Transcaspia Definition

(historical) The name used from the second half of the 19th century until 1924 for the section of Russian Empire to the east of the Caspian Sea.

Origin of Transcaspia

  • From trans- +‎ Caspia, from the fact that in the early 20th century the easiest way to reach it from central Russia or Transcaucasia was across the Caspian Sea, by boat.

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