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a vast plateau between the Black and the Mediterranean seas: in ancient usage, synonymous with the peninsula of Asia Minor; in modern usage, applied to Turkey in Asia.
Contemporary Examples

A good-looking woman, she maintained a no-nonsense approach on her pioneering digs in south-east Anatolia.
The Week in Death: The First Muslim Female Olympian Snubbed Adolf Hitler The Telegraph January 25, 2014

Historical Examples

The term “Anatolia” appears first in the work of Constantine Porphyrogenitus (10th century).
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7 Various

The Turks of Anatolia had many valuable qualities as soldiers.
The Turkish Empire, its Growth and Decay Lord Eversley

Bajazet, the Turkish emperor of Anatolia, had recently terminated an unavailing siege of seven years.
Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official William Sleeman

The one was established in China, the other in Syria and in Anatolia.
Origin of Cultivated Plants Alphonse De Candolle

But I think the vast size of Anatolia was rather a surprise to us all.
A Prisoner in Turkey John Still

It means a good deal when you are in the middle of Anatolia.
A Prisoner in Turkey John Still

The 12th book commences with a detailed account of Anatolia, and contains the northern part.
The Geography of Strabo, Volume III (of 3) Strabo

The French used to eat the tortoises that scour the plains of Anatolia.
A Prisoner in Turkey John Still

Anatolia, or Asia Minor, produces both rugs and mats of good quality.
Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern Rosa Belle Holt

the Asian part of Turkey, occupying the peninsula between the Black Sea, the Mediterranean, and the Aegean: consists of a plateau, largely mountainous, with salt lakes in the interior Historical name Asia Minor

ancient name of Asia Minor, from Medieval Latin Anatolia, from Greek anatole “the east,” originally “sunrise” (which of course happens in the east), literally “a rising above (the horizon),” from anatellein “to rise,” from ana “up” (see ana-) + tellein “to accomplish, perform.”


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  • Dobrynin

    Anatoly F(edorovich) [an-uh-toh-lee fyaw-duh-roh-vich;; Russian uh-nuh-taw-lyee fyaw-duh-ruh-vyich] /ˌæn əˈtoʊ li ˌfyɔ dəˈroʊ vɪtʃ;; Russian ʌ nʌˈtɔ lyi ˈfyɔ də rə vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA), 1919–2010, Russian diplomat.

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