Ankara

[ ang-ker-uh, ahng- ]
/ ˈæŋ kər ə, ˈɑŋ- /

noun

a city in and the capital of Turkey, in the central part.

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Also called Angora. Ancient An·cy·ra .
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British Dictionary definitions for Ankara

Ankara
/ (ˈæŋkərə) /

noun

the capital of Turkey: an ancient city in the Anatolian highlands: first a capital in the 3rd century bc, in the Celtic kingdom of Galatia. Pop: 3 593 000 (2005 est)Ancient name: Ancyra Former name (until 1930): Angora
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Cultural definitions for Ankara

Ankara
[ (ang-kuhr-uh) ]

Capital of Turkey, located in west-central Turkey; the country's administrative, commercial, and cultural center.

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Formerly known as Angora; home of Angora goats, famous for their fine wool.
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