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Anatolia

[an-uh-toh-lee-uh] /ˌæn əˈtoʊ li ə/
noun
1.
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.
Compare Asia Minor.
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  • One of a nomadic shepherd people of the mountains of southeastern Anatolia.
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Anatolia

/ˌænəˈtəʊlɪə/
noun
1.
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 Historical name Asia Minor
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Word Origin and History for Anatolia

ancient name of Asia Minor, from Medieval Latin Anatolia, from Greek anatole "the east," originally "sunrise" (which of course happens in the east), literally "a rising above (the horizon)," from anatellein "to rise," from ana "up" (see ana-) + tellein "to accomplish, perform."

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