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.
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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.

    From Wiktionary