaucasia y Anatolia Oriental a fines del IV milenio a.
The instability and internal strife in the entire region, including North Caucasus, Transcaucasia and Afghanistan pose potential threats to the various pipeline routes that have been built or are under construction.
Many of the local conflicts mothballed thanks to US mediation are becoming active again, from Transcaucasia to the Indo-Pakistani Subcontinent.
Developments in Transcaucasia were more complicated, yet after several years of post-Soviet chaos, former Communist leaders Eduard Shevardnadze and Geidar Aliev became the presidents of Georgia and Azerbaijan, respectively.

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