Reference Entry

Caspian Sea

John Everett-Heath

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

Fourth edition


Published online September 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780191866326

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Named after the ancient Kaspi people who used to inhabit the area to the west. The previous names also come from local tribes, the last meaning ‘Country of the Wolves’. Although called a sea it is in fact a land-locked salt lake....

Reference Entry.  60 words. 

Subjects: Names Studies

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