An ancient country of southwest Asia. It was an eastern province of the Persian Empire before its conquest by the Greeks in 328 bc . The kingdom was destroyed c. 130 bc by nomadic tribes.
Ancient country between the Hindu Kush & the Oxus River in what is now NE Afghanistan (fl. 250-130 b.c.)
Origin of bactria
From Ancient Greek Βακτριανή (Baktrianē).