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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.
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1. (Placename) Also called: Caucasus Mountains a mountain range in SW Russia, running along the N borders of Georgia and Azerbaijan, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea: mostly over 2700 m (9000 ft). Highest peak: Mount Elbrus, 5642 m (18 510 ft)
2. (Placename) another name for Caucasia
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Cau•ca•sus(ˈkɔ kə səs)
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.
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|Noun||1.||Caucasus - the mountain range in Caucasia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea that forms part of the traditional border between Europe and Asia|
|2.||Caucasus - 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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Caucasus[ˈkɔːkəsəs] N → Cáucaso m
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the Caucasus → le Caucase
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Kaukasus m
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Caucasus[ˈkɔːkəsəs] n → Caucaso
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Caucasus→ القُوقَاز Kavkaz Kaukasus Kaukasus Καύκασος Cáucaso Kaukasus Caucase Kavkaz Caucaso カフカス山脈 카프카스 산맥 Kaukasus Kaukasus Kaukaz Cáucaso Кавказ Kaukasus เทือกเขาในคอเคเชีย Kafkas vùng Caucasus 高加索
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