- 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.
Examples from the Web for anatolia
A good-looking woman, she maintained a no-nonsense approach on her pioneering digs in south-east Anatolia.The Week in Death: The First Muslim Female Olympian Snubbed Adolf Hitler
January 26, 2014
You know the coast of Anatolia probably better than anyone else here.At Aboukir and Acre
George Alfred Henty
Turkish rugs are made almost wholly in Asia Minor or Anatolia.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
The Turks of Anatolia had many valuable qualities as soldiers.The Turkish Empire, its Growth and Decay
He was an old peasant from Anatolia, or I would not have dared this.The Secrets of a Kuttite
Edward O. Mousley
The one was established in China, the other in Syria and in Anatolia.Origin of Cultivated Plants
Alphonse De Candolle
- 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 interiorHistorical name: Asia Minor
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."