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Ariana

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Aryana

(both: ârēā`nə, –ă`nə), general name for the eastern provinces of the ancient Persian Empire. It was used to mean the regions S of the Oxus (modern Amu Darya) River; the regions to the north were called Transoxiana (see SogdianaSogdiana
, part of the ancient Persian Empire in central Asia between the Oxus (Amu Darya) and Jaxartes (Syr Darya) rivers. Corresponding to the later emirate of Bukhara and region of Samarkand, it was also known as Transoxiana.
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). Ariana is included in present E Iran, N and E Afghanistan, and India NE of the Indus River.
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