a vast plateau between the Black and the Mediterranean seas: in ancient usage, synonymous with the peninsula of Asia Minor; in modern usage, applied to Turkey in Asia.
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Anatolia (ˌænəˈtəʊlɪə)
Historical name: Asia Minor the Asian part of Turkey, occupying the peninsula between the Black Sea, the Mediterranean, and the Aegean: consists of a plateau, largely mountainous, with salt lakes in the interior

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Word Origin & History

ancient name of Asia Minor, from M.L. Anatolia, from Gk. anatole "the east," originally "sunrise" (which of course happens in the east), lit. "a rising above (the horizon)," from anatellein "to rise," from ana "up" + tellein "to accomplish, perform."
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Example sentences for Anatolia
One of a nomadic shepherd people of the mountains of southeastern anatolia.
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