An·​a·​to·​lian ˌa-nə-ˈtō-lē-ən How to pronounce Anatolian (audio)
: a native or inhabitant of Anatolia and specifically of the western plateau lands of Turkey in Asia
: a branch of the Indo-European language family that includes a group of extinct languages of ancient Anatolia see Indo-European Languages Table
Anatolian adjective

Examples of Anatolian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The artifact will be showcased at the Ankara’s Museum of Anatolian Civilizations as part of its permanent collection, which houses a significant group of Haitian artifacts. Angelica Villa For Artnews, Robb Report, 27 Oct. 2021 The Taurus mountain range runs in an east-west arc for hundreds of miles, separating the Mediterranean coast from the Anatolian Plateau. Joshua Hammer, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 May 2024 The same can be said of the ranks of the bureaucracy, as well as high courts and key media outlets, many of which have been taken over by Anatolians sympathetic to the president. Soner Cagaptay, Foreign Affairs, 19 Feb. 2024 These earthquakes appeared to be occurring along the East Anatolian Fault, which divides the Eurasian tectonic plate to the north from the Anatolian plate to the south. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 6 Feb. 2023 Next is the Bosphorus Garden, an evocation of the importance of nature in Ottoman, Anatolian, and Turkish cultures. Tiziana Cardini, Vogue, 7 Nov. 2023 Its Central Anatolian Weaveries will create your custom covering in three to six months. Carrie Honaker, Southern Living, 11 Sep. 2023 Height: 23 to 25 inches Weight: 80 to 110 pounds Life Expectancy: 10 to 11 years 16 Anatolian Shepherd Dog Though protective, loyal, and calm, Anatolian Shepherds are not the dog for inexperienced pet parents or first-time dog owners. Leigh Crandall, Country Living, 11 Aug. 2023 With two key fault lines in its vicinity – the North Anatolian and the East Anatolian – Turkey is one of the most seismically active regions in the world. Nada Bashir, CNN, 17 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Anatolian was in 1590

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“Anatolian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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