[an-uh-toh-lee-uh n]
  1. of or relating to Anatolia, its inhabitants, or their language.
  2. of, relating to, or belonging to the Anatolian group or family of languages.
  1. a native or inhabitant of Anatolia.
  2. any of various Turkish dialects spoken in Anatolia.
  3. a group or family of extinct languages that includes cuneiform Hittite and its nearest congeners, as Lycian, Lydian, and Luwian.
  4. a variety of Turkish rug woven in Anatolia.

Origin of Anatolian

First recorded in 1580–90; Anatoli(a) + -an Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. of or relating to Anatolia or its inhabitants
  2. denoting, belonging to, or relating to an ancient family of languages related to the Indo-European family and including Hittite
  1. this family of languages, sometimes regarded as a branch of Indo-European
  2. a native or inhabitant of Anatolia
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