[pam-fil-ee-uh] /pæmˈfɪl i ə/

an ancient country in S Asia Minor: later a Roman province.
an area on the S coast of ancient Asia Minor

ancient region in modern Turkey, from Greek, literally “place of all races,” from pan “all” (see pan-) + phylon “race” (see phylo-).

Paul and his company, loosing from Paphos, sailed north-west and came to Perga, the capital of Pamphylia (Acts 13:13, 14), a province about the middle of the southern sea-board of Asia Minor. It lay between Lycia on the west and Cilicia on the east. There were strangers from Pamphylia at Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost (2:10).


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