Definition of Anatolian in English:

Anatolian

Syllabification: An·a·to·li·an
Pronunciation: /ˌanəˈtōlēən
 
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adjective

  • Of or relating to Anatolia, its inhabitants, or their ancient languages.
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    • The emergence of an alternative economy, especially of Anatolian origin, and new political centers and cultural spheres in the last two decades has brought the country to an irrevocable point.
    • Turkey's Anatolian heartland consists of a lot of mountains, and river valleys all traveling in unhelpful directions.
    • The Anatolian news agency reported Cay as saying that Bulgarian-Turkish relations, which have been developing very well lately, are an important factor for security on the Balkans and in Eastern Europe.

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  • 1A native or inhabitant of Anatolia.
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    • Indeed he argues that the Republic is a gocmen regime in which the elite are cut off from their own roots and tradition, and have become more Turkish than the Anatolians (Turks or otherwise).
    • They were Christians, Buddhists, Jews, Manicheans, pagans, nomads, shamanists, and animists as well, and, ethnically speaking, Seljuks, Khazars, Bulgars, Timurids, Mongols, Anatolians and Chinese.
    • To the Phoenicians He was Adoni, to the Anatolians He was Attis, to the Sumerians Damuzi.
  • 2An extinct group of ancient languages constituting a branch of the Indo-European language family and including Hittite, Luwian, Lydian, and Lycian.
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    • Some unexplained differences and another parallel branch, Anatolian, also allow many to discuss the (hypothetical) ancestors of this language.
    • There will also be classes with a specific language or language-family orientation, including African American English, Anatolian, Irish, Japanese, and Salish.
    • Modern Turkish is descended from Old Anatolian, the language brought to Asia Minor by the Seljuk Turks in the 11th century.

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