Malatya

[ mah-lah-tyah ]
/ ˌmɑ lɑˈtyɑ /

noun

a city in central Turkey.

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British Dictionary definitions for Malatya

Malatya
/ (ˌmɑːlɑːˈtjɑː) /

noun

a city in E central Turkey: nearby is the ruined Roman and medieval city of Melitene (Old Malatya). Pop: 448 000 (2005 est)
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