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 (trăns′kô-kā′zhə, trănz′-)
A region comprising present-day Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan between the Caucasus Mountains and the borders of Turkey and Iran.

Trans′cau·ca′sian adj. & n.
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(Placename) a region in central Asia, south of the Caucasus Mountains between the Black and Caspian Seas in Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan: a constituent republic of the Soviet Union from 1918 until 1936
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(ˌtræns kɔˈkeɪ ʒə, -ʃə)

a region in SE Europe, S of the Caucasus Mountains, between the Black and Caspian seas: includes the republics of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.
Trans`cau•ca′sian (-ˈkeɪ ʒən, -ʃən, -ˈkæʒ ən, -ˈkæʃ-) adj., n.
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Noun1.Transcaucasia - a geographical region to the south of the Caucasus Mountains and to the north of Turkey that comprises Georgia and Armenia and Azerbaijan
Caucasia, Caucasus - a large region between the Black and Caspian seas that contains the Caucasus Mountains; oil is its major resource
Armenia, Hayastan, Republic of Armenia - a landlocked republic in southwestern Asia; formerly an Asian soviet; modern Armenia is but a fragment of ancient Armenia which was one of the world's oldest civilizations; throughout 2500 years the Armenian people have been invaded and oppressed by their neighbors
Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani Republic, Azerbajdzhan, Azerbajdzhan Republic - a landlocked republic in southwestern Asia; formerly an Asian soviet
Sakartvelo, Georgia - a republic in Asia Minor on the Black Sea separated from Russia by the Caucasus mountains; formerly an Asian soviet but became independent in 1991
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Shamakhi Dzhuma, built in 744 AD, is the oldest and largest mosque in Azerbaijan, he said, adding that it was considered one of the earliest built mosques in Transcaucasia. The mosque is also one of the major attractions for the GCC visitors.
Relatively little thought is given to Rome in North Africa and the Near East, and even less to conquests in eastern Anatolia and beyond the Euphrates and Tigris and to Rome's footholds in Transcaucasia.
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No terrorist act had ever taken place between the Georgian and Azeri peoples in Transcaucasia before Armenia started its path of separatism.
(56) The previous year, a plan for the agricultural resettlement of 200,000 Armenians in Transcaucasia, Central Asia, and the RSFSR over a four-year period had been drawn up by the commissariats for Agriculture and Foreign Affairs in Moscow (Central Archive of Contemporary History, Georgia [sakartvelos uaxlesi istoriis c'entraluir ark'ivi, uic'a] f.
It is somewhat reminiscent of Lord Curzon's dilemma in Transcaucasia. And you will recall that Harold Alexander --latterly our 17,h Governor General (1946-1952)--drove the Bolshies out of East Latvia, circa 1920.
2017 will mark the first year when Georgia hosts the largest International Franchising Exhibition in the region, the "BUYBRAND Transcaucasia," which will feature more than 100 new brands and exhibitors from Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia as well as large international brands that are interested in exploring the opportunities of the Caucasus Region.
Despite its turbulent recent history, Georgia has become an outpost of stability in the Transcaucasia region.

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