Caucasus

geographical name

Cau·​ca·​sus ˈkȯ-kə-səs How to pronounce Caucasus (audio)
variants or Caucasia
region of southeastern Europe (Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and part of southern Russia in Europe) between the Black and Caspian seas, divided by the Caucasus Mountains into Cis*cau*ca*sia \ ˌsis-​kȯ-​ˈkā-​zhə How to pronounce Caucasus (audio) , -​shə \ to the north and Trans*cau*ca*sia \ ˌtran(t)s-​kȯ-​ˈkā-​zhə How to pronounce Caucasus (audio) , -​shə \ to the south

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“Caucasus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Caucasus. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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