What are Caucasus?

  • (noun): A large region between the Black and Caspian seas; oil is its major resource.
    Synonyms: Caucasia
    See also — Additional definitions below


The Caucasus, also Caucas or Caucasia (for endonyms, see below), is a geopolitical region at the border of Europe and Asia, and situated between the Black and the Caspian sea. It is home to the Caucasus Mountains, which contain Europe's highest mountain, Mount Elbrus. Politically, the Caucasus region is separated between northern and southern parts.

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Serboi - Later Appearances in Caucasus
... These tribes were located in the Caucasus near the river Terek, between Alania and Tsanaria ... The Sarban tribe in the Caucasus in the 10th century was also recorded by an Arab geographer ...
Controversy Over Abkhazian And South Ossetian Independence - As A Precedent in Other Disputes - Within Russia
... breakaway regions has given rise to talk of separatism in the Northern Caucasus within Russia's borders ... human rights activists, "the situation in the North Caucasus republics became greatly more agitated since the war between Russia and Georgia in the South Caucasus." In Ingushetia, Ingush opposition ... of renewed separatist sentiments in the Caucasus and believes such scenarios can only arise from abroad ...
List Of Cyrillic Digraphs - Х
... ⟨хъ⟩ is used in various languages of the Caucasus ... ⟨хь⟩ is used in various languages of the Caucasus ... ⟨хӀ⟩ is used in a few languages of the Caucasus to write a guttural sound further back than ⟨хь⟩ ...

More definitions of "Caucasus":

  • (noun): The mountain range in Caucasia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea that forms part of the traditional border between Europe and Asia.
    Synonyms: Caucasus Mountains