noun Io·ni·an \ī-ˈō-nē-ən\

Definition of IONIAN

:  a member of any of the Greek peoples who settled on the islands of the Aegean Sea and the western shore of Asia Minor toward the end of the second millennium b.c.
:  a native or inhabitant of Ionia
Ionian adjective

Origin of IONIAN

Ionia, Asia Minor
First Known Use: 1550


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