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[ahy-oh-nee-uh] /aɪˈoʊ ni ə/

an ancient region on the W coast of Asia Minor and on adjacent islands in the Aegean: colonized by the ancient Greeks.
an ancient region of W central Asia Minor, including adjacent Aegean islands: colonized by Greeks in about 1100 bc


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