[her-key-nee-uh] /hərˈkeɪ ni ə/

an ancient province of the Persian empire, SE of the Caspian Sea.
an ancient district of Asia, southeast of the Caspian Sea

ancient region southeast of the Caspian Sea, from Greek Hyrkania, said to be from an Indo-European *verkana “country of wolves” [Zonn, I., et al., “The Caspian Sea Encyclopedia,” 2010]

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