Etymology
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Anatolia

ancient name of Asia Minor, from Medieval Latin Anatolia, from Greek anatole "the east," originally "sunrise" (which of course happens in the east), literally "a rising above (the horizon)," from anatellein "to rise," from ana "up" (see ana-) + tellein "to accomplish, perform." Related: Anatolian.

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Definitions of Anatolia

Anatolia (n.)
a peninsula in southwestern Asia that forms the Asian part of Turkey;
Synonyms: Asia Minor
From wordnet.princeton.edu