Anatolian

noun
An·a·to·lian | \ˌa-nə-ˈtō-lē-ən, -ˈtōl-yən\

Definition of Anatolian 

1 : a native or inhabitant of Anatolia and specifically of the western plateau lands of Turkey in Asia

2 : a branch of the Indo-European language family that includes a group of extinct languages of ancient Anatolia — see Indo-European Languages Table

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First Known Use of Anatolian

1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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