Ariana or Aryana, 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 Sogdiana). Ariana is included in present E Iran, N and E Afghanistan, and India NE of the Indus River.
Ariana is a feminine name that comes from the italian root word "aria" which means song. (also spelled Arianna). See Ariana (name).

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Uses of Arianna include:

  • L'Arianna, a lost opera by Claudio Monteverdi

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