Eurasia
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /jʊˈɹeɪʒə/
Proper noun
  1. The largest landmass on Earth, consisting of Europe and Asia; sometimes also including neighbouring islands.
  2. A region comprising parts of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia; the countries of the former Soviet Union and the sphere of influence of Russia.
    • 1997, Stephen K. Batalden, Sandra L. Batalden, The Newly Independent States of Eurasia: Handbook of Former Soviet Republics, Greenwood Publishing Group ISBN 9780897749404, page 197
      This bureaucratic security-minded elite has invariably weathered changes in government by maintaining the personal ties that continue to dominate political life in the newly independent states. Political patronage continues to thrive in Eurasia.
    • 1998, Bruno Coppieters, Alekseĭ Zverev, Dmitriĭ Trenin, Commonwealth and Independence in Post-Soviet Eurasia, Psychology Press ISBN 9780714644806, page 191
      The Failure of Regionalism in Eurasia and the Western Ascendancy over Russia's Near Abroad
    • 2014, Piotr Dutkiewicz, Richard Sakwa, Eurasian Integration – The View from Within, Routledge ISBN 9781317572848, page 226
      Turkey is one of the regional actors with ambitions to influence regional developments in Eurasia, which is geographically a very large land mass between Eastern Europe and China.
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