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Asia Minor

a peninsula in W Asia between the Black and Mediterranean seas, including most of Asiatic Turkey.
Compare Anatolia. Unabridged
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  • The olive-tree is a native of Asia Minor, and often mentioned in the Bible.

  • In the colonies in Asia Minor, the supremacy of the Ionic order had long been recognized.

  • Asia Minor was the first to have its gods accepted by Italy.

  • The language of a people whose country is a region on the other side of Asia Minor.

    Lavengro George Borrow
  • Asia Minor will probably be more accessible as a mission-field in due course.

    Pan-Islam George Wyman Bury
  • The last two have yet to be heard from on the western shores of Asia Minor.

  • I met them in the provinces of Asia Minor, and you all know the result.

    Xerxes Jacob Abbott
  • It is about 35 to 50 miles from Asia Minor on the south and Syria on the east.

    Asiatic Breezes Oliver Optic
British Dictionary definitions for Asia Minor

Asia Minor

the historical name for Anatolia
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Asia Minor in Culture

Asia Minor definition

Peninsula in western Asia consisting of the Asian part of Turkey.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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