Asia minor

a peninsula in W Asia between the Black and Mediterranean seas, including most of Asiatic Turkey.
Contemporary Examples

He operated independently in Asia Minor and Greece, preaching his message to non-Jews.
Should Christians Celebrate the Birth of Paul, Not Jesus? James D. Tabor December 24, 2012

Greek grill masters use ground lamb instead of beef, as do those in the Balkans, Asia Minor, the Middle East, and Central Asia.
The Humble Burger Goes Glam Katie Workman June 29, 2009

Historical Examples

That Asia Minor had a share in this is probable, though the question is involved in obscurity.
History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7) Adolph Harnack

In the colonies in Asia Minor, the supremacy of the Ionic order had long been recognized.
The Legacy of Greece Various

Asia Minor from the Halys to the Aegean was brought under his authority at a single blow.
The History of Antiquity Max Duncker

The last two have yet to be heard from on the western shores of Asia Minor.
World’s War Events, Vol. II Various

In Asia Minor, likewise, the study of the Halachas was pursued, though the names of its teachers have not been preserved.
History of the Jews, Vol. II (of 6) Heinrich Graetz

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

Entire Christian communities were massacred, flourishing towns were 761 completely destroyed, and all Asia Minor was ravaged.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7 Various

It is about 35 to 50 miles from Asia Minor on the south and Syria on the east.
Asiatic Breezes Oliver Optic

the historical name for Anatolia

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


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