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Type Country, Political Subdivision & Region
Scripts Μαχελονία(Ancient Greek)
Other Forms FormsAncient Greek variant transcription: Makhelonia

Meaning & History

Derived from Μαχελονία (Machelonia), the ancient Greek name for a region and satrapy of the Sasanian Empire. It was named after the Colchian (i.e. Kartvelian) tribe that lived there, who were known to the ancient Greeks as the Μαχελῶνες (Machelones) or the Μαχελονοι (Machelonoi). The meaning of their name is as of yet unknown.
Added 5/18/2020 by Lucille