Caucasia


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Cau·ca·sus

 (kô′kə-səs) also Cau·ca·sia (kô-kā′zhə, -shə)
A region between the Black and Caspian Seas that includes southwest Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia, and that forms part of the traditional boundary between Europe and Asia. Inhabited before 2000 bc, it was the scene of countless invasions over the millennia. Conquered by Russia during the 1700s and 1800s, the region has vast oil resources, which were a major German objective in World War II. Following the collapse of the USSR in 1991, the region became the site of various secessionist movements.

Caucasia

(kɔːˈkeɪzɪə; -ʒə)
n
(Placename) a region in SW Russia, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan, between the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea: contains the Caucasus Mountains, dividing it into Ciscaucasia in the north and Transcaucasia in the south; one of the most complex ethnic areas in the world, with over 50 different peoples. Also called: the Caucasus

Cau•ca•sus

(ˈkɔ kə səs)

n. the,
1. Also called Cau′casus Moun′tains. a mountain range in Caucasia, between the Black and Caspian seas, along the border between Russia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan. Highest peak, Mt. Elbrus, 18,481 ft. (5633 m).
2. Also, Caucasia. a region between the Black and Caspian seas: divided by the Caucasus Mountains into Ciscaucasia in Europe and Transcaucasia in Asia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Caucasia - a large region between the Black and Caspian seas that contains the Caucasus Mountains; oil is its major resource
Circassian - a mostly Sunni Muslim community living in northwestern Caucasia
Transcaucasia - a geographical region to the south of the Caucasus Mountains and to the north of Turkey that comprises Georgia and Armenia and Azerbaijan
Caucasus, Caucasus Mountains - the mountain range in Caucasia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea that forms part of the traditional border between Europe and Asia
Circassian - a member of the Sunni Muslim people living in northwestern Caucasia
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