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Pamphylia

[pam-fil-ee-uh] /pæmˈfɪl i ə/
noun
1.
an ancient country in S Asia Minor: later a Roman province.
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British Dictionary definitions for Pamphylia

Pamphylia

/pæmˈfɪlɪə/
noun
1.
an area on the S coast of ancient Asia Minor
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Word Origin and History for Pamphylia

ancient region in modern Turkey, from Greek, literally "place of all races," from pan "all" (see pan-) + phylon "race" (see phylo-).

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Pamphylia in the Bible

Paul and his company, loosing from Paphos, sailed north-west and came to Perga, the capital of Pamphylia (Acts 13:13, 14), a province about the middle of the southern sea-board of Asia Minor. It lay between Lycia on the west and Cilicia on the east. There were strangers from Pamphylia at Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost (2:10).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Encyclopedia Article for Pamphylia

ancient maritime district of southern Anatolia, originally a narrow strip of land that curved along the Mediterranean between Cilicia and Lycia but that, under Roman administration, included large parts of Pisidia to the north. The Pamphylians, a mixture of aboriginal inhabitants, immigrant Cilicians, and Greeks, never acquired great political significance and ran the gauntlet of Anatolian conquerors: Phrygians, Lydians, Persians, Alexander the Great and his successors, and, finally, the Romans. In the 1st century BC they joined with Pisidians and Cilicians in piratical raids on Mediterranean shipping. The Pamphylians became largely Hellenized in Roman times and left memorials of their civilization at Perga, Aspendus, and Side.

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