Definitions

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  • proper noun a province of the Achaemenid Empire, in what is now southwestern Afghanistan

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Δραγγιανή. Compare the Old Persian name of the place: 𐏀𐎼𐎣 (Zaraka).

Examples

  • As he had already come so far off his original path, he decided to move against Bessus from the south, through the lands of Drangiana and Arachosia.

    Alexander the Great

  • Assuming they were making a short trip straight to Bactria, Alexander had then instead led his men south into the highlands of Aria and onward to the borders of Drangiana.

    Alexander the Great

  • They cut off Persia, Aria, and Drangiana from Bactria to the north and the valley of the Indus River to the east.

    Alexander the Great

  • They cut off Persia, Aria, and Drangiana from Bactria to the north and the valley of the Indus River to the east.

    Alexander the Great

  • As he had already come so far off his original path, he decided to move against Bessus from the south, through the lands of Drangiana and Arachosia.

    Alexander the Great

  • They cut off Persia, Aria, and Drangiana from Bactria to the north and the valley of the Indus River to the east.

    Alexander the Great

  • Assuming they were making a short trip straight to Bactria, Alexander had then instead led his men south into the highlands of Aria and onward to the borders of Drangiana.

    Alexander the Great

  • As he had already come so far off his original path, he decided to move against Bessus from the south, through the lands of Drangiana and Arachosia.

    Alexander the Great

  • Assuming they were making a short trip straight to Bactria, Alexander had then instead led his men south into the highlands of Aria and onward to the borders of Drangiana.

    Alexander the Great

  • Flanked by its guard of armed Bactrian and Persian eunuchs, Roxane's wagon followed the march, as it had followed from Bactria to India, to Drangiana, to Susa, to Persepolis, to Babylon.

    Funeral Games

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